In an initiative across its 22 brewpub sites, the group invited residents of their pubs’ local communities to take part in its fourth International Women’s Brew Day event.
Each site brewed a different beer, with brews including: Chocolate Treacle Stout, Pineapple NEIPA, Comet Cherry Bomb, Raspberry Pale Ale, Shredder IPA, Red Beer, Salted Caramel Chocolate Milk Stout.
The group wanted to highlight women’s long involvement in the beer industry. This history stretches from Ancient Egypt where it was predominantly women making and consuming beer to the modern age, where women are at the forefront of innovation in the sector.
Brewhouse & Kitchen said it had seen continued growth in their number of female brewers, pubgoers and interest in its Brewing Academy.
Brewhouse & Kitchen marketing manager Gail Bunn said: “Our International Women’s Brew Day allowed us to bring together women of the local community with others around the world to come together and brew a Unite Tribute beer this International Women’s Day.”
Proceeds from the brewing experience were donated towards Breast Cancer Research.
Bunn added: “Today, beer companies are more aware of the importance of female beer drinkers and women now feel more comfortable to drink beer, attend pubs and contribute to the growth of the industry.
“On International Women’s Day, we wanted to celebrate women’s contributions to the industry and encourage new ladies to consider the trade by introducing them to the brewing process.”
The Morning Advertiser asked dozens of women in the pub and hospitality sector for their opinions on the state of the trade in the latest issue of The Morning Advertiser magazine (9 March).