Three Central Ohio breweries are holding tapping parties to debut a local grisette made on International Women's Collaboration Brew Day.
Neverthless Persist, which features Ohio pawpaw fruit and spicebush berries, was brewed by women from Lineage, Seventh Son and Weasel Boy, along with help from Ohio Craft Brewers Association Executive Director Mary MacDonald and Drink Up Columbus editor Cheryl Harrison. It was made March 8 at Weasel Boy.
A grisette is a light Belgian-style ale that was considered a European working-class brew. Nevertheless Persist is 5 percent alcohol by volume and "has a nice Belgian character and a taste of the spicebush berry, which gives the beer a very unique character and melds well with the spiciness of the light Belgian-style beer," a news release says.
The tapping parties are:
-- 6 p.m. Friday (April 14) at Lineage in Clintonville.
-- 7 p.m. Saturday (April 15) at Weasel Boy in Zanesville.
-- 3:30 p.m. Tuesday (April 18) at Seventh Son in Columbus.
Part of the proceeds will be donated to the Pink Boots Society, a national organization that supports women in the brewing industry.