Craft Beer Brewsters


Along with the rise of craft beer has come the revival of women brewmasters who challenge the stereotype of beer as a man's drink. Caroline and Cristen chart the ancient history and return of women to craft beer brewing.

Episode sources:

"A History of Beer and Brewing" by Ian Spencer Hornsey. 2003. Royal Society of Chemistry. http://books.google.com/books?id=QqnvNsgas20C&dq=women+beer+brewing&source=gbs_navlinks_s

"Ale, Beer, and Brewsters in England: Women's Work in a Changing World, 1300 - 1600" by Judith M. Bennett. 1996. Oxford University Press. http://books.google.com/books?id=c6MQJ-pdbwAC&dq=women+beer+brewing&source=gbs_navlinks_s

"Women, The 'First Brewers,' Lean Into Craft Beer-Making" by Kirk Siegler. NPR. Oct. 12, 2013. http://www.npr.org/blogs/thesalt/2013/10/12/231451898/women-the-first-brewers-lean-into-craft-beer-making

"Shattering Beer's Glass Ceiling: The Rise of Women Brewers" by Clay Risen. March 08, 2011. The Atlantic. http://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2011/03/shattering-beers-glass-ceiling-the-rise-of-women-brewers/72156/

"The Hops Ceiling" by Mark Garrison. Oct. 27, 2011. Slate. http://www.slate.com/articles/double_x/doublex/2011/10/craft_beer_making_women_brewmasters_are_busting_stereotypes.html

"Women and Beer: A 4,500-Year History Is Coming Full Circle" by Krystal Baugher. The Atlantic. http://www.theatlantic.com/business/archive/2013/11/women-and-beer-a-4-500-year-history-is-coming-full-circle/281338/

"Is Normal Beer Too Manly For You? Carlsberg Develops 'Gender Neural' Brand" by Tara Kelly. May 19, 2011. TIME. http://newsfeed.time.com/2011/05/19/is-normal-beer-too-manly-for-you-carlsberg-develops-gender-neutral-brand/

"Study: Consumers tiring of gender-based beer ads" by Chris Crowell. June 21, 2013. Craft Brewing Business. https://www.craftbrewingbusiness.com/business-marketing/study-consumers-tiring-of-gender-based-beer-ads/

"5 Issues Craft Beer Drinkers Should Be Talking About" by Heather Vandengel. Feb. 25, 2014. Serious Eats. http://drinks.seriouseats.com/2014/02/issues-craft-beer-gender-environment-competition-safety.html

"Women in the Beer World: Part One" by Katie Thomas. Sept. 09, 2013. http://www.homebrewersassociation.org/news/women-in-the-beer-world-part-one/

"Feature Brewer: Ellen Bounsall" by Mirella Amato. March 2013. Taps Magazine. http://tapsmagazine.com/in-this-issue/feature-brewer-ellen-bounsall/

"Women and Beer: The Ladies at Ladyface and Women's Beer Forum Celebrate 2 Years of L.A. Beer Education" by Sarah Bennett. April 15, 2013. LA Weekly. http://www.laweekly.com/squidink/2013/04/15/women-and-beer-the-ladies-at-ladyface-and-womens-beer-forum-celebrate-2-years-of-la-beer-education

Women and Beer-Brewing Organizations:

Pink Boots Society: http://pinkbootssociety.org/

Barley's Angels: http://barleysangels.org/

Women Enjoying Beer: http://womenenjoyingbeer.com/

Brewers' Association: https://www.brewersassociation.org/

Topics in this Podcast: alcohol, gender, women in the workplace, best of 2014 workplace, beer