Celebrating Women in Beer: Airways Brewing Company Releases Their Second Annual Seattle Beer Broads Collaboration Brew

KENT, Wash. (May 13, 2013) – Just in time for Seattle Beer Week, Airways Brewing Company is releasing their second annual Seattle Beer Broads collaboration brew, available on draught beginning Monday, May 13. The Seattle Beer Broads is a group of over 160 local women working in the beer industry, celebrating their love of craft beer, and educating other women on the historical significance of females in the craft beer industry. Through events such as beer tastings and festivals throughout the year, the Seattle Beer Broads help to foster a vibrant, diverse craft brew community. The Seattle Beer Broads can be followed by the public on Facebook.

This year’s collaborative recipe and brew session resulted in a bitter using ESB and Crystal malts with Willamette, Cascade, East Kent Golding hops. Amber in color, the Beer Broads Spring Bitter is similar to a British Extra Special Bitter (ESB), but with a Northwest flair. Featuring an approachable 33 IBUs and 5.5 percent ABV, this bitter pairs well with meats, cheeses, or spicy foods, and of course, tastes delicious just on its own.  A portion of the proceeds will go to support education for women entering the brewing industry.

“For the second year in a row, the Beer Broads were surveyed and said they wanted to brew a beer that fit the season,” said Alex Dittmar, owner and head brewer at Airways Brewing Company. “We came up with a Northwest take on a British classic.”

On Monday, May 13, the Beer Broads Spring Bitter will be released at Airways Brewing Company for pints and growler fills, and at three Seattle Beer Week events: Thirsty Sisters Present Women in Beer at Pike Brewing, This is Washington Dammit! at The Beveridge Place Pub in West Seattle, and Can You Handle My Randall? at The Pine Box in Capitol Hill where it will be poured through lemongrass and orange peel.

For more information about Airways Brewing and its selection of handcrafted brews, be sure to follow Airways Brewing Company on Facebook and Twitter, or visit www.airwaysbrewing.com.

Additional information, photos, and tasting notes are available upon request. Those interested are encouraged to contact Dione Dittmar at media@airwaysbrewing.com.

About Airways Brewing Company
Founded in Spring 2010, Airways Brewing Company is a growing microbrewery located in Kent, Washington. Currently producing several year-round and seasonal offerings–including Sky Hag® IPA, Seat Kicker® IPA, Loud Lady® IPA, Pre Flight Pilsner®, Maylani’s™ Coconut Stout, and PSA® Summer Ale–Airways Brewing also features limited edition beers throughout the year. Pints, tasters, bottles, cans, and growler fills are available at the brewery’s Kent Tap Room, open Tuesday–Thursday from 3-9 pm, Friday from 2-10 pm, and Saturday from 2-8 pm (8611 S 212th St.). Pints, packaged products, and delicious Northwest-style food can be found at the Bistro in downtown Kent, Sunday–Thursday from 11 am-9 pm, and Friday–Saturday from 11 am-10 pm (320 W Harrison). Offerings from Airways Brewing can also be found in specialty bars, bottle shops and restaurants throughout Western Washington and the greater Portland, Oregon area. For more information about the brewery or Bistro, visit www.airwaysbrewing.com.


Media Contact:
Dione Dittmar
Marketing Director
Airways Brewing Company
(253) 200-1707