Brewing With Total Confidence
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Discussion in 'Introductions' started by BenBe, Mar 24, 2020.
Who are they!
Ashleigh Carter of Bierstadt Lagerhaus in Denver.
If think Averie Swanson formerly with Jester King would have to be up there near the top.
And I don't know if Jennifer Talley brews much anymore but she's definitely gotta be a contender.
Great thread topic!
Elaine at Northworks! We can chat for hours about brewing!
Wait, I mean Yooper!
Can I pick two?
Yoopers only female brewer I know.
You wouldn't believe what happens when your phone auto corrects Yooper
I remember about 20 years ago going into a famous homebrew store in Ohio. I was with my dad. I was completely and totally ignored by 3 different clerks, while all of them asked my dad if he needed help. Maybe he looked lost, because he was, but I was there to get a new pH meter. I couldn't find them, so finally I went up to the counter and asked. They were pretty dismissive of me.
Several years later, I went into a new store in Wisconsin. I was walking through the store, looking for a hydrometer. A man stopped me by the kits, and said, "hey little lady- would you like to make a nice fruit beer kit?" I kid you not. I said, "Actually no. I'm looking for something specific for my all-electric HERMS 1/2 barrel system. Sorry. Wrong store". (The store has long since closed)
Times have changed! There are many female brewers out there, and I've been treated so well over the years by brewery owners, brewers both pro and homebrew, and even the AHA Governing Committee is mostly made up of females. It's great to see that we are respected as capable brewers. I know the GC has a diversity committee, and it would be great to see more ethnic groups and races in the hobby as well.
I don't know as many pro female brewers as males, but I'm happy to see that it's becoming less uncommon.
On a local level, we have all kinds of female brewers.
I will gladly submit Veronica Vega at Deschutes and Tonya Cornett at 10 Barrel.
It goes to prove that beards are not mandatory.
I can't think of her name - there's this lady brewing at a rather new brewery in downtown Lubbock, TX... Makes a pretty tasty drop.
I believe Jen Talley is still brewing in Auburn, CA. Not sure of the brewery though.
Mine was The Brewery LBK and it does not look like the lady is brewing there any more
Have you tried google?
Our local craft brewer, Farm Yard Ales, has just appointed a young woman as head brewer and their beer is sublime; I have them as the genuine high water mark. Their beers are as good as anyone's.
I see brewing as the same as cooking so there shouldn't be any barriers and I think the whole craft beer movement is moving along those lines; it's great to see.
Lisa is the head brewer over at Analog in Edmonton and she makes some amazing stuff.
I just saw where Lion Brewery in Wilkes-Barre, PA hired Karen Brownell as their first ever female director of brewing. Keep moving the needle!
Lion is probably best known as the brewery that took over the Stegmaier brand of beers back in the early 70's. I still enjoy a Steg Gold Medal from time to time. Solid beer.