This is our 3rd year of pulling together with other local women in the brewing industry to collaborate on a recipe and brew on International Women’s Day. Every year our numbers grow, this year we had 11 women brewing a hopped up American Pale Ale at The Phoenix Brewing Company in Mansfield, OH.
What is International Women’s Collaboration Brew Day?
Women in breweries around the global collaborate and brew on the same day each year. The brew day is aligned to a theme which many breweries use for recipe inspiration. A portion of each beer sold is donated to the Pink Boots Society, which is attributed to a scholarship fund for women to pursue further brewing education.
This year a unique hop blend was the unifying theme. Palisade, Simcoe, Mosaic, Citra and Loral hops. The result? New E.R.A (Equal Rights Amendment) American Pale Ale. Recipe written and brewed in collaboration with the Ohio Craft Brewers’ Association, Drink Up Columbus, Lineage Brewing, Weasel Boy Brewing, North High Brewing, Phoenix Brewing Co., Commonhouse Ales, and Multiple Brewing.
2017’s brew theme was brew local. A grissette was developed using local malt and native ingredients like spicebush berry and paw paw fruit.