What You Need To Know: International Women’s Day

Share a pint in honor of women and beer on International Women’s Day

It’s that time of year again to raise our glasses to women everywhere on International Women’s Day. Throughout Dayton, there are several ways to celebrate women and beer on Sunday, March 8 and beyond. 

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These are the bars and breweries that have special events planned on International Women’s Day, highlighting female brewers and some of the beers they brew. 



Yet again, Star City Brewing Company in Miamisburg is looking to celebrate the accomplishments of women - specifically when it comes to brewing top-notch beers. 

On Saturday, March 7, the brewery will be celebrating these women with a performance by Rachel Litteral Music and Company from 7-9 p.m. and a tapping of a beer made by the female bartenders and friends at Star City Brewing Company. 

The beer, Everything but the Coconut Style, is a key lime and jalapeno spin on the brewery’s popular Great Miami Gose. As an added bonus, they added a bit of pink Himalayan sea salt to the brew.

Female visitors to the brewery on this day have the chance to win a spot on the female brew team for their International Women’s Day beer of 2021. The rules of the contest will be announced on the day of the event. 

The brewery will also be donating a portion of the day’s proceeds to the Artemis Center, a domestic abuse treatment center located in Dayton. 

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When: Saturday, March 7 from 1-11 p.m. Live music from 7-9 p.m.

Where: Star City Brewing Company, 319 S. 2nd St., Miamisburg

Cost: Free

More info: Facebook 


Celebrate women and beer with Barrel House. The 3rd Annual International Women's Day celebration will focus on great beer and even better women who work in the craft beer industry. More than a dozen women who work at various levels in breweries throughout Ohio will share their experiences of working in a male-dominated industry at the International Women’s Day event, scheduled to start at 2 p.m. on Sunday. The beer-themed bar will feature beers from the speakers’ breweries on its tap list that night, some of which were brewed specifically for International Women's Day. 

Participating breweries include: 

- Yellow Springs Brewery

- Eudora Brewing Company

- Streetside Brewery

- Fifth Street Brewpub

- New Belgium Brewing

- Nocterra Brewing Co.

- Cavalier Distributing

- Outerbelt Brewing

- Tröegs Independent Brewing

- Lexington Brewing & Distilling Co.

- Wolf's Ridge Brewing 

- Collective Arts Brewing

- Short's Brewing Company

- Abita Brewing Company

- Branch & Bone Artisan Ales

- White Oak Marathon

- Malt Products

The Barrel House will be donating $1 from every pint it pours that day to the YWCA of Dayton. 

These are the beers that will be on tap throughout the day:

- New Belgium - Fat Tire (Amber Ale) 

- Eudora - Mother Fuggle (Brown Ale) 

- Abita - Light Lager 

- Jackie O's - Saint Fortune* (Salted Caramel Porter brewed in collaboration with St. James Tavern in celebration of Women's Day) 

- Wolf's Ridge - Protegee* (Strawberry Saison) 

- Wolf's Ridge - Barrel Aged Ladies Who Brunch* (Barrel Aged Stout with all of the adjuncts) 

- Yellow Springs - Seriosity (Dark Belgian Strong Ale) 

- Streetside & The Barrel House - Interstate Pastry Fight (Pastry Stout) 

- Nocterra - Beta Flash (IPA) 

- Outerbelt - Planes, Grains, and Automobiles (NEIIPA w/ Marshmallow) 

- Branch & Bone - Thanks, It Has Pockets #2* (Double Mimosa IPA) 

- Troegs - Perpetual IPA 

- Fifth St. - Mabel's Leap* (American Weissbier brewed in collaboration with the YWCA of Dayton) 

- Lexington Brewing - Vanilla Barrel Cream Ale 

- Collective Arts - Raspberry Dry Hopped Sour 

- Short's/Starcut - Mosa Cider


When: Sunday, March 8, 2 p.m. to midnight 

Where: The Barrel House, 417 E. Third St., Dayton 

Cost: Free admission. $1 from every pint sold to benefit YWCA of Dayton. 

More info: Facebook 


This year, the Fifth Street Brewpub is celebrating International Women’s Day and International Women’s Collaboration Brew Day by brewing a special concoction in collaboration with YWCA Dayton. 

Further, in honor of the YWCA’s 150th anniversary, the brewpub will be naming its newest beer after Mabel Evens, who became the first African-American woman to join YWCA’s board in 1932. The beer, Mabel’s Leap, is “half malted barley, 25% raw wheat and 25% Ohio malted corn. A cereal grain aroma with some sweetness from the corn. Bread dough and corn flake flavors abound with a clean husky finish,” according to the event’s Facebook page. 

Throughout the event, the brewpub will donate 5 percent of all sales, all collected donations and $1 of each pour to YWCA Dayton. They will continue to donate a dollar of each pour of Mabel’s Leap to the YWCA for as long as the seven-barrel flows. 


When: Sunday, March 8, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. 

Where: Fifth Street Brewpub, 1600 E. Fifth St., Dayton 

Cost: Free 

More info: Facebook 


Learn more about the art of brewing from women in the industry, courtesy of Dayton Girls Pint Out, a local chapter of the national organization designed to build a community of women who love beer. Alematic Artisan Ales in Huber Heights will be hosting the special event on Sunday, March 8 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. 

Follow along on the Dayton Girls Pint Out and Alematic Artisan Ales’ Facebook pages to keep up-to-date on the details of the event. 

The event is free but attendees should RSVP on the event’s Facebook page. 


When: Sunday, March 8, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. 

Where: Alematic Artisan Ales, 6182 Chambersburg Road, Huber Heights 

Cost: Free 

More info: Facebook

🍻International Women's Day Tapping: Thanks, It Has Pockets Vol. 2 at Branch & Bone Artisan Ales

On Sunday, March 8, in honor of International Women’s Day, Branch & Bone Artisan Ales in Dayton will be showcasing its latest beer, “Thanks, It Has Pockets Vol. 2,” brewed, designed and named by female staff members at the brewery. The beer is a mimosa DIPA (a double IPA, meaning that it contains an extreme amount of hops) that features a unique combination of tangerine flavoring and collection of special hops, called the Pink Boots Blend. 

This special blend is carefully curated by members of the Yakima Chief Hops staff and Pink Boots Society, a non-profit organization that supports women working in the brewing profession. For every pound of this blend sold, the Pink Boots Society receives $3. 

In addition to this special fundraising effort, Branch & Bone Artisan Ales will be donating $1 from every 14-ounce pour sold in the taproom to the Artemis Center. 


When: Sunday, March 8 from noon to 8 p.m.

Where: Branch & Bone Artisan Ales, 905 Wayne Ave., Dayton

Cost: Free, with the cost of beer

More info: Facebook