According to WMTW, The Portsmouth Brewery is giving "hot", menopausal women liberation from their uncomfortable symptoms with their Libeeration craft beer. I can't wait to try it! An idea this epic could only have been the brainchild of a woman, her name is Joanne Francis. Joanne is the co-owner of The Portsmouth Brewery and Smuttynose Brewing Company. Joanne first floated the idea of a brew for women going through menopause six years ago, it didn't go over well. Fast forward to October, 2017 and along with her head brewer, Matt Gallagher, they offered up a magical elixir to female craft brew fans who were all asking for someone to, "Please open a window, oh my God it's hot in here!" Libeeration was such a hit that it will be re-released on December 1st. ALL of my girlfriends will be getting a case! Joanne did her research and hired a team of herbalists and health practitioners to develop a tasty beer that would help ease the worst symptoms of "The Change"; sleeplessness, hot flashes and those killer mood swings. What did they come up with?

The ingredients sound like they belong in a cauldron, which only makes me like it more!

  • Motherwort
  • Chamomile
  • Mugwort
  • Chickweed
  • Lemon Balm
  • Rose
  • Damiana
  • Stinging Nettle

There are no medicinal claims being made, but I'll drink a beer for any reason. If it cools me off from a hot flash, all the better! Thank you Joanne, I look forward to quaffing a couple down with my friends on December 1st!

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