Eleven breweries from Asheville and the surrounding area will be participating in Biere de Femme Festival on March 11th in downtown Shelby, NC from 1-5pm. Biere de Femme is a unique festival experience that aims to showcase women beer professionals in North Carolina and beyond. Each of the participating breweries (30 in total) will pour two or more beers, one of which has been created specifically for the event and was brewed entirely by female employees.

In addition to the beers that will be available for sampling, there will be a wall dedicated to the History of Women in beer, a book release for “Brewing Up Ambition”, sensory training, and more. If you’re interested in furthering your brewing education, representatives from a number of different colleges that offer Brewing Degree Programs will be on site.

General admission tickets are $45 and include commemorative glassware and entry to the festival from 2-5. VIP tickets are $75 and include an extra hour to sample beers, access to three “VIP Only” breweries, a copy of “Brewing Up Ambition,” and a t-shirt. Food can be purchased separately from Good For You BBQ and Two Chicks and a Truck.

All proceeds from the festival will be donated to the Pink Boots Society to provide scholarships for women to advance their careers in the beer industry. The Pink Boots Society is an organization created to “assist, inspire, and encourage women beer industry professionals to advance their careers through education.”

For tickets, a complete brewery listing, and more information visit www.pinkbootssociety.org/events/#!event/2017/3/11/biere-de-femme-festival