Ahhh, beer. It’s cold, refreshing and God, does it taste good. But since the dawn of time, it’s been considered the ‘working mans’ beverage of choice and has therefore left the ladies out in the cold – until now.
2020 is the year beer becomes the working woman’s drink, and the female brewers at Young Henrys are at the forefront of that.
In celebration of International Women’s Day, this Sunday the 8th of March, Young Henrys is releasing ‘FREE THE NEIPA,’ a hazy, complex, citrusy New England IPA exclusively brewed, bottled and brought to us exclusively by ladies as part of the brewery’s B-Side series. Oh, and 10% of the proceeds of the beer go to Too Good Co, a social enterprise that supports and employs vulnerable women.
Carla Daunton, one of the Young Henrys brewers behind FREE THE NEIPA appeared on the latest episode of It’s Been A Big Day For…to twist the lid on all this lady beer business and it’s safe to say, our thirsts were well and truly quenched.
Listen to the latest ep of It’s Been A Big Day For…below:
Speaking about the age-old stereotype that beer is a ‘man’s drink,’ Carla said, “The fact that women weren’t allowed in bars in Queensland to drink with the men until the ‘70s might have something to do with it… the industrial revolution might have something to do with it.”
“It was originally women that were brewing beer,” Daunton revealed. “It was women’s work. You make the bread – you’ve got the yeast, you’ve got the bread water, you make the beer.”
During our chat with Daunton, she also spoke about taste-testing beer at 6am, where to begin if you’re a beer novice, the supportive brew crew at Young Henrys and how craft beer has become more accessible to the masses because of the changing culture of drinking
Young Henrys’ FREE THE NEIPA launches nationwide on Friday March 6th so make sure you give it a taste, get some good karma and support the sisterhood in the process.
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