Last month women gathered at over 80 breweries in 11 countries to brew a collaboration beer called Unite Red Ale (http://pinkbootssociety.org/iwcbd/).
Sophie de Ronde, Brewing Technician for Muntons Malt, in Stowmarket, England, set the general parameters: brew a red ale, 4.6% alcohol by volume, using Willamette as the aroma hop.
Here at Anaheim Brewery, we looked at the specs and realized “That’s Anaheim Red!”
We quickly pulled together a team of women who love beer. Our brew crew included owner Barbara Gerovac, tasting room managers Alisha Hill and Janze Fonseca, Emily Finch of the Iron Press, and sales rep EJ Heck.
Our version of Unite Red Ale goes on tap April 8th. Sales of brew from this special batch are tracked and a portion of the proceeds donated to two charities. The first is the Pink Boots Society, a professional organization for women in the beer business. The other one is the Orange County Family Justice Center (OCFJC), which provides prevention resources for victims of family violence.
Anaheim Brewery’s Unite Red Ale is malty, with a noticeable caramel character and subtle roastiness.
Sophie De Ronde founded International Women’s Collaboration Brew Day in 2014 to raise awareness of women in the brewing industry while raising funds for a local charity and for the Pink Boots Society. To make the day even more meaningful, she scheduled it on International Women’s Day.