Proudly independent Sheffield bottle shop, Hop Hideout, is getting set to celebrate its ninth anniversary with a weekend of celebrations next month.
Jules Gray, of Hop Hideout, with Jaega Wise, of Wild Card Brewery, and the Crafty Beer Girls, Natasha and Natalya
As one of a handful of female beer shop owners in the UK, Jules Gray has, from the very start, championed women brewers and breweries as a passionate core ethos of Hop Hideout.
She knows and values how much visibility counts in making the beer world a broader, more diverse, and ultimately more rounded and improved place to be for those in it, providing her customers with outstanding beers to enjoy.
After a challenging two-year pandemic-affected period, Jules wants to “celebrate women that really light up the beer scene, who I not only look up to, but who provide so much positivity and inspiration to the whole beer community”.
On Saturday, 12th November, Hop Hideout will host a relaxed celebration tasting, with Jaega from Wild Card and the Crafty Beer Girls organisers. Tickets cost £10 and are available here.
On Sunday, 13th November, there will be a free and fun family social. As a new parent, Jules knows how much of a challenge it can be to find a welcoming social space that’s easily accessible and with baby changing.
She said: “I’m absolutely delighted Jaega Wise, of Wild Card Brewery, and Natasha and Natalya, of Crafty Beer Girls, agreed to this collaboration. Jaega is a phenomenal technical brewer, having just released her first brewing book, and presents on national shows such as the BBC Food Programme.
“The Crafty Beer Girls is a beer community safe space created for women and non-binary folks to come together in their enjoyment of beer, co-organised by two passionate and brilliant women Natasha and Natalya. Through the pandemic I turned to this group for support and really valued their virtual meet-ups.”
The celebrations will continue at Wild Card Brewery’s new pub in Walthamstow, London — The Tavern On The Hill — on Thursday, 17th November, with a Crafty Beer Girls London meet-up.