This annual event celebrates craft beverages, local foods, and the women who make them.
Back in 2012, when Pike Brewing Company hosted its first-ever Women in Beer event, the world of craft beer looked a lot different than it does today. To begin with, there were only 2,500 breweries in the nation, whereas today there are over 7,000. Honestly, back in those days, I remember the industry as being a lot more, uh, bearded. The door to the brewery was not locked, but it had not yet been fully kicked open. Pleasantly, things have changed and today there are a lot more women working in every aspect of the beer business, from the brewhouse to the boardroom.
Women in Beer, described as a “celebration of craft beverages, local foods, and the women who make them,” takes place this year on Monday, May 13th at 5:00 PM. Tickets are on sale now for this sure-to-sell-out event. Women in Beer is a fundraiser for Planned Parenthood. The event is part of the larger Seattle Beer Week celebration that features dozens and dozens of beer-focused events around the city.
“The principle brewers for centuries, women are credited with introducing hops to malt fermentation, radically transforming the brew to what we now recognize as beer,” say the event organizers. “Today, women continue to lead and innovate within the Washington beer, food, and craft beverage scenes. Pike’s Women in Beer tasting event highlights an impressive selection of women-owned and -run producers who continue to move our industry forward.”
As in years past, Pike Brewing’s Morning After Pale is the official beer of Women in Beer. It is described as having a light and creamy malt base and refreshing, bright hop character from whole leaf Citra hops. Brewed by the women who work at Pike Brewing, this pale ale will be available on draft and, for the first time ever, also available in six-packs of 12-ounce cans. The new can design will feature Pike’s Star P logo in Planned Parenthood blue and pink. A portion of proceeds of Pike Morning After Pale supports Planned Parenthood of the Great Northwest & Hawaiian Islands.
Pike is proud to support Planned Parenthood, whose mission is to empower individuals to make independent, informed decisions about their sexual and reproductive lives through providing information and health care, and promoting public policies that make those services available to all.