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SheBrew Collaborators

The Human Rights Campaign (HRC) represents a grassroots force of more than 2 million members and supporters nationwide. As the largest national lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender & Queer civil rights organization, HRC envisions an America where LGBTQ people are ensured of their basic equal rights, and can be open, honest and safe at home, at work and in the community.

 

Oregon Brew Crew (OBC) Headquartered in Portland, the Oregon Brew Crew is one of the oldest and largest home brewing clubs in the United States. They are a non-profit organization dedicated to the education and advancement of home brewing and beer appreciation.

 

SheBrew is a remarkable event that focuses on women in the craft beer, cider and mead world. Kicking off women’s history month the March 2nd, 2019 event will mark the 5th year of the festival. In just 5 years SheBrew has gone from 50 attendees to an expected 1000+ for 2019. The SheBrew Festival is not only a celebration of female brewers, cider & mead makers, both armature and professional, it is an event for all genders and ages honoring equality.

Held at the Buckman Coffee Factory in southeast Portland, this event features an invitational of ten local female homebrewers and 30+ female pro brewers of beer and cider and mead makers, with most brewing special craft beverages exclusively for the festival. This festival supports all women and the LGBTQ community with proceeds to go to the Human Rights Campaign and the Oregon Brew Crew. Along with a homebrew competition held two weeks prior to the festival, SheBrew is a two part event that culminates in a day long festival, highlighting women owned and operated businesses , female musicians, comedians and community partners.

Special Thanks to our Sponsors

Chick Of All Trades Flagging Company

Buckman Coffee Factory

Nano Fest

Caputo Group

Marigold Coffee

Pico Brew

Imperial Yeast

F.H. Steinbart

Breakside Brewery

Meet the Team

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Shannon is the Area Representative and serves on the National Board of governors for the Human Rights Campaign serving Oregon and S.W. Washington. 

This will be Shannon's third year as SheBrew Festival Coordinator alongside Jenn. After Shannon has enjoyed some amazing craft beer she likes to describe herself as follows:

 

Chief Change Creator

Human Rights Heroine

Primary Pilsner Popper

Principal Procrastinator

Lead  B.A.B. 

Senior Brand Facilitator

SHANNON SCOTT

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Jenn's main role is finding all of the badass women brewers and cider makers and running the sister event, the largest female homebrew competition in the nation. An award winning homebrewer, cat herder (volunteer coordinator) for many beer events, she is also half of the McPolanders, a homebrewing wife/husband team that has brewed at a dozen local breweries around town and can be found at countless beer events and festivals making sure the beer is flowing and the people are happy. In her "spare" time she loves to travel the globe and spoil her two lovely cats, Namaste & Olive. 

Master Micro Manager

JENN MCPOLAND

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Christine attended the first SheBrew in 2013 and wanted to help the movement grow by adding services of anything design and marketing. She re-branded SHEBREW with logo and website and handled anything that can printed for fundraising. By spreading awareness of what SHEBREW means through visual communication she believes community can come together more inclusively. Christine loves dress up bike rides, climbing mountains and teaching her 8 year old how to brew (homebrew sodas). 

Chief Creative Agent

CHRISTINE GARCIA

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A self-confessed volunteer junkie. She has designed, managed and produced events for Technodyke, Fat Girl Speaks, Portland’s LGBTQ Pride, Human Rights Campaign and SheBrew. She also throws excellent parties, due to her belief that all gatherings require a theme and matching cocktail napkins. When not producing events you can find Stef-Anie at home with her beer nerd wife Jamie Koty and her awesome dogs Sprocket & Sputnik.

Legacy Impact Producer

STEF-ANIE WELLS-KOTY