Phoenix Brewing Co. is awash with female brewers today. (March 8)

The Mansfield brewery is hosting 15 women working in and promoting the craft beer industry in Central and North Central Ohio as part of International Women's Collaboration Brew Day. They are brewing a special pale ale -- the name hasn't been released yet -- that will be 6 percent alcohol by volume and 45 IBUs.

The women collaborated on the recipe and used a blend of hops called the Pink Boots Blend, which was created by the nonprofit Pink Boots Society and YCH HOPS. The Pink Boots Blend features Palisade, Simcoe, Mosaic, Citra and Loral hops.

The group is being led by Lori Wince, co-owner and assistant brewer at Weasel Boy Brewing in Zanesville.

“I can't think of a more perfect setting for a group of women with a common interest in craft beer than actually creating a beer together and brewing it together in one of Ohio's own breweries," she said in a prepared statement. "It’s gratifying to see more women involved in the craft beer industry and learning about their journey from another profession. When I first joined the Pink Boots Society in 2008, there were fewer women in the industry and not many of them were in Ohio. As Ohio's craft beer offerings grew, so did the number of women I would run into at breweries and Ohio now has women serving in very important positions in the state’s brewing industry. It’s a wonderful time to be a brewer in Ohio."

Breweries represented are: Weasel Boy, Lineage, Commonhouse Ales, Seventh Son, North High, Multiple Brewing and Phoenix, along with representatives from the Ohio Craft Brewers Association and Drink Up Columbus.

The beer will be released at various breweries and restaurants in early April and a portion of the proceeds will be donated to the Pink Boot Society for its scholarship fund.

In addition to Wince, the women brewing at Phoenix today are:

-- Carmone Macfarlane, Phoenix

-- Nichole Endicott, Commonhouse

-- Liz Stout, Seventh Son

-- Caitlin Davis, Seventh Son

-- Cheryl Harrison, Drink Up Columbus

-- Mary MacDonald, Ohio Craft Brewers

-- Jessica Byrne, Lineage

-- Jessica Page, Lineage

-- Jennie Koeper, Lineage

-- Kelsey Stief, North High

-- Jennifer Hermann

-- Rachel Hatfield

-- Michelle Warren, Multiple

--  Kam Manchigiah of the Instagram account brewnettesandbrews