One of the more popular beer festivals in the UK has decided that they want more women at their event. In order to accomplish this, they have changed the rules for beer brewers who attend the festival.
The Great British Beer Festival, which started August 6 and will run until tomorrow, will no longer allow beer companies to bring in merchandise that disparages women with sexist names.
Of the beers that have been banned by the festival’s organizers at the Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA) is Dizzy Blonde, Slack Alice (which is described as “a little tart”), Leg-Spreader and Village Bike. The ban also includes inappropriate designs of women on the beer labels themselves.
The organizers of the festival say that a recent survey showed that 68% of women won't attend the festival because of the beer names. No word on if attendance numbers are up for this years festival.
Source: NY Post