ManCan, a keg-style growler system, presented a $500 check to Pink Boots Society. The Pink Boots Society brings awareness to equality and support for women professionals in the beer industry. Launched on Kickstarter in early 2015, ManCan offered a limited edition WoManCan with the Pink Boots Society logo. Ten percent of the proceeds from the WoManCan sales went to benefit Pink Boots Society, a non-profit organization that empowers women beer professionals to advance their careers in the industry through education.
“It was an honor for the ManCan team to be able to help support these awesome female role models in the beer industry,” said Chris Mueller, CEO of ManCan. “We wanted to provide the ManCan Tribe with the opportunity to support a great cause. The partnership with Pink Boots Society is a perfect fit.”
Pink Boots Society’s Executive Director, Emily Engdahl, and member, Laura Ulrich, accepted the donation on behalf of Pink Boots Society. “We are grateful to ManCan for donating to Pink Boots Society,” Engdahl said. “It is inspiring to see companies like ManCan reaching out to further our goal of advancing women’s beer careers.”
The ManCan 128 launched on the Kickstarter funding platform in May and raised $320,986 (458 percent of the original $70,000 goal). The newly patented technology holds carbonation pressure, locks out air and keeps beer brewery-fresh much longer than traditional beer storage methods, the company explained. The original 64-ounce keg-style growler has been on the market for more than three years and has become a popular alternative to the traditional growler.