Cheers! A Collaboration between Women for Refugee Women and The Five Points Brewing Co.

At Wit’s End: how we feel about the treatment of refugee women in the UK by the Home Office and also the name of The Five Points Brewing Co.’s new beer, brewed in collaboration with us for International Women’s Day!  

Our Head of Campaigns, Sophie Radice joined a team of Five Points Brewery Co.’s incredible women Brewster’s to make a delicious, summery beer with notes of elderflower, lemon and orange peel, and coriander. Yes, you heard it – you can now support our work by drinking beer! 

Women brewers talking about the beer they made.

Image of a group of people tasting beer..
Photos by: Brody Rossiter.

In celebration of this partnership, we came together at the The Five Points Taproom in Hackney for a night of poetry and beer tasting! Trish, Olivia and Maria from our drama group performed extremely powerful poems on hope, love, and their experiences seeking safety in the UK, some of which you can read below.  

Image of a woman performing poetry.

Rhona McKeran from The Five Points Brewing Co. said that the purpose of this beer was:

“…to shine a light on and support great women doing incredibly important work.

“The beer’s name – At Wits’ End – represents the fear and desperation asylum-seeking women must endure when fleeing their homes, while the colour and the profile of the beer signifies hope for a positive future.”

 Women for Refugee Women’s Communications Manager, Carenza Arnold said: 

“We’re delighted to collaborate with Five Points Brewery on their special edition beer, At Wits’ End, to mark International Women’s Day 2023. We support women who are seeking safety in the UK from persecution, war, rape, gender-based violence and other torture, to rebuild their lives and advocate for change. At a time where there is increasing hostility towards people seeking safety, we’re extremely grateful for this collaboration which will shine a light on our work and what it means to be a refugee woman.” 

At Wits’ End will be available to purchase through The Five Points Brewing Co. by trade customers from Monday 24th April, with £10 from every keg sold donated to Women for Refugee Women. We are so grateful to The Five Points Brewing Co. for their support. It will make a real difference to the women in our network, at time when refugee rights are increasingly under threat in the UK.  

Close up image of a beer at an event.

You can read Maria’s poem ‘Give her a chance to survive’ here: 

You can read Olivia’s poem ‘Say Yes to My Body’ and watch a video of Olivia performing the poem here: