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4th April 2022

Glasladies Beer Society Festival Celebrates Beer Brewed by Women

Glasgow’s first women-run beer fest aims to end stereotypes while raising money for Ubuntu Women Shelter.

Local beer enthusiast group The Glasladies Beer Society are the first female/non-binary organisation to host a beer festival in Glasgow.

“Having worked in the beer industry in Toronto, Glasgow, and Newcastle, I saw first-hand that beer was still perceived as a predominantly male drink, and this acts as a barrier for women and non-binary people to explore the space and learn about beer,” said Nix Prabhu, founder of the Glasladies Beer Society. “I wanted to do my part to change this rhetoric.”

Originally from Toronto, Nix Prabhu founded the Glasladies Beer Society in 2019, with an aim to provide a safe and inclusive space for women and non-binary people to meet likeminded folk, enjoy good beer, and learn more about the industry.

The Collaboration Series Festival, which will be held on 7 May from 5-10PM at Glasgow Beer Works Beer Garden, is the culmination of a six month collaboration series with local breweries Boden Brewing, Dookit Brewing Co., Drygate Brewing Co., Glasgow Beer Works, Hidden Lane Organic Brewery, and Simple Things Fermentations. The collaboration beer styles range from an Alcohol Free Sour to a 8.9% Belgian Quad and a Saison to a Stout, ensuring something for every palate.

The venue is fully accessible and the festival is family-friendly and dog-friendly.
General Admission tickets are £6 with £1 from every ticket going to local charity Ubuntu Women Shelter. Festival goers can also buy additional VIP tickets for £13, which give attendees access to one of the exclusive tasting sessions led by the brewers – a rare opportunity to learn about the beers directly from those who made them. The VIP tickets also allow early access into the festival at 4PM.

Rachel Suttle, Owner of Hidden Lane Organic Brewery, said working with the Glasladies Beer Society has been such a refreshing experience in what is still a very male dominated industry.

“The open-mindedness and forward thinking of the group has led to some amazing collaborations, and Hidden Lane‘s Peach & Raspberry Saison, brewed by group members is in my opinion one of the best,” said Suttle. “Their work and dedication will bring an additional point of interest for the beer festival, particularly helping sustain people’s interest in craft beer and further develop inclusivity and gender equality in the industry.”

Sponsorship and food vendor opportunities for the festival are currently available. For more information contact

To stay up-to-date on the latest festival information, follow The Glasladies Beer Society on social media:

Festival Website and Ticket Information:

Twitter: @glasladiesbeer
Instagram: @glasladiesbeersociety

Glasladies Beer Society Mission Statement:

To Engage with women and non binary persons as consumers and subject matter experts.

To Educate these groups about the wide variety of beer styles available for every kind of palate and about women and non binary persons in the industry, both historic and contemporary.

To Empower women and non binary persons to play a more active role in the industry as consumers and agents for change.

About Ubuntu Women Shelter:

Ubuntu Women Shelter is a Glasgow – based charity that provides unconditional practical support for destitute women and people of other marginalised genders who have no recourse to public funds and insecure immigration status in Scotland. We operate a dedicated shelter and provide long term holistic support.

Twitter: @ubuntuglasgow\
Instagram: @ubuntuwomenshelter

Press release from Glasladies Beer Society

Media Contact:
Nix Prabhu