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1st March 2019


To support the representation of women in beer, Five Points is hosting a panel event series at the Pembury Tavern, celebrating some of the top females in the beer industry

The panel series will be launching on Thursday 7th March, to coincide with International Women’s Day, showcasing leading female brewers, as they discuss ‘Women in Beer’. Taking place at the Pembury Tavern, the home of Five Points, the craft brewing company will be partnering throughout the series with female-led charity, Rosa, which supports initiatives set up to benefit women and girls in the UK.

To mark the occasion, Five Points will also be unveiling its limited edition ‘Straight Up Pale Ale’, made in collaboration with online retailer Honest Brew.

Women In Beer Panel Event

At the The Pembury Tavern, 90 Amhurst Road, London, E8 1JH

Thursday 7th March | 6:00pm – 10pm

The Pembury Tavern | Panel to start 7:00pm

Link to buy tickets (includes a free beer!)

Beer has come a long way in its 5,000-year history, with the number of women drinking craft beer up 6% in the last three years and 70% of women associating themselves as craft beer consumers. However, women aren’t just drinking it; they’re brewing it, owning it, writing about it and even cooking with it – when it comes to beer in 2019, women are leading the way.

To celebrate the representation of women in beer, Five Points will be hosting a ‘Women in Beer’ panel series, to coincide with International Women’s Day. The first event will be taking place on Thursday 7th March, at the Pembury Tavern, in Hackney, hosted by Angelica Malin, Editor and founder of About Time Magazine. The panel will be hosted by Duvel Marketing Manager and Beer Sommelier, Natalya Watson, Brewing Professor Rachel Sutherland, Head Brewer at Burnt Mill Brewery and founder of International Women’s Collaborative Brew Days (IWCBD) Sophie De Ronde, Honest Brew Art Director, Britney Beeby, and Charlotte Owen, Head of Customer Experience at Honest Brew. With discussions exploring the challenges and journeys women brewers, writers and professors have faced in the industry. The talks will also range from the lack of females in STEM subjects to why it’s important to continue making the beer sector accessible for all.

During the talk, guests can sip on the specially brewed ‘Straight Up Pale Ale’; harnessing the same great taste and quality as all of Five Points craft beers, this collaboration brew is packed with dry-hopped amarillo, simcoe and citra and bursting with citrus and tropical notes.

Ed Mason, Co-Founder and Managing Director of The Five Points Brewing Company, said: “The Pembury Tavern is committed to the local and wider community, and we’re proud to be the hub that brings people together to celebrate women in the industry, while also raising awareness of a great charity, Rosa.”

Tickets for the event can be bought from Eventbrite for £5, which includes a free pint of Straight Up Pale and there will be a raffle on the night, with all proceeds going to female-led charity, Rosa – a fund set up to support initiatives that benefit women and girls in the UK.

The panel talk will be taking place in a separate wing of the Pembury Tavern, so the pub will be open as usual for those wanting to be the first to try the new beer.

Straight Up Pale has an ABV of 4.6% and is available to purchase for a limited time only from Honest Brew, Five Points online shop, or from The Pembury Tavern.


Further information:

Aoife O’Connor

+44 (0) 7526136862


The Collaboration

About The Five Points Brewing Company:

The Five Points Brewing Company is an independent craft brewery based in Hackney, London, brewing with a commitment to quality and the community since 2013. Inspired by the founders’ passion for both the British brewing tradition, and the best of the international craft beer movement, The Five Points’ range of award winning beers are unfiltered and unpasteurised for a better flavour and aroma. The Five Points was the first UK brewery to be Living Wage accredited, and runs an annual partnership scheme with local London charities.

About Honest Brew:

HonestBrew is the UK’s leading online craft beer retailer, sourcing and stocking the best craft beers from independent breweries around the world.

About Rosa:
Rosa is the first and still the only UK-wide fund for women, with a mission to leverage gender equality and social justice. We mobilise resources, make grants, champion better funding for women and convene partnerships to tackle issues facing women and girls, and over a decade have distributed more than £4m in grants to almost 300 organisations run by and for women.