PHOENIX – Dozens of women involved in the Arizona craft beer industry came together earlier this month at Lumberyard Brewing Co. in Flagstaff to celebrate the movement of women in industry and to brew a beer for charity.
Cleverly named “Murder She Oat,” the creamy brew is dubbed a“throwback oatmeal IPA,” and has a velvety mouth feel combined with a heady blend of Simcoe, Mosaic, Centennial and Melon Hops.
Based off the popular television series “Murder, She Wrote,” the beer is a celebration of persistent and intelligent women, much like those who created it. The highly anticipated release of the brew will take place at 3p.m. at Bitters Bar & Food in Scottsdale on February 8 and will be carried at various taprooms across the state in celebration of Arizona Beer Week.
Proceeds from the beer’s sales will be donated toward several nonprofits benefitting women’s safety programs throughout the state, including the Northland Family Help Center in Flagstaff, the Prescott Area Women’sShelter (PAWS), the Sojourner Center in Phoenix and Wings for Women in Tucson.
“We not only believe in supporting each other to bring our industry to the forefront in Arizona, but in a business that is mostly operated by men, it’s paramount that the breweries associated with the Arizona Craft Brewers Guild continue the conversation of women supporting women,” said Kelly Hanseth, marketing manager at Lumberyard Brewing Co. and organizer of this year’s event.“The beer community as a whole in Arizona has always been highly supportive of each other, but it’s valuable for us, as females, to come together to celebrate our achievements and collaborate to make a difference for other women in our state. I’m excited to see the community rally for a good cause and to see the response to our latest creation, compliments of the strong, talented women in our industry.”
Some of the additional breweries involved in the creation of“Murder She Oat” include, but are not limited Flagstaff, Pedal Haus Brewery in Scottsdale, The Perch Brewery in Chandler andBarrio Brewing Co. in Tucson. In addition to Lumberyard Brewing Co. and BittersBar & Food, the special brew will be available at dozens of Arizona breweries, including O.H.S.O. and The Shop Beer Co. until the last pint is sold. Beer fanatics can also sample “Murder She Oat” at the Arizona Strong Beer Festival on February 10 at Steele Indian School Park in Phoenix.
About the Arizona Craft Brewers Guild
The Arizona Craft BrewersGuild was established in 1998 and represents nearly 100 breweries, breweries in the planning stages, craft beer bars, partners and distributors across the state of Arizona. The Guild promotes the craft brewing industry in Arizona by providing educational opportunities to brewers, distributors and consumers and promotes quality craft beers and the responsible consumption of those products.Visit chooseazbrews.com for more information.