Our annual WITCH CRAFT brew is nearly ready! This IPA is brewed every year by the Women of Winterlong as a Pink Boots Collaboration Brew Day.
This is our 4th annual release of Witch Craft IPA, and we're always excited to try it, as while the base recipe doesn't change, the Pink Boots hop blend does each year. The 2022 hop blend used in this year's batch is made up of: Loral®, Ekuanot® and HBC 586 - lending floral, citrus and tropical notes. What makes the blend extra special this year, is that last summer we had the honour of helping select what hops would go into the blend.
Sensory Analysis Pink Boots Hop Blend 2022 (from Yakima Chief Hops).
For our collaboration brew day this year, we had a smaller crew, as many folks were away, but that just meant more beer to go around! The broom was set up at the brewery door, like the old medieval brewsters did hundreds of years ago, and we gathered around the wort grant for our usual photo op, uttering a few spells as we transfered wort into the kettle. Everyone pitched in where they could and as usual it's a blast to brew together. Big ups to the crew this year that joined Meghan on the brew day: Joelle, Bhreagh, Meredith, Makisha, Caroline, Ali, and Nicole!
Classic broom outside the brewery door on brew day - an ode to the medieval brewsters that came before us.
Scenes from a day well spent.
RELEASE DAY & FUNDRAISER
The release is happening MARCH 8th, on International Women's Day, and we look forward to celebrating with all of you. We will have discounted pints and draw prizes all day when you purchase a 4-pack of Witch Craft. So come out and enjoy a tasty witches brew and support several great causes!
On March 8th, Winterlong will donate $1 from every pint sold to the Pink Boots Society Canada Chapter. The Pink Boots Society is a global non-profit focused on assiting, inspiring, & encouraging women and non-binary individuals in the fermented/alcoholic beverage industry through education.
We are also fundraising for three local Women's Organizations doing important work in the YUKON, where $3 from every 4-pack of Witch Craft will be donated to:
- Victoria Faulkner Women's Centre
- Dawson Women's Shelter
- Yukon Status of Women's Council
Find out more about International Women's Day, and this year's theme: https://www.internationalwomensday.com/Theme