Here’s to the ladies who brew.
In celebration of International Women’s Day, Wolf’s Ridge Brewing celebrating by crafting a signature beer.
Last year, the brewery produced Ladies Who Brunch, a stout created by collaboration between the women who work at Wolf’s Ridge. “We started in 2018 when Jenna, our sales rep, wanted to do something for International Women’s Day,” said Jenny Hauck, Marketing Director of Wolf’s Ridge Brewing.
Due to its success, the women knew they wanted to bring the celebration back.
This year, they chose to go for a more “drinkable” beer. Protégée is a strawberry table Saison made with a whopping 425 lbs of strawberries. The best part about this whole endeavor is that not only will be you be supporting the women who created the beer, but you’ll also be supporting women in the Columbus community.
50% of proceeds from draft sales of Protégée will go to the YWCA Columbus.
“We love partnering with local businesses who are doing the work to empower and lift women and minorities in our community. Today, too many women remain subject to many injustices from lower wages to outright sexual abuse; we saw this with Actual Brewing,” said Kate Manofsky Anderson, Marketing & Communications Director at YWCA Columbus.
“When a company reaches out to us to partner and champion their work that supports our mission, it’s a match made in heaven.”
In addition to Protégée and Ladies Who Brunch, the Women’s Brew event will also feature a specialty cocktail. Created with Middle West Spirits, The Matriarch blends Protégée with Honey Vanilla Bean Vodka from Middle West, strawberry whey, lemon, and bee pollen into a smooth, milkshake-like drink.
Unlike the beers, The Matriarch will only be available on Friday night. The proceeds from the cocktail will also be donated to YWCA Columbus.
The donations received from the partnership will enable the YWCA to tackle racism and sexism both now and in the future. “Through our programs, we address urgent challenges for women and families in Columbus by creating a community of safety, support, and stability through our Family Center and Women’s Residency Program,” said Kate.
“We confront uncomfortable truths about prejudice and poverty by initiating important dialogues through our fall event, Activists and Agitators, and ongoing community conversations.”
The inaugural tapping party for both beers will kick off at 3 pm on Friday. The Taproom will be open from 3 p.m. to 12 a.m. In the Hickory Room, the party will start at 5 p.m. and will include music from Cleveland-based DJ NicNacc.
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