Give Me A Smile IPA was released on April 9, 2022. Brewed with blackberry and lime, this IPA has a bright enjoyable fruitiness with a back note of pink peppercorn for a subtle floral kick.
The flavor profile for this year’s brew was developed by Catie Callaghan of Greenport Harbor Brewing, Michelle Demetillo of North Fork Brewing and Sheila Malone of Long Ireland Beer Co. The recipe was fully crafted by Callaghan, alongside Rob Raffa, owner and head brewer of übergeek Brewing, and the production team at Greenport Harbor Brewing.
This year's label was designed by Meagan Rose Dowling of Wild Rose Shop & Studio who feels "so lucky to work besides the badass women of Lady Brewsters on this beer benefitting such an important charity, The Retreat."
"With this brew supporting a safe space for sexual assault and domestic abuse victims, we decided to keep this design uplifting with a little tongue in cheek, playing on the famous sexist line most women have to deal with on a daily basis," Dowling stated. "My illustrations usually convey a positive message, bright and bold imagery and whimsical use of color. I was up for the challenge with this project by creating something that could be uplifting while still highlighting a serious issue. As someone who has experienced and knows many women who have experienced some sort of sexual abuse, assault or harassment, I am honored to be a part of something that will benefit women in need of help."
This year's IPA was brewed at übergeek Brewing on March 22-23, 2022, during Women's History Month.
Participating in this year’s charitable beer campaign are Eastern Front Brewing Co. of Mattituck, Greenport Harbor Brewing Co., Jamesport Farm Brewery, Long Ireland Beer Co. (Riverhead), North Fork Brewing Co., (Riverhead), Peconic County Brewing Co. (Riverhead), Tradewinds Brewing Co. (Riverhead), Twin Forks Beer Co. (Riverhead) and übergeek Brewing Co. (Riverhead).