Farmhouse beers from Donegal

Pink shovels unite with pink boots for worldwide Collaboration Brew Day

Pink Shovel Society

Kinnegar Brewing is to unite with women across the world for Collaboration Brew Day. With a remarkable four out of six staff of the fairer sex, Kinnegar bucks the worldwide industry norm. Just like drinking it, making beer is traditionally regarded as men’s work and the popular image of today’s growing population of craft brewers is of bearded gents sporting scruffy lumberjack shirts. Not so at Kinnegar. Here four women join forces with just two lucky men to produce our range of farmhouse beers for an increasingly discerning beer-drinking public.

To mark International Womens Day (March 8th), Kinnegar’s ladies join their fellow female beer professionals for a worldwide collaborative brew. Each brewery will work to a recipe called Unite Pale Ale, a session beer made with a universally available hop. The recipe is formulated in a manner that allows every brewster (female brewer) to put her own creative personality into her version. Assistant Brewer, Rachel, will lead the team, assisted by colleagues Rita, Louise and Libby.

Organised by USA-based Pink Boots Society and UK-based Project Venus, the Collaboration Brew Day aims to raise awareness of women in the brewing industry. The team at Kinnegar joins brewsters from the United States, Britain, Italy and Japan, as well as Irish brewster, Grainne Walsh from Metalman in Waterford.

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