Beer unveiling celebrates women

JACKSON, WY— “Moxie: force of character, determination, or nerve.”

Seemed like the perfect name for a beer brewed exclusively by strong women, said Snake River Brewing Sales and Events Coordinator Tess Hanky. The Mango Moxie makes its big red-carpet debut Tuesday, April 17 in conjunction with a themed women’s trivia night.

The beer is a product of the “Pink Boots Society,” a network of female beer industry professionals that works to engage and empower women in brewing through scholarships, message boards and other events. Wyoming’s chapter opened just last year. The society throws a Women’s Brew Day every year on March 8, International Women’s Day, Hankey said. You may have seen beer fans donned in Hawaiian shirts this past March in celebration. The Moxie Mango Pale Ale is this year’s result.

This year, every chapter of the society was given the same hop blend and asked to create something unique. Jackson’s female brewers from each brewery in the valley came together to create the Moxie. Weighing in at about five percent ABV, the beer comes right on time for spring (if it doesn’t quite feel like spring yet).

To celebrate the beer and the women who brewed it, Anne-Marie Wells will host a women’s trivia night Tuesday that will focus on women’s history, both local and global. Up to six people can compete on a team for prizes and SRB schwag.

As an extra celebration of women, SRB will donate a dollar of every Moxie sale to Community Safety Network. “We’re excited to be able to partner with them again and have it be for a good cause,” Hankey said.

The brewers made a 15-barrel batch of Moxie, and Hankey suspects it’ll be on tap for a month or two—but best to try it sooner before it’s gone. Hankey also recommends getting to the Brew Pub pretty early before trivia starts—last year, they were at capacity by 6:30. Trivia starts at 7

“We were so blown away by the support we got from the community. We’re hoping it’s just as good this year.”

Yes, the beer is brewed by women, and the evening is a celebration of women, but men are invited and even encouraged to come. Hawaiian shirts also encouraged.

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