Women gather in first beer industry collaboration

A group of female brewers are set to come together in the industry’s first collaboration to create their very own limited edition craft beer.

Jenn Merrick, founder of London based brewery; Earth Station plans to join together with a leading team of 24 other female brewers, Heriot-Watt University students and lecturers to celebrate the craft, creativity of past, present and future female brewing.

Heriot-Watt currently offers the first and longest running degree on Brewing and Distilling, where 50% of the lecture staff are female.

The team of professional female brewers will work closely with a new generation of brewers from Heriot-Watt, who currently offer the first and longest running degree on Brewing and Distilling, where 50% of the lecture staff are female.5200218267_c1f27410bd_b

Assistant Brewing Professor Rachel Sutherland at the university praised the collaboration and said;

‘This is a fantastic opportunity for our female students to collaborate with some of the leading female figures within the craft beer industry.’

‘Beer has, throughout history, been crafted by women and our students are proudly upholding this tradition, showing the next generation what they can look forward to.’

The limited edition beer will be will be available at beer festivals across the country, hosted by We Are Beer, a company who aim to promote modern beer, bringing breweries, beer lovers, musicians and brands together to celebrate the diverse and dynamism of modern brewing culture.

Founder of We Are Beer, Greg Wells, who commissioned the collaboration project, said;

The kettle sour will be available at each of We Are Beer’s festivals in Edinburgh, London and Bristol, and will later be released in small, limited edition multi packs.

 

Edinburgh craft beer festival

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Edinburgh’s first ever craft beer festival is set to take place on the last weekend of May and will showcase some of the finest breweries world wide as representatives will travel from afar to join the festival.

Edinburgh’s creative open space the Biscuit Factory is set to host the city’s first festival of this kind and the event will showcase no less than 200 craft beers from superstar craft brewers around the world. Journeying from all corners of the world from as far as New Zealand, America and Europe to arrive in Edinburgh the multicultural event will celebrate only the finest and best of beer.

Greg and Dan, the proud event organisers have hand picked the complete line-up and are excited to announce that this will include international breweries such as Lervig, Firestone Walker, Kernel as well as more locally breweries such as Thornbridge and Brewdog.

Scotland’s first global craft beer gathering will be the first of its kind in terms of the talent it will showcase and the somewhat 3000 people that are estimated to attend the event. More than 200 beers will be available to taste during the weekend some of which are classics returning to centre stage once again whilst many are newcomers to the market and are showcasing their products for the very first time. With some festival specials among them, those purchasing their early bird tickets are certainly in for a treat.

 

Top 5 Craft Beers

Brewdog: Elvis Juice

Showcasing some new epic brews, Brewdog are expanding their exciting range and this is certainly among the favourites. Crammed with pithy grapefruit and orange, this toasty IPA will most definitely get your taste buds tingling.

Firestone Walker: Bravo

This American brown ale is brewed using the hop variety ‘Bravo’ and is then aged for a year in a bourbon barrel. The barrel-aged beer is one of the driest beers yet but is brought to life by its malty freshness.

Yeastie Boys: Pot Kettle Black

Dark as the night and malty rich this warm and hoppy beer has paved its way successfully along the coasts of New Zealand, leaving in its wake many affectionate followers.

Pohjala: Must Kuld Colombia

Some of the most exciting craft beers will grace the spotlight of the event. This rich, dark coffee porter is a divine blend of tastes: milk chocolate, raspberries, vanilla and a hint of honey.

Fallen Brewing: New World Odyssey

This spicy blend of fresh fruitiness and a crisp citrusy note are all the right components to make this a refreshing, easy drinking lager.

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