#womeninbeer Archives – PorchDrinking.com
If you’re in Portland, Maine this weekend, clear your schedule. The Beers With(Out) Beards Festival turns five this year. BW(O)B began as the idea for a grad school thesis by Grace Weitz during her senior year at NYU. Since its conception in 2018, it has grown to become the nation’s largest women-in-craft beer festival. The event aims to create space for women and femme-identifying people to feel welcome in craft beer, while highlighting and celebrating the accomplishments of those already paving the way.
Craft Women Connect was founded by Jen Price (@AtlBeerBoutique), Michelle Turner (@ExcitedtoFeast), Chris Hughes (@TheeCraftbeerconnoisseur), and Britne Dionne, and Caitlin Bradfield (@beersagogo) back in January 2019 as a response to the lack of spaces for and visibility of women of color in the Atlanta beer scene.
In Episode 65 of the “Boys Are From Märzen” podcast, Kindsey Bernhard is joined by Emree Woods, founder of Rightside Brewing in Atlanta.
In Episode 64 of the “Boys Are From Märzen” podcast, Kindsey Bernhard is joined by Brandi Hillman, owner and founder of Hillman Beer in Asheville, N.C.
In Episode 63 of the “Boys Are From Märzen” podcast, Kindsey Bernhard is joined by Leah Wong Ashburn President and CEO of Highland Brewing in Asheville, N.C.
A favorite childhood drink comes to mind when pouring and sipping this beautifully done Berliner Weisse that is Purple Pineapple from Servaes Brewing Co. The drink we’re referring to is the timeless classic known as Kool-Aid. We’re down for drinking the Kool-Aid that Servaes (pronounced liked service) is putting out, too. Intrigued yet? Let’s dive in and find out more!
In Episode 62 of the “Boys Are From Märzen” podcast, Kindsey Bernhard is joined by Dr. J Nikol Jackson-Beckham, the Brewers Association Equity & Inclusion Partner.
There’s a widely known fact in the craft beer industry that women are underrepresented and largely outnumbered by their male counterparts. This isn’t great news, but that number is starting to grow, even if it’s by a small margin. A study from 2019 showed that only 7.5 percent of breweries employed a female brewer, but women made up 37 percent of employees that worked in the non-production or non-service staff roles.
In Episode 59 of the “Boys Are From Märzen” podcast, Kindsey Bernhard is joined by Carla Lauter, a freelance beer writer and blogger.
Bow & Arrow Brewing Co. out of Albuquerque, New Mexico opened in 2016 and is the first Native Women-owned brewing company in the country. Being a part of the .1% of breweries in the U.S. owned by Native Americans, they wanted to use their platform to make a difference in their community.
Louisville Beer Week, held Oct. 22 through Oct. 29, celebrated all things Louisville beer. One event stood out from the rest, the Women in Beer panel. On Wednesday, Oct. 27, five women took the stage at Logan Street Market to discuss the challenges and triumphs of working in the beer industry.
Kindsey Bernhard was fortunate to be able to be one of those five women and the moderator of the Women in Beer panel. So, in Episode 57 of the “Boys Are From Märzen” podcast, Kindsey is joined by Lori Beck, Kaitlyn Colberg, Leah Dienes and Amelia Pillow.
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.
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.