Samuel Adams releases beer dedicated to Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg

US brewer Samuel Adams is releasing a limited edition beer dedicated to Supreme Court Justice and liberal icon Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

(Photo: European University Institute/Flickr)

The beer, called “When There Are Nine,” is a Belgian Bruit IPA and is named after her famous response to the question “When will there be enough women on the Supreme Court?”

“We wanted to name it Brut Bader Ginsburg,” read a statement on Eventbrite, “but our legal team, uh, dissented.”

The new brew forms part of a fundraising initiative for the Pink Boots Society, which supports women in the US’ beer industry.

When There Are Nine was brewed by the Pink Boots Society in collaboration with US hop supplier Yamika Chief on International Women’s Day (8 March), and will be released at an event at Samuel Adams’ Boston tap-room at a special launch event.

The brewer will donate $5 from every ticket and $1 from every When There Are Nine sold to the Pink Boots Society.

Ginsburg is one of few politicians to get a beer named after her in good faith. In 2017 Six female brewers in Denver, Colorado, created a beer to protest Donald Trump’s inauguration as the 45th President of the United States.

In fact, Trump has often been the subject of beer-based protests. Later that year, Brewdog partnered with environmental charity 10:10 Climate Action to “raise awareness and spark debate” on global warming, principally Trump’s lukewarm attitude to climate change research, and launched a beer called Make Earth Great Again.

The saison — which is fermented at a higher temperature than other beer styles — contains ingredients sourced from areas most impacted by global warming, including water from the Arctic ice caps, and Arctic cloudberries.

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