Everything You Need to Know About Hop Culture's 5th Annual Beers With(out) Beards Beer Festival

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In 2018, Hop Culture Managing Editor Grace Weitz conceptualized the first Beers With(out) Beards as part of her graduate school thesis capstone project at NYU. And over the past four years, this celebration of women in beer has grown to attract thousands of attendees and showcase over sixty women-led breweries. Additionally, the fest has featured over thirty-five events highlighting the achievements of women across all aspects of the alcoholic beverage industries. 

Even during the global pandemic, the Hop Culture team continued to host this incredible event -- they simply took it online. But in 2022, we're excited that Hop Culture has announced a return to an in-person event on Saturday, April 9th, 2022 at Brick South in Portland, ME!

What Is Beers With(out) Beards?

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Photography courtesy of Lauren Perlstein

When Grace first started working in the craft beer industry as a sales rep, she immediately noticed that she stood out. Out on her route, she mostly met men with some type of facial hair. While she never felt ostracized for being clean shaven or a woman, she did feel alone.

Grace started BW(O)B to create a space where everyone felt welcome to show up, taste amazing beers, and cultivate conversations around how to break through barriers. And now more than ever, we need Beers With(out) Beards. It's a festival for everyone asking to be heard in a predominantly white, male industry. 

The fifth annual Beers With(out) Beards takes pride in representing women and femme-identifying folks in the beer industry. And this year, we feel especially empowered by those who have also had the courage to speak up about the importance of equity and inclusion in craft beer. Together, everyone's voice is stronger. 

Join us on Saturday, April 9th, 2022, at Brick South in Portland, ME to celebrate the achievements of women in craft beer. At the festival, you'll be able to enjoy beer from thirty-five-plus breweries that are either women-owned or owned by femme-identifying people, or that have women or femme-identifiying people in prominent leadership positions.

How Can I Purchase a Ticket?

If you are an Untappd Insider, we were able to score pre-sale access for you! This exclusive offer will be available to UNTAPPD INSIDERS ONLY from 9:00 AM EST on Jan. 27th, 2022, to 8:59am EST Jan. 28th, 2022. As a thank you for being an Untappd Insider, you'll receive $10 off your BW(O)B 2022 ticket. 

But you'll only have 24 hours to nab your discounted ticket, so mark your calendars!

Insiders will receive a follow-up email on January 27th, with instructions on how to access your pre-sale tickets.

Interested in becoming an Untappd Insider to get early access festival tickets, exclusive badges, better statistics, and more


In order to be eligible to receive the pre-sale offer for BW(O)B, you must be signed up as an Insider prior to 12pm EST on Jan. 26th, 2022. 

All other tickets will go on-sale to the general public at 9:00am EST on Jan. 28th, 2022. Circle the date in your schedule now!


What If I Have a Question about the Event?

Read here to find answers to some common FAQs. If you don't see the answer to your question here, please reach out to [email protected] with any questions. 

We're proud that for the past five years, Hop Culture has organized this event to stand together with women in the beer industry. 

Let's support all of the badass women in craft beer and make the 5th annual Beers With(out) Beards Festival the most impactful one yet!

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