Brewhouse and Kitchen, the UK’s largest brewpub chain and the second largest in Europe will host hundreds of women nationwide – including celebrities, prominent figures and local community members – at 19 locations across the country on 8 March for their annual FemALE Brewing Experience Day – for the 5th International Women’s Collaboration Brew Day; ‘Unite Exotic’.
The day will begin with a briefing followed by a mashing in. By lunchtime, guests will have taken part in sparging, digging out the mash tun. After lunch they will start the boil and add hops and finings before transferring the brew to the fermenter.
Brewhouse and Kitchen Marketing Manager Gail Bunn says the rise of women in the industry can be credited to the skills it takes along with changing attitudes in society.
She commented: “Women have greater ability to distinguish between high numbers of aromas and flavours, which is key to success in craft brewing. Along with this, beer companies are more aware of the importance of female beer drinkers and women now feel more comfortable to drink beer, attend pubs and contribute to the growth of the industry.
“We’re seeing this reflected in both our customers base and growth of women participating in our Brewing Academy, which fosters successful careers in brewing.”
Brewhouse and Kitchen will make a donation to Cancer Research UK from each pint sold of the specially brewed beer.