8th,March is International Women’s Day, a day to celebrate the social, economic, cultural and political achievement of women.
Throughout history women have played and instrumental role in the production of beer.
It is a fairly recent development in human history that the term “brewer” became associated with members of the male sex,
as expressed by stereotypical images of brewmasters as bald German men with handlebar mustaches or flannel-clad neckbeards in Utilikilts.
No, for centuries humanity relied on women to create beer. (Photo above courtesy Pike Brewing.)
For women in the brewing industry International Women’s Day holds a second meaning.
International Women’s Collaboration Brew Day (IWCBD) is an annual event that coincides with International Women’s Day.
The event was first started in 2014, when 60 women brewmasters around the world simultaneously brewed the same recipe of craft beer.
Today, the event finds women joining together in brewhouses all around the world to collaborate on beers.