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British Beer & Pub Association

21 Nov

The British Beer & Pub Association (BBPA) is the leading body representing Britain’s brewers and pub companies. Its members account for some 90%of beer brewed in Britain today, and own around 20,000 of the nation’s pubs.’

Brigid Simmonds, Chief Executive: “Dea Latis has always done a great job, in both encouraging women to love beer, and in celebrating the role women play in our industry. We now have many great women brewers and beer sommeliers; they are brilliant advocates for beer and brewing, and I would encourage women with a passion for beer to get involved.”

Duval Moortgat, Oudenaarde, Belgium

21 Nov


Natalya Watson, Marketing Manager, Duvel Moortgat UK: “In Belgium, where the Duvel Moortgat brewery is based, a far higher proportion of women drink beer than in the UK.  We’d love to see this gap start to narrow and therefore applaud Dea Latis for trying to understand and address some of the barriers that stop women here enjoying beer as they do in so many other countries.”

Liefmans Kriek Brut, a Belgian cherry beer, brewed only once a year each July, using freshly harvested morello cherries, was brewed by Belgium’s first female head brewer, Rosa Merckx, known to all at Liefmans as Madame Rose.

Joseph Holt Brewery, Manchester

21 Nov

Joseph Holt Ltd is an award-winning independent regional family brewer, founded in 1849. It has remained in the family for six generations; brewing at their Brewery in Manchester, just north of the city centre since 1860. The company operates 129 pubs in Manchester and the North West.

Jane Kershaw, Marketing manager, Joseph Holt: “At Joseph Holt we believe that beer should be a choice for everyone and we are really excited for this innovative partnership which will spread the word of our award winning Joseph Holt beers and lagers.”

St Austell Brewery, St Austell

21 Nov

The brewery in St Austell produces many of the region’s most popular beers across the UK and also overseas. They have a thriving pub estate which spans the South West ranging from Bristol in the east to the Isles of Scilly in the west.

St Austell Brewery is one of Cornwall’s largest employers with over 1,000 full and part time employees. There are currently three women working in brewing and packaging within the brewery, including Kim Buckenauer, a Brew Master graduation from the Technical University of Berlin.

Shepherd Neame, Faversham

21 Nov

The Faversham Brewery is home to Shepherd Neame, Britain’s Oldest Brewer established in 1698. Using natural ingredients, such as mineral water from the town’s aquifer and local hops, its brewers produces a range of Kentish ales.

Jonathan Neame, chief executive: “Shepherd Neame is delighted to partner with Dea Latis and help banish the tired notion that beers and pubs are an exclusively male bastion.”

Marston’s Beer Company, England

21 Nov

Marston’s has an impressive pedigree when it comes to recruiting women in the brewing team.

Emma Gilleland was not only the first ever female head brewer at Marston’s but also in England. She is now Director of Brewing for Marston’s Brewing Company (part of Marston’s PLC) and in 2014 was awarded the honour of Brewer of The Year, the first time a woman has been given the award.

Working alongside Emma are three other female brewers; Rebecca Adams at Jennings Brewery, Jenny Hagyard at Marston’s Brewery and Naomi Pallister at Wolverhampton Brewery.

Harvey’s Brewery, Lewes

21 Nov

Harvey’s Brewery is a family business established in 1790, with a member of the eighth generation working at the brewery in Lewes, East Sussex.

Miles Jenner, head brewer: “We’re very proud of the beers we brew at Harvey’s and believe they should be enjoyed by men and women alike. Encouraging more women to try beer, by matching it to food, or serving it in wine glasses, is something we’ve been doing for a while, so we are very happy to support Dea Latis in their campaign to enhance beer’s female appeal.”

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