How pubs and brewers are getting involved in International Women's Day?

By Nikkie Sutton

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Gender equality: International Women's Day aims to highlight achievements of women
Gender equality: International Women's Day aims to highlight achievements of women

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International Women's Day celebrates all things female and The Morning Advertiser takes a look at what the pub industry is doing to get involved in this day.

International Women's Day is a global day that celebrates the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. The day also marks a call to action for accelerating gender parity.

Brewhouse & Kitchen in Cardiff, is hosting an all-female brewery day experience.

Scottish brewer and operator BrewDog launched a 'beer for girls' to celebrate International Women's Day​ but the response to the beer wasn't entirely positive.

'Pink IPA' aimed to highlight gender pay inequality and support women seeking a career – particularly in science, technology, education and maths.

Donating funds

To highlight the gender pay cap, the beer will be served in BrewDog bars 20% cheaper to those who identify as a woman, while the brewery will donate 20% of its proceeds from bottled Pink IPA and Punk IPA to causes that fight against gender inequality.

However, the beer received a mixed reaction on social media, with users commenting on its bright pink label, and tagline 'beer for girls'.

London-based operator Three Cheers Pub Co is giving away one free drink to every woman​ in honour of the day.

The group's website said: "In honour of International Women's Day (and in this very special centenary year of women obtaining the vote) boutique London pub company Three Cheers Pub Co is giving away one free drink to every woman, between 12noon and 7pm, on Thursday 8 March."

Social action

The Bedford pub in Balham, south London, is hosting a gig with female artists to celebrate women.

The Cock & Bottle in Notting Hill, west London, has hosted a range of events throughout the week leading up to International Women's Day.

Brewery Wiper & True has released a beer in celebration of the women in its team.

Bavarian bar Manchester Bierkeller is giving away free packages, including beer.

Bath Brew House in Bath, Somerset, is hosting pamper sessions, comedy and more.

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