“Weyerwomen” brew on International Women’s Day
Rosemarie´s Roggen (= Rosemarie’s Rye) is the beer that will be dedicated to the women´s shelter in Bamberg in 2017.
On the International Women´s Day, the Weyermann® employees brew their own beer for a good cause. The proceeds from the unique „Rosemarie´s Roggen“ will once again be donated to the women´s shelter in Bamberg by the world market leader for special malt.
Last year, the limited edition „American Wheat Ale with Lemon Zests“ was so much sought after in the Weyermann® Craft Beer Fan Shop that US brewer Denise Jones even brewed a second batch.
The result visible in figures:
Weyermann® Malt handed over a check over 2,000 to the women’s shelter in Bamberg.
Denise Jones, US brewer for 22 years and Weyermann® distiller since November 2015, introduced the „Weyerwomen“ into all the secrets of brewing, starting with the crushing to the mashing up to the lautering and separating. From the sales assistant to the accounting assistant to the Weyermann® grain purchaser - the participants of the women’s brew day were from each department.
Crushing, mashing, lautering and separating
How do you open a Weyermann® malt bag? Why must the malt be crushed? Why does the beer need hops and yeast? All these questions were answered by the US-American Denise Jones in a competent and entertaining way. She demonstrated that with her many years of experience - in the 1990s, she was the first brewer at the US West Coast, who brewed with Weyermann® Malts! – she was exactly the right person for it. It is only logical, that Denise Jones is also a founding member of the Pink Boots Society, the famous American brewery network, which annually organizes an international women´s brew day on the occasion of the International Women´s Day.
Victor Kunz, a Russian brewer in the Weyermann® brew manufacture, assisted Denise Jones at the Weyermann® International Women´s Collaboration Brew Day and also the participants themselves lent a helping hand: they hand-picked rosemary, opened malt bags, smelled the malt flour, weighed the hops and much more - just as many generations of women have traditionally done in the history of beer production.
Grateful for the opportunity of this brew day and the status of women in the 21st century the Weyermann® employees now already look forward to the first tasting of „their“ beer, „which will surely taste very good“.
It was brewed after a recipe of Denise Jones with Weyermann® barley malt, Weyermann® rye malt and Weyermann® wheat malt, an fine selection of hops, exquisite Fermentis® yeast and, of course, rosemary from the herb nursery MUSSÄROL in Bamberg.
Before tasting the beer, the women, of whom some have roots in other countries (for example, Romania, Kazakhstan, Portugal and Russia), will first of all celebrate the International Women´s Day - with a festive dinner, flowers and maybe even gifts.
They all are aware of how fortunate their life and working life at Weyermann® is - so they want to draw attention to the women who need help and assistance.
MUSSÄROL - Bamberger Kräutergärtnerei: www.biokraeuter.info
Silke Thomas, Weyermann® Marketing Manager (on the right, white blouse)
hands over a check over 2,000 from the proceeds of the “American Wheat Ale with Lemon Zests” to Marlene Götz (middle, deputy chairman of the sponsoring organization SkF Bamberg e.V.)and Ulrike Krzywinski (left, employee in the women’s shelter Bamberg)