International Women’s Collaboration Brew Day is a worldwide annual event that takes place on March 8th of every year in conjunction with International Women’s Day.
It is an event open to all women working in or interested in beer to learn, network, and make friends—so join in, collaborate, enjoy brewing, enjoy the produce and try and get as many women involved as possible!
According to a Brewers Association benchmarking survey, women make up only about 7.5% of professional brewers. In order to help women advance careers in the craft beer industry, several Ohio breweries have encouraged their employees to participate in women’s brew days.
Here’s a list of beers created and brewed by women in celebration of International Women’s Day in the Miami Valley:
Alematic hosted their first guest brewer, Andrea from Nocterra Brewing in Powell OH, to create a blueberry pale ale called Blue Ocean Floor. The beer will be available on draft at the Huber Heights taproom on Sunday, March 7.
For their third annual International Women’s Day brew, the women of Branch & Bone Artisan Ales chose to make a mai tai IPA with lime, cara cara orange, tangerine, almonds and vanilla. Thanks, It Has Pockets Vol. 3 was also dry hopped with the Pink Boots hop blend. Cans are available for pickup and shipping today, with a draft release coming on Friday, March 5.
1000 Carillon BlvdDayton, Ohio 45409
On Monday, March 8 from 11am – 7pm they are holding a Women’s Brew Day where the female staff of Dayton History take the helm on a batch of our historical Carillon Coriander Ale. This special Monday opening is to share the educational standpoint as the brewery is usually closed on Monday. The public is invited to come in on Monday, enjoy our ales, and engage with our female staff members and brewing team as they brew this historic Coriander Ale recipe. The recipe comes from an 1831 publication entitled “Receipts For the Husbandman and Housewife” , essentially a guide on how to properly raise a family, emphasizing the brewing of beer by the housewife as an essential role in maintaining the health and wellbeing of the family. The female role as the primary brewer that dominated most history waned with the advent of the industrialization of the beer brewing process, but Dayton has boasted several female brewery owners in its past, and that has carried over into present day.
760 N Main St, Springboro, OH 45066
This Springboro brewery will hold a women’s brew day for their staff on Monday, March 8, making a pale ale with the Pink Boots hops blend.
219 S 2nd St, Miamisburg, OH 45342
The Mayor of Miamisburg, Michelle Collins will be joining joining as they brew a be brewing a Saison; Ball & Chain that day.
1521 First Avenue Middletown, OH 45044
A women majority-owned brewery, N.E.W. Ales is making a West Coast Style IPA with pineapple, and calling it “Hoptaschick”! The IPA is 7.5% ABV. Born from the idea that women enjoy a mouthful of hoppy bitterness, Hoptaschick delivers just that. Featuring heavy doses of Strata and Topaz hops, then splashed with 11 pounds of pineapple per BBL, you’ll find notes of citrus and pine in perfect balance. To spread the work about women’s brew day, and to give back to the community, they had a local, female artist, Liz Paulson, draw up a design to sell as a sticker, with parts of the proceeds going to the Women’s Hope House in Middletown. They will start selling Hoptaschick when their Biergarten reopens March 26th and then they will be open Fridays 5-10 and Saturdays 4-10.
217 W, Chillicothe Ave.,Bellefontaine, OH 433115
Owner Kathy Troyer brewed Hopped the Tracks, a hoppy brown ale, for release around International Women’s Day. More of Kathy’s small batch brews will be released throughout the month of March.
818 Factory Rd, Beavercreek, OH 45434
Their Pink Boots Brew is occurring on Sunday. The Brewery has a strong woman’s presence. With the help of the head brewer, all the women of the brewery have worked on developing the recipe for the brew.
In honor of International Women’s Day the ladies of Star City Brewing have made a Spicy Honey Brown Ale which we’re calling “Honey, I’m feeling spicy.” They are going to tap their beer on Saturday the 13th, because it’s a longer, busier day and $0.50 of every pint sold on the 13th will be donated to the Artemis Domestic Violence Center of downtown Dayton.
305 N Walnut St Ste B, Yellow Springs, OH 45387
They brewed Little Dancer Wheat Ale with Ginger and Blueberries- This complex and refreshing wheat ale was brewed on International Women’s Day by the amazing ladies that work at our brewery. The recipe was designed by one of their brewers, Rebekah Little, who also led the brew day.! They will be tapping it on International Women’s Day, Monday, March 8th at 3pm in the taproom. They’re also donating a portion of sales to Pink Boots Society for educational scholarships and programming.