Today women of the global beer industry unite to celebrate International Women’s Collaboration Brew Day (IWCBD.) IWCBD, pioneered in the USA in 2014 to deliberately coincide with International Women’s Day, aims to bring together ladies who love to brew in a show of passion and skill. Because women drink and brew beer too!
The South African celebratory events will take place on Saturday, 11 March allowing women who work in the beer industry to take part at their leisure.
Ladies of the Cape Town beer scene will gather at Afro Caribbean Brewing Company in Kenilworth, where they’ll get to work brewing 200 litres of African Queen Blonde Ale. Brewmasters for the day will be badass brew ladies Apiwe Nxusani-Mawela of Brewhogs, and Megan Gemmell of Clockwork Brewhouse.
Other activities to look forward to include beer tasting challenges and inspiring beer centric talks led by beer writer Lucy Corne. Beer brewed at the event will be available to purchase at Banana Jam Cafe, with a portion of sale proceeds going to Nonceba Family Counselling Centre in Khayelitsha, which looks after children from abused backgrounds.
The Jozi event will be led by passionate home brewers Thandi Guilherme and Michelle Erasmus, who will be brewing a smaller batch of African Queen at BrewCraft in Jet Park.
Entrance to both events is free, making it an excellent opportunity to learn about beer and brewing, or simply enjoy the festive feeling of ladies in beer collaboration. Events begin at 9am, and participants are welcome to pop by any time until 4pm.
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