A new beer ‘Hiutaca’ has just been launched at the Turks Head in Leeds. This Baltic Porter is to celebrate International Womens’ Day and has been brewed by an all-female team.
Owner of Nomadic Beers, Dr. Katie Marriott, talks about the beer and why it’s special: “International Women’s Day is on 8th March and as a female brewery owner, I really wanted to do something special to mark the occasion. I got in touch with Whitelock’s and Turk’s Head to invite some of their female staff along to brew with me”
On the brew day, Katie was joined in the brewery by Freya, Sarah, Beth and Kot, who work behind the bars in Whitelock’s and Turk’s Head.
“After throwing a few ideas about, we decided to brew a Baltic Porter. This is a dark strong ale with roots in Eastern Europe”
At 6.8%, this is the strongest beer Nomadic Beers have ever made.
“It was the team from Whitelock’s and Turk’s Head that came up with the name for this beer. It’s called ‘Huitaca’” adds Katie.
‘Huitaca’ is named after the rebelling Muisca Goddess. She was the goddess of arts, dance and music, witchcraft, sexual liberation and the Moon.