BETTENDORF, IA - Crawford Brew Works released “We Can Brew It” Double IPA April 5, at the brewery. The release was a collaboration of Quad City Area women in the craft brew industry. The event featured live music from vocalist Molly Durnin. A portion of the sales of the 'We Can Brew It!' DIPA, sold in the CBW taproom, will be donated to local charity: Dress for Success Quad Cities.
“We Can Brew It” is a Double IPA using PINK BOOTS BLEND HOPS, and dry hopped with IDAHO GEM HOPS. Crawford hosted the Women’s Collaboration Brew Day, on March 8, when participants joined forces from: Bent River Brewing, Radicle Effects Brewerks, Great River Brewery, Front Street Brewery, Five Cities Brewing, Green Tree Brewery, Gezellig Brewing Company, Mississippi River Distillery, Walsh Apiary, Brewed TV, and CBW. The Collaboration Brew Day was born from a desire to take part in International Women’s Day (IWD) March 8th by raising the profile of women’s roles in the beer industry. The event is promoted by the IWCBD and Pink Boots Society organizations.
Karen Schaar, of CBW has organized the event through the Powder Kegger’s. The Powder Kegger’s are a group of women who are interested in brewing beer. “The mission is to help other women discover this rewarding hobby, and to share our knowledge and support. We are a Brigade of Female Fermenters! So, I am super excited to do this together with other professional women in the local brewing community,” Schaar said.
The Dress for Success Quad Cities affiliate serves under-employed and unemployed women in the Quad Cities area of Eastern Iowa and Western Illinois by providing a network of support, professional attire and development tools to help them thrive in work and life. The building is located in the heart of downtown Davenport, Iowa, in a 10,000 sq. ft. building space subsidized by the Bechtel Trusts. Dress for Success programs make a distinct difference in the lives of women who are job ready and working toward economic independence and career advancement. The group is a part of a Worldwide sisterhood of support with over 148 affiliates in 26 countries across the globe. To learn more visit the group online: click here.