Thousands of women in the beer business and homebrewers are brewing for International Women’s Day. (Photo by THE ASSOCIATED PRESS)

Hops and hopes: Female brewers toast Women’s Day

  • Mar. 7, 2018 1:00 p.m.

Female brewers worldwide are raising a stein to International Women’s Day.

Thousands of women in the beer business and homebrewers are brewing together for International Women’s Day, which falls on Thursday.

It’s a way to raise the profile of women in a male-dominated industry and network.

British brewer Sophie de Ronde began encouraging women to brew together on March 8 five years ago.

About 160 breweries, homebrew clubs and other beer lovers in 12 countries are hosting a free “International Women’s Collaboration Brew Day” this year. They call their beer “Unite.”

A U.S.-based non-profit that supports women in the brewing industry, the Pink Boots Society, used to collaborate with de Ronde. It now runs its own event as a fundraiser for educational scholarships. More than 200 breweries are participating.

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