Women have been invited to take part in a collaborative beer brew to mark International Women’s Day.

The Riverhead Brewery, in Marsden, is hoping to bring women of all ages together for a special day of brewing to raise money for a women’s charity.

On Saturday March 5, women can join brewers at the Riverhead in Peel Street, 10am-5pm, to celebrate the International Women’s Collaboration Brew Day (IWCBD).

The IWBCD is being promoted by the Pink Boots Society, who campaign for the continued education of women working in breweries and the beer industry through scholarship opportunities.

The first women’s brew day was held in 2014, the brainchild of brewing technologist Sophie de Ronde of the Muntons Centre of Excellence in Suffolk, who wanted to encourage women to brew together.

Poster for International Women's Collaborative Brewery Day at Riverhead Brewery
Poster for International Women's Collaborative Brewery Day at Riverhead Brewery

Breweries across the UK brew the same beer, which is sold to raise money for women’s charities.

This year, the Riverhead is supporting Huddersfield Womens Aid — £1 per pint of the finished ale will be donated to the charity.

The IWCBD is traditionally held on March 8 — International Women’s Day — but the Pink Boots Society is also backing the March 5 event as part of the celebrations.

Riverhead Brewery took part in the event in both 2014 and 2015 and hope to host a successful brewing day again this year.

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Liz Crosby, of Osset Brewery, said: “We’re inviting interested women to join us on March 5, 2016 between 10am and 5pm and brew with us to celebrate IWCBD.

“You can be an experienced homebrewer, someone who is interested in homebrewing but not too sure how to get started, or even someone who just loves beer and wants to learn more about the production side of things.”

The brewery is also hosting a launch event at the Riverhead for the brewed beer on March 12 at 2pm, so everyone can try the fruits of their labour.

Participants wanting to take part in brewing are advised to wear sensible footwear.