By Rick Armon Akron Beacon Journal
WWR Article Summary (tl;dr) Female leaders in the Cleveland area craft brewing scene are coming together to show off their best suds and raise money for a local nonprofit.
Akron Beacon Journal
Beer Women Rock -- a coalition of women in Cleveland's craft brewing industry -- will host its fifth annual charity fundraiser July 27 at Jukebox in Cleveland.
The event, which runs from 2 to 6 p.m., will showcase national, regional and local breweries, including 21st Amendment, Bell's, Breckenridge, Devil's Backbone, Dogfish Head, Fat Head's, Founder's, Great Lakes, MadTree, Market Garden, Masthead, New Belgium and Two Roads.
The women also brewed Beauty School Dropout, a salted and grapefruit-infused Belgian-style table beer, on Sunday (June 9) at Brick and Barrel for the event.
Jessica Ihms crafted the recipe and led the brew team. Ingredients were donated by West Branch Malts, Haus Malts, Vine 'n' Hop Shop, Breckenridge Brewery, Platform Beer Co. and Chef 2 Chef Foods.
Great Lakes Brewing Co. spokeswoman Marissa DeSantis will serve as the DJ for the event, which also will include a 50/50 raffle and drawings for prizes such as restaurant and retail gift certificates, event tickets, gift baskets and a Cleveland overnight "staycation."
The event is free to attend, with people paying for the beer that they drink.
This year's gathering will benefit Drink Local Drink Tap, a Cleveland-based nonprofit that works on projects promoting access to safe water. The nonprofit's projects include the Wavemaker Program in schools, beach clean-ups and 4 Miles 4 Water race, along with safe water efforts in Uganda.
Last year, the group raised $4,500 for the Emerald Development and Economic Network. (EDEN Inc.) ___ Distributed by Tribune Content Agency, LLC.