Each year we are proud to kick the boys out of the brew house and teach a team of local ladies how to brew beer on an industrial scale. We have partnered in years past with local organizations, clubs, and individuals to create some really interesting (and intense) beers!
This year, the response to the call for volunteers was so massive we wound up hosting 2 separate brew days, and produced 2 very different and unique beers! We want to take this opportunity to thank everyone who expressed interest in the brew days, and don’t fret if you didn’t make it to this year’s roster, we are already planning bigger and better things for next year!
Normally, we work to release these beers on International Women’s Day (March 8th) but this year, due to incredibly cold temperatures that virtually stalled our fermentation processes, the brews will be released closer to the end of the month. That’s okay! Great things are worth the wait and we want to make sure these beers are the best they can be.
2019 featured 2 teams of ladies brewing 2 unique individual brews featuring 1 main ingredient— chocolate!
We added 7-8kg of raw cocoa nibs to each batch then altered the malt and hops profile of each to create two unique brews each featuring a chocolate hint of flavour in an interesting and provocative way!
The first team brewed a 7.8% Strong Stout called the Dark Chocolate Diffractors — this beer features intense flavours of dark chocolate, espresso, and a bare hint of sweetness.
The second team brewed a 5.5% Chocolate-Caramel Cream Ale called the Pyrolitic Posse — featuring forward notes of caramel and biscuit, a hint of chocolate, and a bold sweetness that tantalizes the taste-buds!
Normally, we’d partner with amazing friends and local female restaurantuers to launch this beer, and this year is no different! On March 22nd we will celebrate the grand launch of these two bitchin’ brews paired with desserts from a variety of local, female-owned and operated restaurants and businesses! Ready to get the party started? Check our event out on Facebook to RSVP! See you soon Lethbridge!