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8th February 2022

CAMRA shines a spotlight on women in beer this International Women’s Day

CAMRA will be celebrating female brewers in the run-up to International Women’s Day (8 March) by introducing a special edition beer box and brewer-led virtual tasting, which will feature five of the nation’s top female brewers.

The tasting, which will take place at 7 pm on the 3rd of March, will be hosted by Laura Hadland, freelance food and drinks writer and bestselling author of 50 Years of CAMRA. Joining the panel will be:

  • Sara Barton from Brewster’s Brewing Company
  • Becky Kean from Nirvana Brewery
  • Elly Bell from Durham Brewery
  • Charlotte Cook from Coalition Brewery
  • Alesha Ivey from Five Points Brewery

Tickets for the event and accompanying beer box are £35 for members and £40 for non-members, available at the CAMRA Shop.

In addition, CAMRA will be promoting the female authors and experts who regularly contribute to its Learn & Discover education platform and its publishing arm over the coming month.

These include the likes of award-winning contributors including Alison Taffs, Emma Inch*, Ruvani De Silva, Katie MathersRachel Hendry, Jane Peyton and Hollie Stephens, among others.

Alex Metcalfe, CAMRA’s Learn & Discover Manager said: “Over 50% of the content we commission for our Learn & Discover platform – aimed at educating beer lovers and pub-goers about their favourite drink – is contributed by women, demonstrating the powerful voice that women have gained in the beer industry over the last few years.

“Beer is no longer a male pastime, and the female contribution to the beer industry must be celebrated and promoted every day of the year -not just on International Women’s Day.”

CAMRA has recently launched a consultation into inclusivity, diversity, and equality within the Campaign and at its events. Members and non-members are asked to share their experiences and feedback on interactions with the Campaign, such as at beer festivals and its communications. It will be running until Monday 14 February.


Notes to editors

Tickets for the International Women’s Day Beer Box:

Your ticket includes access to the live tasting and the box of five beers delivered to your door.

There are 98 beer boxes available and ticket sales will close on the 21st of February if not already sold out.

The beers in the box are:

  • Alabaster, 7.2% Durham Brewery
  • Mosaic IPA, 0.5% Nirvana Brewery
  • Aromantica, 4.2% Brewster’s Brewing Company
  • Blushing Bride 4.2%  American Pale Ale
  • Railway Porter 4.8%  Five Points Brewery


3rd March at 7 pm – This will be held via zoom and hosted by Laura Hadland. In the week before the tasting, ticket holders will be emailed the login details to access.

Beer delivery:

Beer will be shipped from the 21st February 2022 (expect next day delivery)

*Emma Inch’s content is for press access only, not for redistribution as it is behind a membership paywall.

About CAMRA:  

CAMRA, the Campaign for Real Ale, is a not-for-profit consumer group with over 160,000 members that has been operating since 1971. Our vision is to have quality real ale and thriving pubs in every community.

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