International Women’s Day Events

Friday, March 8, 2019


Women from ten Central Ohio and nearby breweries met at Combustion Brewery in Pickerington to brew Stand Strong Double IPA, a beer made for International Women’s Dayusing the Pink Boots hop blend. Tapping events are planned Friday, March 8 at Combustion and the participating breweries:

Ill Mannered Brewing in Powell will tap a hazy IPA with Norwegian Kveik yeast brewed for International Women’s Day. A portion of the beer sales will be donated to the Turning Point Delaware Women’s Shelter.

North High Brewing will tap the International Women’s Day Pink Boots collaboration beer, which will also serve as a kickoff to their Girl Scout cookie and beer pairing feature. A portion of beer sales on Friday, March 8 will be donated to Gracehaven, a non-profit helping victims of domestic minor sex trafficking.

Olentangy River Brewing Company will hold a fundraiser on International Woman’s Day to benefit She Has a Name. ORBC will donate $2 from every pint of Roosevelt Coffee Stout and $1 from all other pints sold to the charity committed to ending human trafficking.

In addition to making another batch of last year’s International Women’s Day beer, Ladies Who Brunch Imperial Breakfast Stout, Wolf’s Ridge Brewing made a new beer for the 2019 event: Protégée, a table saison infused with strawberries. 50% of draft sales and 10% of bottle sales from both beers on Friday, March 8 will be donated to the YWCA, who will be on hand to educate guests about their housing program for women in the city of Columbus.


Bookhouse Brewing in Ohio City hosted a women’s brew day in February; the resulting Brut IPA – made with malt donated by West Branch Malts as well as the Pink Boots hops blend – will be tapped on International Women’s Day. $1 of each pint sold will be donated to thePink Boots Society, the non-profit organization that assists and encourages women in the brewing industry.

The Butcher & the Brewer in downtown Cleveland held a “Galentine’s Day” brew day in February, with the resulting beer to be released on International Women’s Day (style to be announced).

Fat Head’s will hold a women’s brew day for their employees and distributor reps at the brewery in Middleburg Heights on International Women’s Day. All Fat Head’s locations will offer half off appetizers from 11:00am – 2:00pm for all women and 20% off in the gift shop.

Hansa Brewery will host a Pink Boots brew day on Tuesday, March 12. All women are invited to participate in the brewing of an all-Ohio SMASH with Vienna Malt from West Branch Malts and Chinook hops from Barn Talk Hops. Mash-in begins at noon and brewing continues throughout the day.

Masthead Brewing Co. celebrated International Women’s Day by brewing Pony Goes Pink, a NEIPA with guava. They will be canning and releasing the beer on Sunday, March 24. A portion of the proceeds will go to the Pink Boots Society and Girls With Sole, a local organization that utilizes free fitness programs to empower girls that are at-risk or experienced abuse of any kind.


The Cincinnati State Brewing Science DepartmentCincinnati State Women’s Empowerment Network and the Cincinnati chapter of the Pink Boots Society will hold a candid conversation about sexual violence, including sexual assault and harassment, in the restaurant, bar, and brewing industries on Wednesday, March 20 at the ATLC Auditoriumon the Cincinnati State campus. Maria Cole, a prevention specialist from WoMen Helping WoMen, will lead a discussion about the types of violence women might be facing in the industry, while also educating participants about tools and resources that are available.

The Cincinnati chapter of the Pink Boots Society will hold women’s brew days throughout the month of March at the following Southwest Ohio breweries:

Grainworks Brewing in West Chester will offer women discounted pours on International Women’s Day.

Swine City Brewing in Fairfield will offer discounted prices for women all day on International Women’s Day.

MadTree Brewing in Cincinnati brewed ‘Annie’ in celebration of International Women’s Day. Annie Oakley resided in the brewery’s Oakley neighborhood during her life and the can label art was inspired by a well-known mural of the sharpshooter. MadTree is proud to have Danielle Sickmiller on their brewing team, who is a member of the Pink Boots Society‘s Finance Committee. The beer will be available in cans and on draft on Tuesday, March 19.


Warped Wing Brewing in Dayton will host a free educational event for women interested or already working in the brewing industry on International Women’s Day. Topics include malt and yeast management, quality control, sensory evaluation, and brewery ownership and management. Women from Columbus Brewing CompanyFifth Street BrewpubSeventh Son BrewingYellow Springs BreweryLallemand Yeast and Origin Malts will lead the educational sessions. $1 from each pint sold throughout the day will be donated to the Pink Boots Society Cincinnati chapter.

Fifth Street Brewpub will celebrate women in and out of the brewing industry on International Women’s Day. As a cooperatively owned brewpub, Fifth Street is anchored in the action of giving to their community. This year, in addition to featuring beers from women-positive breweries, they are hosting Dayton regional businesses that support women and their needs. Each organization will be paired with a tap where each pint gifts their organization with a $1 donation from 6-8 p.m.
Also, from 10-6 p.m., Fifth Street will be brewing “Don’t Call Me Chick”–a chicory ale– which will be released at a later time. All women are invited to stop by during production to lend a hand, learn all they have ever wanted to know about beer, or simply grab a hard-earned pint of fabulous FSB beer.

Yellow Springs Brewery held a women’s brew day in February and will release Women Did It First, a kettle sour ale with pineapple on International Women’s Day at their taproom in Yellow Springs.Proceeds will benefit Project Woman Ohio, a non-profit dedicated to ending domestic violence and sexual assault.

The women of Branch & Bone Artisan Ales in Dayton brewed a special beer to be released on International Women’s Day. $1 from every full pour of Thanks, It Has Pockets blackberry lavender wheat ale will benefit the Artemis Center, an organization that helps victims of domestic violence.

Star City Brewing in Miamisburg held a women’s brew day in early February. CRBF – a stout with chocolate, raspberry and cayenne pepper will be released on International Women’s Day, with 10% of the day’s sales donated to the Artemis Center, an organization that helps victims of domestic violence.

Crooked Handle Brewing in Springboro will hold a women’s brew day on Saturday, March 9. This year’s theme is “United Forage,” and the brewery has been working with Ohio foraging groups to decide on authentic Ohio ingredients to add to the beer.

Mother Stewart’s Brewing Company in Springfield will hold an International Women’s Day meetup. Participants are invited to bring something to share with others at the event.

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