Metalman Brewing in Waterford city has announced its participation in the event which is being orchestrated by Project Venus, an organisation which aims to promote and further educate women in the brewing and beer industries in the UK and Ireland, along with the US-based Pink Boots Society.
Over 30 breweries plan to participate in the collaboration which sees female brewers from different breweries join forces to brew their interpretation of the global recipe for the day, Unite Pale Ale.
"Women are under-represented in the brewing industry” commented Gráinne Walsh, Founder and Head Brewer at Metalman Brewing, “so it’s wonderful to be able to take part in any initiatives to help raise the overall profile of women and beer.”
The base recipe for the beer has been agreed but each of the participating breweries will put their own stamp on it.
“I’ve got a few ideas for the recipe but nothing is finalised yet,” said Gráinne. She’ll be joined on the day by other female brewers from around the country including Adrienne Heslin from West Kerry Brewery and Sarah Roarty from the newly-established N17 in Galway.
"Collaboration brews are fantastic opportunities for brewers to share knowledge and catch up on innovations in the industry,” explained Gráinne, “It’s always fun to have visiting brewers in the brewery and especially for such a worthwhile endeavour."
Proceeds from the Unite Pale Ale brewday at Metalman will be donated to Waterford Women’s Centre, an organisation that promotes, encourages and supports women’s development and training and which aims to empower women to create and participate in a more inclusive society.
Unite Pale Ale will be available from Metalman Brewing stockists from April for a limited time while stocks last.