Best Beers for Women to Order- VIDEO

Best Beers for Women to Order- VIDEO

I know I’m a little late on posting my comments regarding this Women’s Forum post about how to order beer when you’re going out, and it’s primarily because I’ve been thinking and developing what I truly thought about this article. It is not the first time I’ve watched or read something created by a woman, and thought “thanks for setting us back 40 years,” and this time was one of those. As a woman who loves craft beer, I felt the article could have been better if it had approached and explained the flavour profiles of all major styles…including IPAs and all things hoppy. It was the most stereotyping piece of literature, and honestly, offensive. I’m still waiting on an apology from both the website, and the man who participated in the interview. Hey women’s forum, why not have a woman explain what these beers are, and how they can be accessible to BOTH genders. After all,beer isn’t thatconfusing.

“Beer Edges Wine As Young Women’s Drink of Choice”

“Beer Edges Wine As Young Women’s Drink of Choice”

This is a repost from the L.A. Times, and although it is a short article. I found many of the statements to be both true, and also inaccurate. The root of the brewing community is predominantly male-based, and marketing is still focused on that history. However, we are seeing more and more women who are both brewing and marketing. The article focuses on bar owners, and not so much the women who are more hands-on in the industry. “”I have never had the feeling of someone trying to prevent me from entering the brewing industry, but I certainly had to work hard for it,” Randall said.”

It is does take hard work, and after talking with a few other women who work for major craft brewers, and for smaller microbreweries/gypsy brewers; and their experiences are far different. More often than not, they have to prove their palate, their experiences, and prove that they truly have a passion for the industry. I wish this was something major craft brewing magazines and media would cover more of, and I would like to see industry festivals have more discussions on females in the industry, and how we are building it beyond owning a local watering hole.