THE PINTCAST: Brave Brews Festival in March celebrates women in the industry (podcast)

In this episode, I speak with Prison City Brewing co-owner Dawn Schulz and Courtney Kasper of the Equal Rights Heritage Center in Auburn about the festival, which runs March 4-6.

New York State and City of Auburn Equal Rights Heritage Center Announcement Brave Infusions A new festival will celebrate women in the craft beverage industry

AUBURN, NY- New annual weekend festival to kick off Women’s History Month in Auburn women in New York’s burgeoning craft beverage industry.

Appointed Brave Brews: Tribute to Women in Craftsmanship Drink, the event will be held March 4-6, 2022 in Auburn. The weekend-long celebration was inspired by the Pink Boots Collaboration Brew Day® event that Prison City Brewery owner Dawn Schulz has hosted for the past four years. As part of a national collaborative brewing project sponsored by the Pink Boots Society® to commemorate International Women’s Day, Schulz aims to increase Prison City’s annual Brew Day attendance grew from 20 to 80 attendees this year and partnered with the City’s
Historic and Cultural Landmarks Commission and the New York State Equal Rights Heritage Center to expand the annual ritual in a weekend of events.

Brave Infusions will start with the 2022 version of the pink boots Collaboration Brew Day® on Friday, March 4. Toast to history and brewing history will continue with over 20 cultural sites and businesses in greater downtown Auburn hosts first Friday night festivities as kickoff for Brave Brews Weekend. Cayuga Museum of History & Art to Unveil New 2022 Exhibit positive proof who explores the history of wine, beer, cider and liquor making in Cayuga County; the Heritage Center for Equal Rights will host a meeting with brewer and founder of Harlem Brewing Company, Celeste Beatty, the first African American woman to own a brewery in the United States; and a beer dinner with award-winning beer and food
The Beeroness writer, Jackie Dodd Mallory, hosted by Prison City Brewing and catered by Scratch Farmhouse Restoration.

Other First Friday events include tap dance covers and live music at local bars and breweries, open homes at historical and cultural sites, and a free evening downtown shuttle to transport safely participants from site to site.

Saturday daytime festivities will include scheduled events featuring women in craft drinking industry with notable guests and speakers, plus special tours of historical and cultural sites, a beer and Donut Brunch and a new Drink Like a Girl® 1 Mile craft beer tasting walk in downtown Auburn. The inauguration the tasting walk will showcase downtown Auburn’s three craft breweries as well as three guest breweries navigate a one-mile boardwalk through historic downtown Auburn. The walk will begin with an inspiration lyrics by Harlem Brewing Company owner Celeste Beatty and music along the way.

Mid afternoon on Saturday, the North Street Farm Brewery in Prison City will host a FIRE & ICE Fest with live music, drinks tastings, ice sculptures and fireworks. The Heritage Center and Commission has partnered with a creative and technology company and achieved B Corp, TGW certification Rochester, NY studio at the brand Brave Infusions. In addition, a website has been created to attract and
welcome visitors to the area and provide up-to-date information on celebration events. Some weekends events are free, and others will be chargeable, for complete event information, visit

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