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Denver Brewers Behind ‘Pussy Riot’ Beer Gear Up for More Tapping Events

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The original five breweries to tap the beer were Goldspot, Black Sky, 3 Freaks, Lady Justice, and Brewability Lab.

Last month, a group of female brewers created “Makin Noise: A Pussy Riot Beer” to protest President Donald Trump’s inauguration, and the success of the imperial saison has prompted other Colorado brewers to plan more philanthropic tapping events.

The brewing events, organized by co-brewers Bess Dougherty and Kelissa Hieber, and bars that stocked the “Pussy Riot” beer raised more than $4,300 (including a few private donations), which was donated to charities including Planned Parenthood and the ACLU, according to Westword.

“It’s not small change. I’m feeling pretty good about it,” Dougherty told Westword. “I still haven’t fully processed just how big a day everyone had because of this.”

What started as initially a female-focused initiative is now expanding to a movement in which any and all brewers want to participate.

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Three more tapping events are in the works so far on April 22, July 22, and Oct. 19, with anywhere between five to seven brewers collaborating at each event.