OC Brewery Students - International Women's Day

"Seven Pharaohs" Brew Launched in Honour of International Women's Day

OC Brewery Students - International Women's DayIn celebration of International Women’s Day, the women of the Olds College Brewmaster and Brewery Operations Management program have introduced their limited edition creation, Seven Pharaohs India Pale Ale.

Seven Pharaohs honours the ancient Egyptian women who worshipped Tenenet, the Goddess of Beer. The seven women enrolled in the Brewmaster and Brewery Operations Management Program at Olds College represent the seven female pharaohs in ancient Egyptian times – a time when beer was currency and brewing was the responsibility of women.Seven Pharaohs is an American IPA hopped with Mosaic, Citra, Simcoe, and Loral hops. It contains a citrus, floral and earthy hop aroma with a light malt character, and is full-bodied with plenty of citrus, and earthy hop bitterness with a slight biscuit malt character.

This project was led by second year Brewmaster and Brewery Operations Management students Tracy Vornbrock and Jenna Patterson.  Five first year students; Tamara Holmes, Tayler Letwin, Jennifer Rogers, LeaAnne Siemens,and Thecla Wiart, assisted Tracy and Jenna on brewing Seven Pharaohs, and the Olds College Brewery Assistant Brewer, Amanda Kieswetter also contributed to the project.

“Collaborating on a project such as this is a great chance to showcase our talents as brewers,” explains Vornbrock. “It is humbling to know that our efforts are helping the next generation of brewers and that we might inspire other women to get involved in the beer industry.”

Every year, women across the world, including those in our Brewmaster and Brewery Operations Management program, partner with the Pink Boots Society on a project called Big Boots Brew.  The Pink Boots Society works to assist, inspire and encourage women in the brewing industry, and help them to advance their careers through education, scholarships, and peer support.

By donating a portion of the proceeds from Seven Pharaohs to the Pink Boots Society, Olds College and the Brewmaster students are supporting and empowering up-and-coming female professionals in the brewing industry.

Seven Pharaohs is available for purchase at the Olds College Brewery.