Equality Brew Collaboration Celebrates International Women’s Day

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Female brewers representing Snake River Brewing and Roadhouse Brewing Co. will gather at Snake River Brewing on Friday to brew a new beer: Equality Brew, in honor of International Women’s Day. This Friday, March 8, marks the 150th anniversary of Wyoming women’s suffrage. This annual collaboration includes the Wyoming chapter of the Pink Boots Society, an organization “created to assist, inspire and encourage women beer industry professionals to advance their careers through education.”

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Last year’s Women’s Brew Day resulted in the tasty Red Sonja Gose.

Previous years have resulted in the crafting of the Red Sonja, a Gose beer, as well as the Moxie mango pale ale. This year’s Equality Brew is a hoppy Belgian wit beer, brewed “in reverence to and continued action toward progress. Last year’s Pink Boots Brew Day garnered participation from 260 breweries spanning 10 countries. Both breweries will have the Equality Brew flowing from their taps in mid-April, at which time $1 from every pint sold will benefit a local, female-empowerment driven nonprofit: Womentum. 
Roadhouse Brewing Co. President and COO Jody Valenta says, “The Pink Boots collaboration brew day was created to celebrate the female spirit in the craft brewing industry, and we partnered with regional female-owned and managed Gooding Farms to source the hops (Idaho Gem) for the beer and recognize women in our sister industry. For all of us participating in the local brew day, it’s a time to recognize how far women in Wyoming have come in the past 150 years, and it’s also a time to plan and activate change for disparities still facing us, like Wyoming’s pay gap, which has women earning 64 cents for every $1 men earn.”
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In 2017, collaborators dressed for the occasion with Hawaiian shirts.

Beer enthusiasts are welcome to join and partake in the process throughout the day. Brewing will take place at Snake River Brewing on Friday, March 8. Celebrate women, beer and women in beer while learning more about the craft beer brewing process and industry.
“Snake River Brewing is once again excited to be part of the annual Pink Boots brew day. We’re very proud of our Wyoming roots and Wyoming’s history of strong women. It’s only natural that when we sought inspiration for the Equality Brew, we looked back to the suffragettes of Wyoming, and turned to collaborate with some of our fellow pioneering females in the brewing industry.” said Ariel Korber, marketing director of Snake River Brewing.

 

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Raised in the land of casseroles and deep fried cheese curds, Sam Simma left rural Wisconsin for the mountains of Wyoming in summer 2012. Her appetite for adventure is the only thing that rivals her passion for food. She has always used writing to document and critique her travel and dining experiences. Her warmest memories among family and friends have been associated with the food that was at the center of the occasion. From staging cooking shows with siblings to perfecting turtle brownies with her dad, today Sam enjoys connecting people over food by hosting cookie decorating parties, wine pairing nights, and Midwest-inspired potlucks. A dessert fanatic, she has come to impress friends and family with key lime pies, Oreo bon bons, and Snickers ice cream cakes that are far simpler than they could ever imagine. Shhh! Don’t tell.

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