FemAle Brew Fest, South Florida’s only beer themed festival to specifically celebrate women who work behind the scenes in the brewing industry returns to Fort Lauderdale on Saturday September 18th for the 4th annual edition. For years, women in the Beer industry have been overshadowed by their male counterparts. FemAle Brew Fest will host a panel of female beer experts and brewsters to give the public better insight into the beer industry from a different perspective. The festival will highlight women who have been shattering glass ceilings and clearing pathways for other women looking to get into this growing industry.
This year, FemAle Brew Fest will give attendees the opportunity to select from a number of Craft Beer Experiences. Each experience will have limited capacity and include a Sensory Course with Yakima Chief Hops (Hop Analysis), Sensory Training (Common Beer Flaws), Fermentation Diversity (Fermentation Processes), Book Signing & Reading with Tara Nurin (A Woman’s Place is in the Brew House), Yoga & Beer with Ales & Asanas (Yoga Classes with a Twist), and a Beercation (Room & Festival Ticket Package).
The festival will also feature internationally renowned DJ Anna de Ferran and FemAle Brew Fest returning DJ LaTrice Perry, along with an artisan marketplace with female-owned businesses. For the first time there will also be a full-liquor bar and a special menu provided by the newly opened Kimpton Goodland restaurant Botanic.
The brewery list has steadily grown to 20 breweries over the last two weeks featuring many well-known Florida-based breweries and others from outside the state. This year’s festival will have its’ first brewery from Alaska, with the head brewer at Denali Brewing Company — Sarah Perez making her way down to this celebration of women in brewing. Sarah is currently the Chapter Leader for Pink Boots Society Alaska and is proud to be the only black female brewer in Alaska and the only brewer to participate in brewing the “Black is Beautiful” beer in her state.
Participating breweries and bottle shops include:
- Cigar City Brewing
- Ivanhoe Park Brewing Company
- Yeasty Brews Artisanal Beers
- Barrel of Monks Brewing
- Funky Buddha Brewery
- Islamorada Beer Company
- Ellipsis Brewing
- Tarpon River Brewing
- Unbranded Brewing Co.
- Swan Brewing
- Corporate Ladder Brewing Company
- Orchestrated Minds Brewing
- Green Bench Brewing Company
- Bay Cannon Beer Company
- Denali Brewing Company
- Wolf Branch Brewing, LauderAle Brewery
- Progressive Distribution
- Craft Beer Cellar Fort Lauderdale
- Nobo Brewing Company
- King Fox Brewery,
- Design Build Brewing
- Hydrosaurus Brewing
- Tuscany Wines Import.
The festival will be donating a portion of its proceeds to Abandoned Pet Rescue (APR) — a 501(C)3 IRS tax-exempt, qualified non-profit charitable organization founded in 1996. They rescue and shelter abandoned, abused, and neglected pets, rehabilitates them, and finds them new homes. APR is one of the largest no-kill animal shelters in South Florida and is devoted to the welfare of all animals.
Tickets & More Information
The festival will limit tickets to 400 attendees including 76 hotel rooms from the Beercation Package. All Breweries, Volunteers, Vendors and Brands interested in activations are encouraged to reach out to the organizer at [email protected]
- $45.00+s/c GENERAL ADMISSION (2pm-5pm)
- $65.00+ s/c Workshops, Sensory Experiences and other packages available (1pm-5pm)
- Main Organizer: Fem Collective (part of UniteUs Women)
- Co-Organizer: UniteUs Group
All required COVID-19 health & safety guidelines in place at the time of the festival.
More information at: www.FemAleBrewfest.com
Date(s) - 09/18/2021
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Kimpton Goodland 2900 Riomar St., Fort Lauderdale, FL, 33304