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.”
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.”