28 Jan Lowlands Group Represents Wisconsin in Belgium Brewing Deliria
Proud to send one of our own!
Each year, Brewery Huyghe in Melle, Belgium (the brewery behind Delirium) selects an exclusive group of women influential in the brewing industry to join them in brewing Deliria, a limited Belgian Strong Blond Ale brewed entirely by women. This year, our very own Ileana Rivera was invited to join!
What’s the deal with Deliria?
Deliria was first created in 2013 by Brewery Huyghe’s Head of Marketing, Catherine Dubrulle who is also the wife of Brewery Owner Alain De Laet. Early in Catherine’s career, she couldn’t help but notice how male-dominated the beer industry can be. She decided it was “high-time for women to have a beer of their own” this was the birth of a concept that would one day grow into Deliria. Catherine always believed a beer for women should be made by women. That’s why each year a select group of ladies is invited to come to Belgium and brew alongside Catherine. Once the brew has fermented and been packaged, it is released in Belgium on March 8th, in celebration of International Women’s Day.
Ileana and the rest of the women invited were involved in every step of the brewing process and learned the nuances of what it takes to make this exceptional beer in their state-of-the-art brewery.
Ileana said “It was a one of a kind experience and it was so wonderful to meet so many other great women in this industry and to be able to learn from the brewmaster at Huyghe all of the steps and care that went into this bier was amazing.”