Jackson Hole women in beer craft ‘Equality Brew’

JACKSON HOLE, WYO – In recognition of International Women’s Day on March 8 and the 150th anniversary of Wyoming women’s suffrage, the women of Jackson Hole’s Roadhouse Brewing Co. and Snake River Brewing are brewing up a special concoction.

In collaboration with the Wyoming chapter of Pink Boots Society, RHB and SRB will join forces to craft a special Equality Brew: a hoppy Belgian wit beer brewed in reverence to and continued action toward progress. The collaboration is part of the national Pink Boots Brew Day, which last year garnered 260 participating breweries from 10 countries. Equality Brew will launch at both breweries in mid-April.

“The Pink Boots collaboration brew day was created to celebrate the female spirit in the craft brewing industry, and we partnered with regional female-owned and managed Gooding Farms to source the hops (Idaho Gem) for the beer and recognize women in our sister industry,” said Roadhouse Brewing Co. president/COO Jody Valenta. “For all of us participating in the local brew day, it’s a time to recognize how far women in Wyoming have come in the past 150 years.”

Roadhouse Brewing Co. lab manager Cat Wilcox Wright, PhD, said, “From living in ski towns, to working in chemistry departments and breweries, I have found myself in a lot of situations where females are in the minority.  Despite that, I have been lucky to always find strong female influences and mentors. The women here at Roadhouse support each other and want to see each other succeed.”

Ariel Korber, marketing director of Snake River Brewing, added, “Snake River Brewing is once again excited to be part of the annual Pink Boots brew day. We’re very proud of our Wyoming roots and Wyoming’s history of strong women. It’s only natural that when we sought inspiration for the Equality Brew, we looked back to the suffragettes of Wyoming, and turned to collaborate with some of our fellow pioneering females in the brewing industry.”

Any women from the industry are welcome to partake in the brewing process, and can reach out via email for more information.

Brewing will take place at Snake River Brewing on International Women’s Day, Friday, March 8.

Tappings of the collaborative Equality Brew will take place in mid-April at the recently opened Roadhouse Pub & Eatery and at Snake River Brewing, with $1 per pint being donated back to local, female-empowerment nonprofit organizations:

    • Womentum – a nonprofit that exists to energize, enrich and encourage the vision, voice and visibility of the women and girls of Wyoming by developing and funding programs that result in social justice 

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