Griffin Claw to Host International Women's Brew Day


BIRMINGHAM — Griffin Claw Brewing Co. is one of three breweries in Michigan hosting this year’s International Women’s Collaboration Brew Day on Sunday in Birmingham.

Women brewers from around the world are coming together and making the same recipe for “Unite” Red Ale. The event starts at 10 a.m. and raises awareness about the advancement of women in the craft beer industry. Customers are invited to visit Griffin Claw on Sunday for the special brewing event and watch its women guest brewers for the day. 

The “Unite” Red Ale will be available in the taproom in approximately three weeks. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to Pink Boots Society Michigan Chapter.

“What strikes me so much about this project is that it’s a worldwide collaborative effort that begins in New Zealand and you can literally watch the progress across the globe throughout the day,” says Angie Williams, Cellarman at Griffin Claw Brewing Co. ”We’re very excited to be part of such an important, worldwide event like this. While we are all following the same recipe, there’s a uniqueness to each batch because we get to be creative and put our own spin on it.”

Griffin Claw Brewing Company is owned by two local women, Bonnie LePage and Mary Nicholson. The women’s husbands (Norman LePage and Ray Nicholson) are partners and co-owners of Birmingham’s popular Big Rock Chophouse, Got Rocks Diamond Crown Cigar Lounge and The Reserve.