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Women Brew Here

pinkbootsShameless self-promotion alert: I’m about to preview my own event. But I assure you, blurred lines of journalism aside, it’s worth writing about.

Tomorrow, beer-loving women across the planet will get together at breweries and homebrew shops to participate in the world’s first collaborative brew day for ladies. In honor of International Women’s Day, brewsters (as brewers of the fairer sex are called) and their friends will spend the day brewing their take on the same recipe – a 4% ABV session beer named Unite Pale Ale.

Here in Philly, Beer for Babes, my New Jersey-based craft beer appreciation group for women, is hosting a brew that’s open to all women from 1-3 pm at Nodding Head. Meredith Rebar, who runs Home Brewed Events, is donating her time to lead the brew and instruct the newbies, while Nancy Rigberg, owner of Home Sweet Homebrew, is donating supplies. Proceeds will go to fund scholarships for female brewers, and participants get to pick up a 22—ounce bottle when it’s finished.

Some brewsters in England dreamed up the idea, which is being organized by the Pink Boots Society, the only global organization for women in the beer industry. So far, 60 breweries in the continental U.S., Alaska, Europe, Australia, New Zealand, Japan and Israel are signed up to take part.

For those who’d like to join in at Nodding Head, tickets can be bought here for $10.

Nodding Head Brings the GABFs Home

gabf13_logoJust about all the local brewers are in Denver this weekend for the Great American Beer Festival, hoping to bringing home some GABF medals. But as Nodding Head’s Curt Decker points out, the brewery didn’t brew those beer for judges or the people of Colorado, they brewed them for us. So on Saturday at 3 p.m., Nodding Head will be pouring the beers at their brew pub that they submitted for judging.

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Troegs Is the Local Star at 2012 Great American Beer Festival

Tröegs Brewing Co. was the local star brewer at the 2012 Great American Beer Festival awards this weekend. The brewery brought home three golds (Hopback Amber, Dreamweaver Wheat and Sunshine Pils) plus the award for Mid-Size Brewery of the Year.

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