Sisters doing it for themselves…

Over a dozen brewsters in the UK are joining up with dozens of fellow brewsters around the world for the world's first International Women’s Collaboration Brew on March 8th. To celebrate International Women's Day, brewsters in Britain, Ireland, Italy, United States, Canada will be joining their sisters in Australia, New Zealand and Japan to create Unite Pale Ale. All will brew to the same recipe using Cascade hops, allowing each of them a chance to put their own take on this 4% beer.

International Womens Day Brewing Collaboration

Project Venus, the UK/Eire brewsters network, has teamed up with members of the US Pink Boots Society, with over 30 breweries taking part so far. The brainchild of Sophie de Ronde, head brewer of Brentwood Brewing Company, the idea is both to raise the profile of women in the brewing industry, and to encourage other women who may never drink beer or have considered a career in the industry to give it a go. 

Thanks to Jane Peyton, aka School of Booze (best sort of education I reckon), I'll be heading to Brentwood Brewing Company to lend a hand, and women everywhere are welcome to contact their local participating brewery (see list below) to get involved.

Unite Pale Ale

The beer will be sold via each brewery’s normal outlets, with 5p per pint going to the brewery’s charity of choice.

Keep in touch

via twitter - @ProjVenusUKEire – and facebook – Project Venus UK & Eire; Pink Boots Society

UK breweries taking part so far

Ashover   •   Brentwood   •   Brewster's   •   Dancing Duck   •   Gadd's   •   Harviestoun   •   Horncastle Ales   •   Loch Lomond   •   Mighty Hop   •   Off Beat   •   Oldershaw's   •   Prospect   •   Triple fff   •   Waen   •   Welbeck Abbey   •   Wilson Potter

Who else is involved?

Check out the World Map.