BETTENDORF, IA - Crawford Brew Works will host a International Women's Collaboration Brew Day from 8-am until 3-pm on March 8th. The Collaboration Brew Day was born from a desire to take part in International Women’s Day (IWD) March 8th by raising the profile of women’s roles in the beer industry. The event is promoted by the IWCBD and Pink Boots Society organizations.
Local participants will join efforts at Crawford for the brew day. A Tap Release will follow this Spring with a final brew available throughout the Quad Cities. A portion of proceeds, from sales of the brew, will be donated to a local women's charity.
Expected Quad City Area participants include: Great River Brewery, Bent River Brewing Co., Rebellion Brew Haus, Wake Brewing, Radicle Effects Brewerks, Front Street Brewery, Five Cities Brewing, Green Tree Brewery, Granite City Brewery, Mississippi River Distillery, Walsh Apiary, Endless Brews, and CBW. The event is targeted towards breweries, homebrewers, and non-profits.
Karen Schaar, of CBW, is organizing the event. She organizes the event, locally, through the Women's Powder Kegger's. The Powder Kegger's is a group of women who are interested in brewing beer.
"The mission is to help other women discover this rewarding hobby, and to share our knowledge and support," said Schaar. "We are a Brigade of Female Fermenters! So I am super excited to get together with other professional women in the local brewing community and brew a beer together."
International Collaboration Brew Day for Women
The event is all in conjunction with the International Collaboration Brew Day for Women. The event embraces all women who brew, whether it be on a commercial basis or for their home brewing hobby. The aim of the day is for women who are passionate about beer to get together and brew. Through the course of collaboration people learn, network and develop their own personal skills. Brewers help each other out, advise where necessary and when asked, this is a natural part of the brewing community and aids good beer to be produced. IWCBD was set up to help develop this ethos among brewers.
Who Are the Pink Boots Society®?
We are the female movers and shakers in the beer industry. We get the beer brewed and fermented with the highest possible quality. We also own breweries, package the beer, design beers, serve beers, write about beer, and cover just about any aspect of beer, and we are all women. Most importantly, we teach each other what we know through our own seminar programs, and we help each other advance our beer careers by raising money for educational scholarships.
P—Passion I—Integrity & Inspiration N—Networking K—Knowledge
B—Beer & Brewing O—Opportunity O—Open Exchange of Ideas T—Teach S—Success