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Why is it such a common and surprising revelation for people in the 21st century to find out that women brew and drink beer?

Ancient Egyptian records indicate that beer was originally brewed and sold almost exclusively by women. It’s the ancient (male) drinkers of the holy beverage that turned it into the caveman-after-hunting-type drink.

In the same way that men are (re) claiming for themselves a spot in the kitchen as some of the world’s greatest chefs, we have to give women credit for their role in the advancement of the craft beer industry, both as consumers and entrepreneurs.

To celebrate woman in brewing, Brewing Technologist, Sophie de Ronde launched the International Women’s Collaboration Brew Day (IWCBD) in 2014. Coinciding with International Women’s Day on the 8th of March each year, the IWCBD was designed for camaraderie and to encourage women to brew together socially.

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