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  • Caption: Hawkshead team on the brewkit
    Caption: Sorting those hops

    The 8th March is International Women's Day

    We are lucky to have 11 full time women working in nearly every department of the brewery. Susan, Louise, Michelle, Lou, Gemma, Beth, Nicky, Molly, Gill, Hannah and Kate.

    Today we celebrate, not only our amazing Hawkshead women, but our whole community of women in the brewing industry.
    From the hop farmers to the bar workers, sales and marketing to lab technicians and of course brewers. We salute you and everything you do for the industry.

    In honour of International women’s day and all you amazing women we came together, designed and brewed a beer today!

    A wheat beer brewed with roasted orange & lemon and fresh bay leaves.

    Roasting fresh oranges and lemons with hand picked fresh bay leaves to enhance all the fruits natural sugars and infuse them with the bay. The brew day brought together most of the women in the brewery (some were having a well earned break), getting down to business, mashing in at 8am with brewer Robin. As with all our brews they prepped all the ingredients by hand, checked the quality and introduced them to the brew when needed. This included, the pulp and juice from the earlier roasted oranges and lemons with some more fresh bay leaves and of course hops. 

    Now it's time for the yeast to do it's thing with the loveliness that has been provided for it and we'll see it in a few weeks in Keg and some cask.


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