Tristan Chan from PorchDrinking approached me a while back about doing an article on the growth of women in beer. I was super stoked, to say the least! This is something I am obviously passionate about as a lady beer lover and active participant in local beer groups. I hope you will head over to their website to check it out- I have left a little teaser to help lure you :)
By now it is obvious that craft beer is exploding across the nation. New breweries are opening up often, especially in Colorado, and the community continues to support the growing industry. Beer events are constantly packed with beer enthusiasts and the Great American Beer Festival continues to sell out faster and faster each year- yet, I am not sure of how much longer the record time can be beat as selling out is getting down to a matter of minutes. Though men originally were the beer drinkers, more and more women are acquiring a taste for beer and local groups, like the Crafty Ladies and Ales 4 FemAles, and national groups, like Girls Pint Out and Women Enjoying Beer, are vastly increasing with passionate and curious women.
Rightfully so, women used to hate alcohol because it kept their husbands away, abusive and irresponsible to the wife and family they were supposed to nurture. Though women may have been partly the culprits behind prohibition back in the 1920s, today our nation has progressed significantly with a corresponding increase of women in the work force which is also evident in the growing craft beer industry. Careers in engineering, technology, law enforcement, sports, and business are still highly dominated by men but women continue to work themselves into these careers as they seek their passions…to continue reading, visit my guest post on PorchDrinking.com
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