CORNWALL, Ontario – Tuesday, March 8 is International Women’s Day. Rurban Brewing is mixing up something special in partnership with groups that support women and diversity in the Cornwall community.
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.
“It is about making sure that there is a safe place for everybody,” said Karen Rorabeck.
A hoppy flavoured pale ale, Rurban is expecting this batch to be ready around March 23 or 24.
Proceeds from the sale of Brave Noise will go to support two local organizations, the Coalition for Unity Respect, Equality (CUREA), and Maison Baldwin House, a women’s shelter.
“We were really excited when we got the invite,” said Debbie Fortier, Executive Director of Maison Baldwin House.
Michele Allinotte of CUREA said that as a fan of craft beer, she was excited to be a part of the fundraiser, which she explained will make a significant impact for her organization.
“Every dollar counts,” she said.