Women in Beer
In Episode 54 of the “Boys Are From Märzen” podcast, Kindsey Bernhard is joined by Tara Nurin, veteran freelance writer and author of A Woman’s Place Is in the Brewhouse: A Forgotten History of Alewives, Brewsters, Witches, and CEOs.
Typically the ladies of Pink Boots Society (PBS) come together at the Great American Beer Festival for the Annual Hop Rub. The tradition began in 2017 when PBS partnered with Yakima Chief Hops (YCH) to bring the best of their hop harvest, carefully laid out on tables for attendees to smell, touch and taste, with the goal of selecting the annual Pink Boots Society hop blend.
October is upon us which means the weather outside is delightful, the holidays are coming and Spooky Season is in full swing. Also, though, the calendar flipping to October signals the start of Breast Cancer Awareness month. Elsewhere Brewing, in Atlanta, Georgia, is taking the month to heart with festive celebrations and a particular new beer release.
One of the most obvious shortcomings in craft beer is diversity. According to a 2019 survey conducted by the Brewers Association (BA) and reported on CraftBeer.com, 96% of single-owner breweries were owned by men. Additionally, 88% of brewery owners were white. In response to these alarming statistics, breweries across the country have initiated diversity internship programs.
Melissa Larrick is Sloop Brewing’s third participant in the Open Waters Internship Program. The Hudson Valley, NY-based brewery launched its program in January of 2021.
In Episode 53 of the “Boys Are From Märzen” podcast, Kindsey Bernhard is joined by Sara Killeen, owner and editor-in-chief of the Montana Craft Beer Connection.
In Episode 52 of the “Boys Are From Märzen” podcast, Kindsey Bernhard is joined by Ash Eliot, founder of the Women of the Bevolution.
In Episode 51 of the “Boys Are From Märzen” podcast, Kindsey Bernhard is joined by Jesse Bussard, the Executive Director of the North American Craft Maltsters Guild.
In Episode 50 of the “Boys Are From Märzen” podcast, Kindsey Bernhard is joined by Rachael Hudson, Brewer and Owner of Pilot Brewing in Charlotte, N.C.
In Episode 49 of the “Boys Are From Märzen” podcast, Kindsey Bernhard is joined by Jenny Pfäfflin, Brewer and Creative & Marketing Manager for Dovetail Brewery in Chicago.
In Episode 48 of the “Boys Are From Märzen” podcast, Kindsey Bernhard is joined by Zoe Licata, the editorial assistant at Brewbound.
Licata joined the team at Brewbound in May after several years of working in print and digital media.
When Brienne Allan, Brewer at Notch Brewing, asked a question via an Instagram story: “Have you ever experienced sexism in the beer industry?” the floodgates unexpectedly opened with personal stories exposing the pervasive nature of the industry’s deep-seated misogyny, harassment, racism, and sexual assault.
At that moment, there was no turning back and the craft beer industry was finally going to have a long-overdue reckoning that would consume high-profile breweries, beer education organizations, and many more across the industry.
In Episode 47 of the “Boys Are From Märzen” podcast, Kindsey Bernhard is joined by Betsy Lay, co-founder of Lady Justice Brewing in Aurora, Co.
The idea of Lady Justice was dreamed up while Lay and her two other co-founders Kate Power and Jen Cuesta served in AmeriCorps in 2010 when they asked each other the question, “Why can’t we brew beer and give back to our community?”
In Episode 46 of the “Boys Are From Märzen” podcast, Kindsey Bernhard is joined by Laura Bruns, owner of Factotum Brewhouse in Denver Colorado.
Bruns and her brother, Chris, founded Factotum Brewhouse in 2015 with a notion of a homebrewer-driven brewery.
In Episode 45 of the “Boys Are From Märzen” podcast, Kindsey Bernhard is joined by Libby Crider, owner and general manager, of 2nd Shift Brewing in St. Louis, Mo.
Craft Women Connect, Blk Brew Babes, Pontoon Brewing & The Atlanta Podcast | Pomona Paradise Smoothie-Style Fruited SourJune 10, 2021 | Ruvani de Silva
Not one, not two, but three of Atlanta’s Black beer-community groups have joined forces with Pontoon Brewing to create the Pomona Paradise Smoothie-Style Sour. The beer came out of Pontoon’s ongoing Brewing Conversations project with The Atlanta Podcast–a community-focused initiative to raise awareness about inclusivity and racial issues in and around the Atlanta beer scene.
In episode 80 of the PorchCast, Tristan, Korey and Bryant welcomed Betsy Lay and Alison Wisneski of Lady Justice Brewing to reflect the outpouring of stories of misogyny, sexism, harassment and assault that have emerged from Brienne Allan’s Instagram stories.
In Episode 44 of the “Boys Are From Märzen” podcast, Kindsey Bernhard is joined by Alicia Valenski and Mel Fox, co-founders of Work For Your Beer.
Work For Your Beer is a community is a group of like-minded individuals who strive to live a healthy, balanced lifestyle without sacrificing the things we love.
In Episode 43 of the “Boys Are From Märzen” podcast, Kindsey Bernhard is joined by Kate Russell, owner and brewer at Hopkinsville Brewing Co., and Jennifer Glanville, brewer and director of partnerships at Boston Beer.
Russell was named the winner of Samuel Adams’ 8th Brewing the American Dream Experienceship program.
In Episode 42 of the “Boys Are From Märzen” podcast, Kindsey Bernhard converses with Maggie Skinner, the director of sales and marketing at The Fermentorium in Cedarburg, Wisc.
In Episode 41 of the “Boys Are From Märzen” podcast, Kindsey Bernhard converses with Brittany Canterbury of Beale’s Beer.
Canterbury is the general manager of Beale’s Beer in Bedford, Virginia.