Fresh from the brains at Folly, we’re happy to bring you freshly released news of the International Women’s Collaborative Brew Day to be held at Folly Brewpub on March 5 (sadly ladies, spots are full). Spearheaded by brewer Christina Coady who has undertaken the problem of sexism in the universe of beer, famously with her article on the Folly blog. We’re very happy that The Bottomless Pint’s very own Victoria Rombis will be a participant! Stay tuned next week for her coverage and photos of the brew day.
Full release below. Have fun, ladies! We can’t wait to taste it.
Folly Brewing and International Women’s Collaborative Brew Day
Collaborative Limited Release Beer for Charity
Toronto – 3 March 2016 – Brewer Christina Coady and the team at Folly Brewpub are excited to be inviting over twenty women to assist in the brewing of a special collaborative brew on Saturday, March 5. This brewday coincides with International Women’s Day (March 8) and International Women’s Collaborative Brew Day (March 8).
International Women’s Collaboration Brew Day (IWCBD) falls on International Women’s Day (March 8th). IWCBD allows women to experience brewing in a welcoming space. This year breweries from all over the world will be participating and encouraging women to brew together. Says Coady, “The beer industry is growing in Canada, and there are lots of new and exciting job opportunities. Right now, the brewing industry can feel like a boys’ club. We’re hoping to help change that.”
The women joining the brewday identified themselves as being interested in learning more about beer, homebrewing, and the brewing industry after Coady started a discussion on Folly’s Blog regarding the problematic nature of sexism and objectification within the beer and brewing beer world. The discussion of sexism in beer was met with many positive responses, especially from those working in beer. Coady and the Folly team hope this conversation continues so that more people recognize that sexism and the objectification of women to sell beer is not a welcome practice in the brewing world.
Due to overwhelming interest in participating, the brewday has been organized into two sections to accommodate everyone who signed up. The beer will be released Saturday, April 16 at an official launch event at Folly Brewpub. Folly Brewpub will be welcoming everyone – both women and men – to celebrate with them. Proceeds from the official launch event will be going towards the Working Women Community Centre (www.workingwomencc.org). This centre is committed to providing services and programs to immigrant women in an effort to help them succeed in Toronto.
About Folly Brewpub
Folly Brewpub features Belgian inspired beers, specifically saisons and farmhouse ales, while providing ‘comfort food’ dishes and a relaxed, social atmosphere. Their focus is on local in both food and beverage, working with Ontario suppliers wherever possible. Folly Brewpub also assumes the honour of being (unofficially) the largest ‘pouring’ whisky bar in Toronto, with 400 unique bottles on their wall.