February 22, 2024


Mash the Patriarchy 


In honor of International Women’s Day, we’re taking part in the Pink Boots Collaboration Brew at the Taproom. The Pink Boots Society aims to assist, inspire, and encourage women and non-binary individuals in the alcoholic beverage industry to advance their careers through education. Every year, they partner with Yakima Chief Hops to create an exclusive hop blend. Breweries around the world are encouraged to utilize this hop blend to brew any beer they’d like in support of advancing Pink Boots’ mission. 


This year for International Women’s Day, we’re releasing Mash the Patriarchy. Utilizing this year’s hop blend, which features Idaho 7, Ahtanum, HBC 638 and El Dorado hops, we’ve crafted a classic pale ale. Mash the Patriarchy has notes of berry and orange along with an herbal, woody undertone and slightly bitter hop bite. It will be available on draft and in 12oz cans. Samuel Adams will be donating $5,000 to the Pink Boots Society to support all the great work they do to advance women and non-binary individuals in beer. 


Our taproom head brewer, Chris Seigman, partnered with our coworker, Becca Ransohoff, on this beer. Becca is the Quality Supervisor at our production brewery across the street and focuses on brewing and blending. We took this opportunity to get to know Becca a little better! 



Tell us about your role at The Boston Beer Company. 

My team samples all of our tanks from the beginning of the brewing process, through fermentation and lagering, and into finished liquid. We are running 

various tests to make sure everything is moving along as it should and there are no quality problems along the way. 


How did you get into the beer industry? 

I was in a PhD program in chemistry and just never felt like it was a right fit for me. I was a big homebrewer while I was in grad school, so I decided to try and convince some local breweries they needed to hire a chemist. I ended up at MadTree Brewing for a little over 5.5 yearsdeveloping their sensory program, troubleshooting quality issues, and helping run experiments to support product development. I 

came to Sam Adams in January of 2022 looking for a new challenge and found my home with the quality folks at the Sam Adams Cincinnati Brewery. 


Where did the idea for this recipe come from? 

Chris and I opted for a simple, clean pale ale to showcase this year’s Pink Boots hop blend. 


Donations are from Samuel Adams to the Pink Boots Society. The Pink Boots Society is a Section 501(c)(3) charitable organization under U.S. law. For more information on the Pink Boots society, please visit https://www.pinkbootssociety.org/. 

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