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Female Brewers Bring ‘Beer For Boobs’ Campaign to Toronto


From left to right: Tamara Wise (Burger Bar) Morgan Wielgosz (Amsterdam) Kaitlin Vandenbosch (Mill Street) Tracy Phillippi (Black Oak) Siobhan McPherson (Mill Street) photo by Cindy Brooks

CANADA – 11 female brewers from Ontario will be working side by side to produce a variety of unique beers for an exciting event, and a significant cause. They are currently brewing for the first ever “Beer For Boobs,” event taking place at Barvolo (587 Yonge St.) on March 25, 2012 from 2 PM to 8 PM. All money raised will benefit the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation.

Every beer poured at the event will be brewed by a female brewer.

“We want to showcase the fact that women can produce amazing beer, and break down the stereotypes of female brewers,” said Tracy Phillippi, one of the brewers. “We also want to encourage more women to explore different Ontario beer styles and feel confident becoming connoisseurs!”

The 11 women work at Black Oak, Mill Street, Amsterdam, Steam Whistle, Burger Bar, Granite and and the Niagara Teaching College Brewery. “Rather than collaborating with our places of employment, we are collaborating with one another for the event,” said Phillippi. “The nine women broke into smaller groups to brew on pilot systems at different breweries. The styles are not yet confirmed, but preliminary ideas include a brown IPA, dunkelweiss, cream ale with lager yeast, and others. These are not set in stone until March and it could be a surprise for people who attend.”

The brewers hope this will be the first annual Beer for Boobs in Toronto and would like to see the event expand across Canada. Toronto has more female brewers than any other city in Canada, explained Phillippi. In addition should hopes the trend continues.

A $20 cover fee will be donated to the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation. The beers will be available for purchase at the bar. The all-female-brewers are hoping to raise a great amount of money for a disease that affects many Canadian’s.

The Beer For Boobs name is being used in affiliation with, and under permission from a non-profit group of the same name based in San Diego, California.

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