The annual Women on Tap Festival started in Harrogate to encourage women to find and further explore their passion for beer in 2017. Now in its seventh year, the WOTFEST team have recruited some national partners to take the event UK-wide. Beer writer Laura Hadland of Thirst Media has taken on the mantle for Shropshire and brought together a programme of events to champion the role of women in beer and boost beer education in the county. And best of all, everyone is invited to take part in the fun.
"Beer is for everyone, but it isn't always a level playing field out there," says Laura, the award winning author of 50 Years of CAMRA. "UK brewing began as a female-led occupation, but now it can be hard for women who are interested in beer to find out more or to get established as brewers. These events are intended to show that everyone is welcome in the pub, women are valuable team players in the brewery and everyone can enjoy the amazing flavours of beers brewed by women."
Drive Yourself to Drink - Alcohol free beer tasting
stop. coffee shop in Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery
dry. - Shrewsbury's first alcohol-free bottle shop are proud to present their fourth Drive Yourself to Drink event. Join award-winning beer writer Laura Hadland for a celebration of brilliant women in the beer industry making low and no alcohol beers. You'll receive a welcome cocktail on arrival, followed by a guided tasting of 4 beers of 0.5% ABV or lower with paired food to enjoy along the way.
Tickets are £20 available from drybychoice.com.
Girls Beer Social
The Boot Micropub, Wellington
The purpose of the event is not to exclude, but to ensure anyone who defines as a woman has the opportunity to come out and drink beer with other like-minded individuals in a safe environment. We’ll look out for each other from the moment we walk through the door right up to jumping in the taxi home.
Free - just turn up and say hello!
Shrewsbeer - Shrewsbury Sunday Beer Tours
At pubs around Shrewsbury
This WOTFEST special Shrewsbeer tour will take in four pubs in the town, with a beer at each included in the ticket price. Beer writer Laura Hadland will introduce you to some of Shropshire's brilliant pubs and breweries and the talented women making them happen. This is a relaxed, inclusive event and everyone (over 18) is welcome. You can even bring your dog along! This event is supported by the Shrewsbury BID.
Tickets are £30 and available from shropshiregoat.com/shrewsbeer.
** EVENT UPDATE - Tickets are also still available for the first Shrewsbeer event which takes place this Sunday, 30th April, at 2pm. Guests can book at shropshiregoat.com/shrewsbeer and we will be meeting at the Tap & Can just outside Shrewsbury railway station.**