Project Venus was conceived by Grantham brewer, Sara Barton from Brewster’s Brewery in 2011. Sara had come across The Pink Boots Society, a US group promoting women in brewing, and so decided to start a group called Project Venus in the UK. A call to arms was made to all female brewers (brewsters) to collaborate on a brew, to show off female brewing at its best.
Since 2011 there have been a number of collaborative brews from brewsters in the UK and Ireland. The number of women both brewing and drinking cask ale has grown since its inception. Four years ago, only 16 per cent of women had tried cask ale. Now that number has doubled. There are 1.3 million British women routinely drinking ale, compared to just 600,000 two years ago.
You can find out more about Project Venus on Facebook or on Twitter @ProjVenusUKEire