Blogging as a personal hobby has definitely taken the back burner in this busy life of mine. I thought I would take the cooking thing seriously, but… Read more “Is This Thing On?”
I recently signed up for a website called Influenster, and have started to receive products in hopes of reviews. Truthfully, I’m still waiting for these sites to… Read more “Every Day Pairings #1- Shower Beers”
On June 28th, I had the privilege of attending the Speakeasy 17th Birthday Party in San Francisco. There was an array of beers that I had never… Read more “Speakeasy 17th Anniversary Party”
This month was very exciting for me! I had my first beer article go to print! It was for a small local magazine about Stockton, and while… Read more “Beer Up Your Life Goes to Print!”
My friend Tiffany, who is an amazing artist, drew a great picture of me! I now have a logo that works for all mediums that I use.… Read more “A New Logo”
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.
April was a very busy month for the bar I work at, and in my own personal life and beer adventures. Two weeks back to back, I… Read more “Sierra Nevada Tap Takeovers”
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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.