Lady beer brewers to tap ‘collaboration beer’ in Grand Junction
GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. — Support our state’s lady brewers with “a simultaneous tapping at nine different Colorado locations” of an all-female “collaboration brew.” Kannah Creek Brewing Company recently announced that its beer on tap will be a cherry blossom saison, called Fleurs de Cerisier. Grand Junction’s own Kannah Creek will host the local tapping at 3 p.m. Monday, May 13. It will be held at the 12th Street location.
The lady brew happened on April 21 at Kannah Creek. There, a local female brewer — Emma Faulkner — was joined by eight other women from Colorado’s brewing world to make the saison.
“It was a blast getting together with other female brewers from across the state,” Faulkner said. “It is unique to meet other females that share the same passion about beer, and this was a whole brewery full of them! Not only was it a fun brew day, but we learned a few things from each other and of course shared some beers at the end.”
Kannah Creek Spokeswoman Katlin Lubeley added: “With the brewing industry being male dominated, it’s really pretty cool to see a few of the women in the Colorado’s craft beer industry banding together and sharing knowledge and experiences. You could just tell how much fun all of the ladies were having together during the brew. Also it is probably pretty rare for women brewers to get the opportunity to brew with other females, so the fact that we got everyone together here at Kannah Creek is pretty awesome.”
According to a recent news release, the women in attendance wanted to tap the collaboration beer on the first day of American Craft Beer Week, May 13-19.
“The eighth annual American Craft Beer Week is an opportunity for craft beer lovers all across the U.S. to celebrate the more than 2,400 small and independent brewers that help shape America’s vast craft beer culture,” the news release said.
Participating Colorado breweries tapping the Fleurs de Cerisier include Kannah Creek Brewing Company, Oskar Blues Brewery, Odell Brewing Company, Ska Brewing Company, Wynkoop Brewing Company, Revolution Brewing, Prost Brewing Company, Great Divide Brewing Company, Boulder Beer and Funkwerks.
Proceeds from this collaboration will be donated to the Pink Boots Society. For more information about the Pink Boots Society, which helps women working in the beer industry advance their careers, visit http://www.pinkbootssociety.org.
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