Seattle, WA - Fri, April 10th 2015 - On International Women's Collaboration Brew Day, unique versions of 'Unite Red Ale' were brewed by the women at six Washington breweries, as well as by female brewers all around the world.
The Seattle breweries that hosted this event were Hale's Ales Brewery, Pike Brewing, Elysian Brewing, and Fremont Brewing. The other Washington breweries were Dick's Brewing in Centralia and Birdsview Brewing in Birdsview. Women from many other local companies also gathered at these locations to assist in brewing the Unite Red Ale on March 8th.
Unite Red Ale Release Party will be held from 6-8pm Fri, April 10th
The release party for the different versions of 'Unite Red Ale' will be held from 6-8pm on Friday, April 10th at Spinnaker Bay Brewing Co. The Seattle Chapter of PBS felt that Spinnaker was an ideal location to host the official release party as it is a female-owned brewery. Although this brew was to celebrate women in beer, both men and women are encouraged to join the party! Proceeds will go to the Pink Boots Society, an international non-profit organization comprised of more than 1,700 women working in the beer industry with the mission to empower women beer professionals to advance their careers through education.
Here are the official descriptions of each Unite Red Ale:
- Hale's Ale's Unite Red Ale:
The Hale's version of the "Unite Red Ale" was split into two batches. Both batches were brewed with 2-row, C120, Vienna, Munich, Red X, and a small amount of Carafa III for color, with WIllamette hops used for aroma and Bravo for a stronger hop flavor. For some fun variety, one batch was fermented with house ale yeast and the other batch was fermented with Pilsner yeast. 4.6% ABV, 50 IBUs.
Pike Brewing's Unite Red Ale:
A red ale brewed with 2-row ESB, Crystal 80, Carapils, Munich, wheat, roasted barley, and rye. Hops added to the boil were Willamette, Apollo; followed by dry hopping with Willamette and Cascade. 4.6% ABV, 50 IBUs.
Elysian Brewing's Unite Red Ale:
A black raspberry Berliner Weisse made with 50% wheat and 2.5lbs raspberries per barrel. 4.0% ABV, 5 IBUs.
Fremont Brewing Unite Pale Ale:
Brewed using Fremont's house yeast, Golden Promise malt, UK East Kent Goldings and Citra hops, Fremont's Unite Pale Ale has notes of citrus and stone fruit accompanied by a grassy character and a soft mouthfeel. 6.0% ABV, 40 IBUs.
Tin Dog's United Red Ale:
Tin Dog's version of the "Unite Red Ale," affectionately known as Renegade Red was brewed with 2-row, Munich, Carastan, C80 and C120 for a rich caramel flavor and bittered with Willamette and Magnum with Crystal and Cascade hops to finish for a classic American Red Ale flavor. 5.4% ABV, 50 IBUs.
The Seattle Chapter of the Pink Boots Society was officially formed just three months ago and have hit the ground running with this collaboration and other fundraising projects.
The Unite Red Ale Release Party this Friday, April 10th, will include a food truck, raffles throughout the night, and of course, lots of delicious red ale served up by your local beer gals! Tasters will be $2, pints will be $5.
Spinnaker Bay Brewing is located at 5718 Rainier Ave S. Seattle, WA 98118.