I had the chance to help brew this beauty of a Brett C Ale, and it would give me warm fuzzies if you all head out to the brewpub on the 16th to go get some. I haven’t yet tasted Bechdel Brett (infinite props on the name), but I hear it tastes of gender equality, with a nose of rich inclusivity.
Folly Brewing and International Women’s Collaborative Brew Day
Collaborative Limited Release Beer for Charity
Toronto – 7 April 2016 – Brewer Christina Coady and the team at Folly Brewpub are thrilled to invite you to the launch of their limited release beer next Saturday, April 16 beginning at 1pm. The beer, aptly named The Bechdel Brett, was brewed with over twenty women in a unique collaboration celebrating International Women’s Day (March 8) and International Women’s Collaborative Brew Day (March 8). The Bechdel Brett, 6.2% ABV, was brewed with a Brettanomyces Claussenii strain and hopped with Calypso and Cascade hops.
International Women’s Collaboration Brew Day (IWCBD) fell on International Women’s Day (March 8th) this year. IWCBD allows women to experience brewing in a welcoming space. Says Coady, “we’re starting to lose the attitude that brewing and working in a brewery is a man’s job. IWCBD and women friendly beer events are excellent for encouraging women to not only check out what the beer industry can offer for potential careers but also feel more included in the beer community.”
An immediate outpouring of support following Coady’s January blog post (What We Don’t Like Talking About) encouraged the team at Folly Brewpub to create an event where women could come together to brew, chat, and create something truly their own. The women who brewed with Coady on March 5 were novices, homebrewers, brewing students, and more. The beer has been happily fermenting away since March and is now ready to be released to the public. Folly’s beers are known for their occasional tongue-in-cheek references, and the nod to American cartoonist Alison Bechdel seeks to reinforce the attitude that women can not only drink and talk about beer, but they can brew it too.
Folly Brewpub will be welcoming everyone – both women and men – to celebrate the launch of The Bechdel Brett with them. Proceeds from the official launch event will be going towards the Working Women Community Centre (WWCC) (www.workingwomencc.org). This centre is committed to providing services and programs to immigrant women in an effort to help them succeed in Toronto. A portion of the beer will also be available for purchase in Folly’s Bottle Shop, with $1 from each sale also going to the WWCC.
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.
Michelle Genttner tel: 416-533-7272