Making Brave Noise

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By Nick Seebruch
Making Brave Noise
Pictured from left-to-right are the brew crew, Christina Spati, Guylayne Galvin, Ashley Buxton, and Bridget Rossy holding cans of Rurban's Brave Noise that they brewed (Nick Seebruch/ Seaway News).

CORNWALL, Ontario – Rurban Brewing tapped into their batch of Brave Noise brew on Saturday, March 26.

Pictured from left-to-right: Top: Christina Spati, Guylayne Galvin, Ashley Buxton, Bridget Roussy and Michele Allinotte. Front: Tara Francis, Debbie Fortier, and Clement Gwanyama (Nick Seebruch/ Seaway News).

Rurban is brewing up a batch of Brave Noise beer. Brave Noise is not just a beer, but also a movement dedicated to calling out discrimination, harassment, and sexual assault in the brewing industry.

March is International Women’s Month, and Karen and Andy Rorabeck chose to brew and sell Brave Noise this month to support women working in the brewing industry and to help support local non-profit agencies.

“It is our commitment to show that Rurban is a safe environment for women, BIPOC, and LGHTQAI+ peoples,” said Karen Rorabeck.

Karen and Andy had help from a team of female brewers who helped to make Brave Noise.

Christina Spait, Guylayne Galvin, Ashley Buxton and Bridget Roussy all worked together to brew Brave Noise.

“I didn’t realize what goes on behind the scenes,” said Galvin. “The beer is delicious and it is worth the work.

“It was nice to get a chance to work together,” said Roussy who said that she’s brewed beer at home on occasion and has taken part in previous International Women’s Month brew days with Rurban.

Part of the proceeds raised by the sale of Brave Noise will go to support the Coalition for Unity Respect, Equality (CUREA), and Maison Baldwin House, a women’s shelter.

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