Join your fellow female beer professionals for a day of collaboration and camaraderie. March 8th is the annual International Womens Day, and the brewsters of Project Venus in the UK have organized a worldwide collaborative brew for that day. So far there are approximately 30 breweries participating, and we hope to grow that number.
Brewing will take place on March 8th, all over the world! Watch Facebook and Twitter for constant brewing updates from all parts of the globe that day.
The recipe is called Unite Pale Ale, and it is formulated such that every Brewster who wants to participate can put her creative personality into their version. Here’s the recipe:
Unite Pale Ale Collaboration Brew Recipe
4% pale session beer with a universally available hop
Late hop: Cascade (US/UK/NZ/German)
If we all follow the above recipe, the beer will still be unique to each brewery. If you have problems with getting the go ahead from your employer (if you are not the owner) due to the nature of the recipe then the additions of spice/fruits can be made at your discretion.
For this event, we as brewsters want to raise the awareness of women in the brewing industry. We are dedicated brewers, making top quality beer and we want to make a difference in how beer is promoted and perceived around the world.
As part of this event we wish to donate proceeds of the beer’s earnings to charities, the Pink Boots Society and another charity of the brewers’ choice. The Pink Boots Society is a USA-based 501(c)3 non-profit organization with an international membership, and helps women further their beer careers through scholarships and the educational programs PBS provides. The second charity can be of the brewers’ choice, making the beer more meaningful to her or his local consumers.
Learn more about Project Venus here: http://www.projectvenus.co.uk/
This idea originated with Sophie de Ronde of Brentwood Brewing Company, Essex, UK who was also the initial event organizer. Sophie is a member of Project Venus UK & Eire, who are also Pink Boots Society members. Project Venus was founded by Sara Barton, owner and Brewmaster of Brewster’s Brewery in Grantham, UK. She was the first woman winner of the coveted UK Brewer of the Year Award, given by the British Guild of Beer Writers.
The International Event Organizer is Denise Ratfield of Stone Brewing. Denise is also the Pink Boots Society – Social Media Committee Chair.