This past Sunday, March 8th, we celebrated International Women’s Collaboration Brew Day and International Women’s Day! Our brewer, Leah Witkoske, created her first production beer recipe that will be sold in our taproom and was the leader of our hosted IWCBD tribute beer. Women from craft breweries across the state gathered at Midland Brewing Company to work together to brew a dry hopped, fruited ale that we are anticipating will be a late March or early April tapping. 

We were lucky enough to welcome brewers from many different microbreweries in Michigan. In attendance were brewers from Old Nation Brewery, Ellison Brewery & Spirits, Pike 51 Brewing Company, Witch’s Hat Brewing Company, Fermenta, and even Shelterhouse of Midland.

Here is a snippet from the full article and there is a link as well below:

“Witkoske’s love for brewing began years ago, when she would make home brews with her father as a hobby. She recalled crafting a toasty, pumpkin beer with him, emphasizing that it was not a pumpkin spice flavor, but it was delicious all the same. Over time, her interest in craft beer grew.

A mother of two, Witkoske was a stay-at-home mom for a while, but she eventually decided she would make a career out of brewing, so she joined Lock 27 Brewing in Ohio.

“It made me realize that I didn’t have to go through a job I didn’t want to do,” she said. “Because if I’m going to pay for daycare – it’s expensive – I might as well be making money doing something I enjoy.”

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Female brewers from across the state of Michigan gathered at Midland Brewing Company to brew a tribute beer in celebration of International Women's Collaboration Brew Day.