Arizona Brewers Collaborate on ‘Murder She Wrote’ Beer

Arizona Brewers Collaborate on ‘Murder She Wrote’ Beer

Eat your heart out Sherlock. Jessica Fletcher of the iconic 1980s murder mystery tv show “Murder, She Wrote” is getting a beer in her honor.

“Murder, She Oat” is a new limited-release beer created by more than 30 women in the Arizona craft beer industry. The group dubbed the beer a “throwback oatmeal IPA” created with Simcoe, Mosaic, Centennial and Melon hops. Proceeds from beer sales will go to support nonprofits benefitting women’s safety programs throughout the state.

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It’s no secret the show’s lead character, played by Angela Lansbury, is one smart, tough lady — and that’s exactly what the brewers are looking to say about the women behind the collaboration beer.

“The beer is a celebration of persistent and intelligent women.” Arizona Craft Brewers Guild

“The beer is a celebration of persistent and intelligent women, much like those who created it,” the Arizona Craft Brewers Guild says in a news release.

“In a business that is mostly operated by men, it’s paramount that the breweries associated with the Arizona Craft Brewers Guild continue the conversation of women supporting women,” says Kelly Hanseth, marketing manager at Lumberyard Brewing Co. and organizer of the collaboration brew day. “It’s valuable for us, as females, to come together to celebrate our achievements and collaborate to make a difference for other women in our state.”

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Murder, She Oat will first appear at a release party at Bitters Bar & Food in Scottsdale, Arizona, Feb. 8. You’ll also find it in taprooms across Arizona as part of Arizona Beer Week and at the Arizona Strong Beer Festival Feb. 10 in Phoenix. is fully dedicated to small and independent U.S. breweries. We are published by the Brewers Association, the not-for-profit trade group dedicated to promoting and protecting America’s small and independent craft brewers. Stories and opinions shared on do not imply endorsement by or positions taken by the Brewers Association or its members.