The event will also cover the beer-making history of women, who traditionally had the role of making ale.(Axe and Barrel Brewing photo)

Axe and Barrel hosts beer social for women

Women invited to attend an approachable entry point into brewing different beers

A Langford brewery invites women who are looking to open a door into the craft beer universe to drink, socialize and learn more about the brewing process this weekend.

Organizer and front house staff at the Axe and Barrel, Kiera Louis says the idea for the Ladies Beer Social came about when she noticed the bar’s clientele tends to be predominantly male.

ALSO READ: Axe and Barrel brews a winner

“I thought I’d make an event that would be accessible to everyone and try to do beers in an environment where you can meet other women, hang out – there’s no pressure,” she said, adding, “It can seem intimidating I guess, a woman getting into beer, just because you don’t know where to start you don’t know if you like it.”

Gaining an interest in something new is always easier if you have someone to pull you in, Louis says. “My dad got me into beer, and I wanna do that for other women as well.”

ALSO READ: New owners restore The Log House to its roots

Patrons may expect to go on a brewery tour that takes them through the entire brewing process and hang out in a social atmosphere. There will be appetizers served from the pub next door and beers on tap to try.

A ticket costs $20. The event runs from Sunday, March 31 from noon to 2:30 p.m.. The Axe and Barrel Brewery Lounge is located at 2323 Millstream Rd. in Langford.

ALSO READ: Axe and Barrel split up for sale

swikar.oli@goldstreamgazette.com


Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter

Just Posted

Ongoing Saanich Schools strike forces production of ‘Matilda the Musical’ to Esquimalt High

Four Seasons Musical Theatre had to find alternative venue for production

Saanich ranked third for participation in FortisBC energy-efficient upgrades program

800 older apartment buildings in B.C. have received upgrades since 2015

100 government employees will work in the West Shore by the end of 2020

Province confirms plans for government buildings in Langford

Police searching for missing West Shore teen

Police concerned for health and well being of Lia Barker, 14, last seen Nov. 8

POLL: Do you support CUPE workers in their dispute with School District 63?

SD63 schools to remain closed as strike continues Tuesday

Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers wanted list for the week of Nov. 12

Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers is seeking the public’s help in locating the… Continue reading

Jagmeet Singh says he’ll vote against throne speech if NDP requests not met

Singh is to meet with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Thursday

Community uses loophole to paint 16 rainbow crosswalks after B.C. council says no

So far 11 rainbows are painted and five planned, all since council denied the first proposal in September

Workers’ camp at LNG facility in Kitimat takes shape

Extensive worker camp now being assembled

Former B.C. youth pastor guilty on one of five sexual assault allegations

Judge cites reasonable doubt in finding Cloverdale couple not guilty of majority of charges

238 and counting: Vancouver gelato shop sets Guinness World record for most flavours

Vince Misceo has come up with 588 different flavours over the decades

Most Read