CAMRA announce special edition beer box for International Women’s Day

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CAMRA announce virtual tasting and special edition beer box for International Women's Day 2022: celebrating the powerful voice women have gained in the industry
CAMRA announce virtual tasting and special edition beer box for International Women's Day 2022: celebrating the powerful voice women have gained in the industry

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The Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA) has announced a new special edition beer box and accompanying brewer-led virtual tasting event set to feature five of the nation’s top female brewers to celebrate International Women’s Day (Tuesday 8 March 2022).

The virtual tasting, which will take place at 7pm on Thursday 3 March, will be hosted by freelance food and drinks writer and bestselling author of 50 Years of CAMRA​, Laura Hadland.

CAMRA learn and discover manager Alex Metcalfe said: “More than 50% of the content we commission for our ‘Learn & Discover’ platform, aimed at educating beer lovers and pub-goers about their favourite drink, is contributed by women, demonstrating the powerful voice that women have gained in the beer industry over the last few years.” 

Award-winning contributors 

Joining Hadland for the virtual tasing, will be Sara Barton from Brewster’s Brewing Company; Becky Kean of Nirvana Brewery; Elly Bell from Durham Brewery; Charlotte Cook of Coalition Brewery and Alesha Ivey from Five Points Brewery.

In addition to the beer box and virtual tasting, which cost £35 for members and £40 for non-members, CAMRA will be promoting the female authors and experts who regularly contribute to its ‘Learn & Discover’ education platform as well as its publishing arm over the coming month.

These include award-winning contributors such as Alison Taffs, Emma Inch, Ruvani De Silva, Katie Mathers, Rachel Hendry, Jane Peyton and Hollie Stephens, among others.

No longer a male pastime 

The announcement comes after CAMRA recently launched a consultation into inclusivity​, diversity, and equality within the campaign and at its events, in which members and non-members were asked to share experiences and feedback on interactions with the organisation.

Metcalfe added: “Beer is no longer a male pastime, and the female contribution to the beer industry must be celebrated and promoted every day of the year, not just on International Women’s Day.”

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