Women of Dangerous Man brew together for International Women’s Day

Dangerous Man Brewing bartender Grace Sell is a self-described “heavy snoozer.” When her alarm goes off most mornings, it marks the beginning of a process that finally ends with her getting out of bed about an hour later. But today was different. “I only snoozed once!” she exclaimed with pride to taproom manager Maggie Pears, who […]

Opinion: Why I spent a weekend brewing with just women

I am familiar with mansplaining. I am a woman and haven’t spent thirty-something years living under a rock. But I have never experienced the phenomenon with such frequency until I started working in the craft brew industry. I’ve bought homes, spent a decade in academia, and a summer working landscaping gigs on construction sites, and […]

Is there really a need for women-targeted beer?

A new contract brewery directly targeting women is set to begin distributing next month, reports USA Today. High Heel Brewing is the brainchild of 20-year industry veteran and master brewer Kristi McGuire, formerly an employee of Anheuser-Busch and most recently a consultant within the craft brewing industry. McGuire, who’s based in St. Louis, has partnered with contract […]

Ladies, here’s why you should want to be a craft beer drinker

Kaleigh Dunn, on-premise sales representative for NorthGate Brewing, writes about bringing more women to craft beer No more staring into the beer aisle longingly. No more second-guessing when ordering something off the draft list. No more caring about what others think when you have a pint in your hand. I’ll let you in on a secret […]

Pink Boots MN panel sparks discussion on women in beer

Craft beer is a social drink and a beverage of celebration—and it was in that spirit of camaraderie and celebration that The Herkimer hosted the “Women in Beer” panel on Thursday, September 17, as a kickoff event for the Minnesota chapter of the Pink Boots Society. Pink Boots Society is a nationwide group dedicated to […]

Duluth Brewer’s Path Paved with Persistence, Powered by Pink Boots

Though inroads have certainly been made in recent years, the craft beer industry is still a largely male-dominated landscape. Duluthian Ginga Newton is a brewer who has been struggling to break into the field. For a number of years, she has settled for jobs on its periphery, biding her time and waiting for an opening. […]

Duluth Experience’s last Craft Beer Roundtable focuses on Women in Beer

Since beer’s inception around 800 BCE, women were brewing. In fact until beer’s commercialization, brewing was rarely practiced by men. “Men took over the brewing process when it went commercial and there was money to be made,” explained Professor Jeffrey Pilcher in The Growler‘s Coming Full Circe: Women in Beer by Ryan Tuenge. When beer brewing left […]