Eight women from Central Ohio who are working in the craft beer industry converged on Weasel Boy Brewing Co. in Zanesville on Wednesday (March 8) to celebrate International Women's Brew Day and brew a grisette named Nevertheless Persist.
The beer, a light Belgian-style ale, was made with paw paw fruit and spice bush berries from Integration Acres in Athens. It will be available for sale at participating breweries in early April.
The participating women were (back row, left to right in photo above): Cheryl Harrison of Drink Up Columbus; Jessica Byrne of Lineage Brewing; Mary MacDonald, executive director of the Ohio Craft Brewers Association; Jessica Page of Lineage Brewing; (front row) Jennie Koeper and Lori Wince of Weasel Boy; Nichole Endicott of Lineage; and Caitlin Davis and Liz Stout of Seventh Son Brewing.
To read a full Drink Up Columbus report on the brew day, click here.
In other International Women's Day news, WKYC-TV in Cleveland reported on the first female brewmaster in North America who got her start in Akron. Margaretha Burkhardt took over the Wolf Ledge Brewery in the 1880s when her husband died. To read the full story, click here.