We brewed beer and foraged in the name of GRL PWR at Wild Card Brewery in Walthamstow. It was Jaega Wise’s 6th year running such an incredible project and my first time to have been involved and it will not be my last.
We had our Queen of Forage aka. Consulting Witch (aka Assistant Manager at the Signature Brew Taproom), Dianne Tanner, taking us to Walthamstow Wetlands. We foraged for nettles and yarrow which we later turned into a tea and added it to the brew.
We came back to find a brewery smelling amazingly of fresh lemons as team zest had been busy while we’d been on the wetlands doing our foraging thing! A couple did get a tad jealous when I told them the London Parakeets had come out to say hello to us.
It was lovely to meet so many incredible women who I get to call colleagues and friends. I was also incredibly proud to bring along a colleague from one of my pubs to the brewday and get her truly indoctrinated to the women in beer world! She got in the mash tun. Right in there.
The best part had to be the fact that I continued to ride on the vibes of GRL PWR for the rest of the weekend.
Just a note to say we had got special permission to forage on the wetlands and they ask that if anyone plans on foraging to also get consent.