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International Women’s Day

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We’re celebrating International Women’s Day by bringing together our passions: beer, art and collaboration.

Women have made incredible strides in craft brewing, but it’s no secret there’s still plenty of work to do on inclusivity in our industry. Collective Arts is committed to taking a leading role in showcasing the power, strength and contributions of women in brewing and beyond. While International Women’s Day is a great way to get the conversation going, we should all strive for less bias, and more equality, inclusivity and empowerment every day of the year.

On March 8 we’re debuting a special-edition beer brewed by women of Collective Arts and the Hamilton community. The brewhouse is not a space many are familiar with, but it’s even less familiar for women. Loud and Clear Tart Cherry Stout was 100% made by women; from the recipe to brewing to the art on the packaging. For the month of March we’re hosting a women-only art gallery and selling t-shirts by Toronto artist Natalie Very B.

We’ll be donating proceeds from sales of Loud and Clear and the limited-edition t-shirts to the Native Women’s Centre and YWCA Hamilton.

Limited-Release Beer: Loud and Clear

The women of Collective Arts developed this recipe for a lightly soured stout in which tart cherries balance perfectly with the beautiful roasty notes of dark malts. We threw in some Dutch chocolate to amp up the chocolatey flavour and add a touch of sweetness.

This beer is 100% made by women; from the recipe, to the brew, to the art on the can. On February 12th we even invited women from all over Hamilton into the brewery to learn more about the brewing process, and lend a hand!

Art: Natalie Very B.

Pop-Up Art Gallery

We made an open call for art to artists who identify as women and received submissions from all over the world. From those submissions, we selected more than 100 pieces by 73 women artists for our pop-up art gallery at the brewery, opening on March 8.

The gallery will be open in our Beer Hall Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays until March 29, with the pieces available for purchase. All proceeds will go to the artists.

International Women’s Day Open House

Sunday, March 8, 12PM-6PM

This drop-in open house at the brewery will be the launch party for Loud and Clear and our pop-up art gallery! It’ll also feature some incredible workshops led by women:

12PM-2PM: Body Positive Self Portraiture workshop with Natalie Very B. (Pre-registration required, GET TICKETS)
2PM-3PM: Special IWD beer tasting led by the ladies who brewed it! They will also be sticking around to answer any home brewing or industry related questions
3PM-4PM: Drop-in style movement class with Michelle Cordeiro from GOODBODYFEEL
4PM-6PM: Drop-in style zine making workshop with Chelsea Watt
All Day: Opening reception of our Group Pop-Up Gallery featuring the inspired talents of Women Artists!

The open house is free to attend and, unless otherwise noted, all activities are free of charge! Drop by any time between 12PM and 6PM.



Natalie Very B. is an an illustrator, muralist, and educator of Polish-Canadian decent. Her work is devoted to depicting women of all shapes and sizes as beautiful, empowered, and strong. The spirit of feminism is an essential element of all of her paintings.

Natalie is passionate about facilitating art workshops with strong focus on the therapeutic aspect of creative expression. Her goal as an artist is one of changing preconceived notions of feminism and promoting self-love and body positivity in the world.



Proceeds from the sale of our International Women’s Day beer, Loud and Clear, and t-shirts featuring art by Natalie Very B. will be donated to two organizations who do incredible work supporting women.

Native Women’s Centre

The Native Women’s Centre provides safe, emergency shelter for all women regardless of age, ancestry, culture, place of origin or sexual orientation with or without children who are experiencing crisis in their lives due to family violence, homelessness, or conflict with the law.


YWCA Hamilton

YWCA Hamilton strengthens women’s and girls’ voices, broadens their choices, builds dynamic leadership and provides essential and meaningful services that promote safe, inclusive, and equitable communities.


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