Tickets on Sale to Hop Culture's 4th Annual Womxn in Craft Beer Festival
In 2018, Hop Culture's Head of Partnerships Grace Weitz launched Beers With(out) Beards as a part of her graduate school thesis capstone project at NYU. Over the last three years, this week-long celebration of women in beer has attracted thousands of attendees and fifty womxn-led breweries. In the same period, the fest has featured over thirty events aimed at celebrating the achievements of womxn across all aspects of the alcoholic beverage industries.
Even a global pandemic couldn't stop us. Last year, Hop Culture hosted the first-ever digital BW(O)B. And the tradition continues this year with the second-annual digital version of the womxn in craft beer festival.
Now more than ever womxn are standing up and asking to be heard in a predominantly white, male industry.
This year many across the industry shared personal and painful stories of sexism and misogyny in the beer industry. And, from all over the world, those stories were met with expressions of support for one another.
Together, everyone's voice is stronger. And we feel empowered that other people had the courage to speak up. We're also proud that for the past three years, Hop Culture has organized its own event to stand together with womxn in the beer industry.
For our 4th annual BW(O)B we teamed up with YETI as our presenting sponsor.
Known for their coolers built for the wild, YETI is also active in supporting a more inclusive and equitable industry.
In 2006, YETI Coolers was founded with a simple mission: build the hard cooler they'd use every day. They've worked equally as hard to start initiatives that create a more equitable and inclusive industry. Along with a talented and intelligent team of womxm throughout the organization and a strong representation of female ambassadors, YETI has made huge strides in supporting womxn across a variety of industires.
Last March, YETI released a film celebrating International Women's Day called Mothered by Mountains featuring Pasang Lhamu, Nepal's first mountaineering instructor and National Geographic's Adventurer of the Year. And YETI has partnered with countless female-focused organizations including Andshesdopetoo, California Watersports Collective, Chicks Climbing & Skiing, Safe as Clinics, Women's Climbing Festivals, and more.
All in all YETI has made huge strides to support womxn in the community and Hop Culture is honored to partner with this revolutionary company as a presenting sponsor for its 4th annual womxn in craft beer festival Beers With(out) Beards.
A ticket will nab you a beer box with 11 beers from either specifically womxn-owned breweries, breweries with womxn brewers, or breweries that have demonstrated strong support for womxn. This includes Notch Brewing, Russian River Brewing Co., Crown & Hops, Outer Range Brewing Co., Allagash, New Belgium, Boston Beer Co., Two Roads Brewing, and more.
Plus, you'll also get access to a livestream featuring tastings with brewers, workshop sessions, and classes with womxn industry leaders.
The festival will be livestreamed on Saturday, September 18th, 2021; however, the content will be available to stream anytime afterwards.