Penguin City’s Lyras-Bernacki Will Be Panelist at Brewers Event

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Aspasia Lyras-Bernacki, co-owner of Penguin City Brewing in Youngstown, will be a panelist in a discussion of women in Ohio’s craft beer industry.

The panel discussion will be part of “Eclipsing Stereotypes: Women Shine in Ohio Craft Beer,” presented by the Ohio Craft Brewers Association.

The event is the OCBA’s inaugural women’s summit. It will take place from 2 to 5 p.m. April 7 at Seventh Son Brewing in Columbus.

The summit is intended for women who are working in, or interested in joining, the craft brewing industry.

Its goal is to raise awareness of the impact women have made on the state’s craft brewing industry, according to a press release.

Amy Mast of Craft Leadership will moderate the panel discussion, shining a spotlight on women in the industry and bringing awareness to opportunities for them.

In addition to Lyras-Bernacki, the panelists will include Hannah Kent, head brewer at Urban Artifact in Cincinnati; Jaime Sipps, operations and community manager at HiHO Brewing Co. in Cuyahoga Falls; and Jenn Suitt, head brewer at Homestead Beer Co. in Gahanna.

Women from Ohio breweries gather each year to create special beers to commemorate International Women’s Day, and more than a dozen of those will be on tap at the summit.

In addition to the beer and the industry networking opportunities, the summit will host women-owned businesses, makers and creatives, including food trucks and DJs.

Published by The Business Journal, Youngstown, Ohio.