Shebrew, - the national premiere Female-Identified Amateur Beer, Cider, and Mead Competition and Festival – has opened its registration site for participants for this years competition. The 2018 Competition will be presented by the Human Rights Campaign and Oregon Brew Crew, at Baerlic Brewing in Portland, Oregon, on Saturday, February 24, 2018. Created to highlight and showcase the work of female-identified purveyors of beers, ciders, and meads, Shebrew will also include a family-friendly festival with many of the competitions entrants providing tastings, food, and live entertainment.
The 2018 Shebrew festival, taking place on March 3, 2018, at Buckman Coffee Factory, in Portland, Oregon, is designed to provide homebrewers the ability to share their beers, ciders, and meads with the public and also capture feedback from both professional judges and non-industry participants. Additionally, the homebrew that is named “Best of Show” at the festival will win the opportunity to develop a collaborative beer with Natalie Baldwin of Breakside Brewing in Portland, Ore. The winner of the 2017 Shebrew Competition was Amanda Weilenmann, of Hop Bombshell Club, with an entry named, Milk of the Gods, and the People’s Choice award winner was Chelsea Stowers.
Shebrew Festival is a place of empowerment for female-identified homebrewers and community members come together to network, share homebrew creations, and interact with consumers. More than 2,000 people are expected to gather at the festival to enjoy their favorite beverages, interact with their favorite brewers, meet other homebrewers from around the United States, and engage with influential beverage-makers. A full list of participants can be found on the event website as well as information on how to register, submit and participate in the competition and festival.