Live Blogging: 2015 International Women’s Collaboration Brew Day

IWCBD_2015_EventDay_REDHey laaaaaaaaaaaadies! Today is International Women’s Day. It also just happens to be the second annual International Women’s Collaboration Brew Day.

To commemorate the occasion, female brewers from all over the world will come together to brew their own versions of a recipe appropriately titled Unite Red Ale.

Here in Central Texas, members of Bitch Beer, along with Pink Boots Society Central Texas and San Antonio Girls Pint Out, are brewing at Uncle Billy’s Brew and ‘Que, Middleton Brewing, Adelbert’s Brewery and Freetail Brewing Company.

Check back throughout the day as we post updates and photos from the various brew days, and check out the Twitter Widget at the bottom of this post for dispatches from International Women’s Collaboration Brew Days around the world!

Update: 11am CST Uncle Billy’s

Screen Shot 2015-03-08 at 10.58.58 AMMembers of Bitch Beer along with Pink Boots Central Texas (and a few pint size helpers) have arrived at Uncle Billy’s to start the brew day with Craft Beer Princess Christine Celis and her daughter Assistant Brewer Daytona.

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Daytona getting started on sanitation

Update 11:15am CST Middleton Brewing


The ladies at Middleton are milling in the grain


 Update 11:40am CST   Worldwide

Check out this map of participating IWCBD breweries around the world!


Update 12:40pm Uncle Billy’s

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It’s starting to smell really awesome in here

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We’ve got pink boots in the brewhouse today, and Daytona even has a pink gas mask


 Update: 1pm CST Austin, TX

Austin homebrewers are also getting in on IWCBD fun!

If you’d like to brew an IWCBD red ale recipe at home on this rainy day, stop by Austin Homebrew Supply or SOCO Homebrew to pick up their special kits.

Details from SOCO Homebrew:

“We are happy to announce our SoCo Pink Boots Society Red recipe to Help IWCBD.
At SoCo Homebrew we fully support a non gender based brewing environment Many of us here have heard our family history with our great grandmothers who were the ones who brewed the beer. We are proud of this tradition and have brewed in one of the family crocks. We are offering this recipe (Partial=$31.15 All Grain=$27.44 Includes yeast) For 10% off plus a Free can of Pink caps to represent The Pink Boots Society.”

From Austin Homebrew Supply:

“Sunday is International Women’s Day. In celebration and in honor of the first brewers, we debut our new AHS Ninkasi’s Red Ale. Through Sunday night, 10% of the net proceeds from the the new AHS Ninkasi’s Red Ale will go to the Pink Boots Society. The Pink Boots Society is an organization created to empower women beer professionals to advance their careers in the Beer Industry through Education. Find out more at This red ale is named in honor of the ancient Sumerian Goddess of beer, Ninkasi. The beer has a nice malt backbone balanced with mild bittering hops and subtle earthy and floral flavors.”


Update 1pm CST Adelbert’s Brewery

Check out photos from the IWCBD at Adelbert’s:

 Update: 1:45pm Uncle Billy’s

Boil time! Check out more photos from the fun at Uncle Billy’s.

 Update: 2:10pm  San Antonio

FreetailGPO1Check out the ladies of Girls’ Pint Out San Antonio brewing at Freetail Brewing Company

Update: 3:30pm  Uncle Billy’s

There are going to be some happy farm animals munching on the spent grain from Unite Red Ale soon.

Update: 4:50pm  Adelbert’s

More brew day photos from Adelbert’s where the ladies are brewing on the pilot system.

Update: 5:20pm   Uncle Billy’s

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Pitchin’ yeast 


Cheers to everyone who participated in International Women’s Collaboration Brew Day. It was so fun and inspiring to see women putting their hearts, souls and muscles into brew days all over the world. Here in Austin we’ll be having some special tapping events once the beers are ready to drink. We hope to see all of you there!

IWCBD Tweets Around The World



1 Comment on Live Blogging: 2015 International Women’s Collaboration Brew Day

  1. Great post! Looks like you had fun! We made Unite Red at Three Notch’d in Harrisonburg, VA. Happy IWCBD!!!
    Check out our post about the day at

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