A big bold IPA in celebration of women in beer

Bodriggy launches new brew – TamePunk

Abbotsford’s Bodriggy Brewing is set to release its newest beer, TamePunk on Friday 13 May, in collaboration with Pink Boots Society Australia.

TamePunk is being released in celebration of Pink Boots Society Australia’s 10th anniversary and honours the mighty women standing up, speaking out and starting courageous conversationsA portion of the proceeds of sales will be going directly to the Pink Boots Society to support the education and encouragement of women working in the alcohol industry.

Every year, Pink Boots Society chooses a brewery from each state to create a collaboration brew with a new theme. For their anniversary this year, they chose the theme Courageous Conversations and Bodriggy was picked to be the Melbourne representative. Bodriggys brew name, TamePunk is inspired by activist Grace Tame, as a nod to her and all the women speaking out. No fake smiles. No need to make nice. No apologies or platitudes. Let her speak.

TamePunk a big bold West Coast IPA, citrus driven with brilliant clarity.  Anders Norman, Bodriggy head brewer said: “I was super excited when I found out that Bodriggy had been chosen to host a Pink Boots brew day. After reading the flavour descriptors of this year’s blend, my mind immediately jumped towards using it in a West Coast IPA. I hosted a tasting session where myself and the woman of Bodriggy sampled a number of different commercial examples of West Coast IPAs, identifying what they would want to see in their beer. Medium bodied, firm and lingering bitterness, bright orange in colour and balanced out at 6.5%. Welcome TamePunk!  I’m really excited to see this limited release flowing through the taps at the brewery.” Local businesses Upstate Studios Fitzroy, Cryer Malt and Suk Workwear also helped out on the brew day itself.

President of the Pink Boots Society Australia Tiffany Waldron said: “Ten years of assisting, inspiring and encouraging the professional development and education of women+ in the fermented beverages industry has been incredibly rewarding, and we’ve had the opportunity to watch the entire industry change and grow so much. Our hope was always for a future where Pink Boots Society didn’t need to exist in our community, and while the growth and acceptance of women throughout brewing, winemaking and distilling has occurred, over the past year it’s become so much more important that the network and support of other women+ is available. We have been inspired by the brave noise of women in so many male-dominated industries, the courageous women who have spoken up and told their stories – and this led to our theme of this year’s brews to be Courageous Conversations to inspire others to have them and create and share the tools to better speak out.”

The Bodriggy team invites everyone to get a first taste of TamePunk at Bodriggy front bar from 5-7pm on Friday 13 May. Pink Boots members will be present along with the brewers, while the Bodriggy team will talk through the brew day process and answer any questions people may have on the new limited beer, there will also be free pots of the beer available during this period.

Pink Boots Society is a non-for-profit, created to assist, inspire and encourage women beer industry professionals to advance their careers through education.

Bodriggy Brewing Co. is the brainchild of Dr Morse owners Jon Costelloe, Anthony Daniel and Pete Walsh, featuring a huge bar with 64 taps pouring craft beers, wine and cocktails, and a dining area serving up delicious Latin American fare by chef John Dominguez. Guests can expect live music and DJs, offering so much more than a typical brewery.  

Bodriggy Brewing Co. TamePunk release
From Friday May 13, 5-7PM until stock sells out
245 Johnston Street, Abbotsford

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