12 Women Winemakers to Toast this International Women’s Day

At the turn of the century, an article touting fabulous wines made by women would have been depressingly short. Not because great wines weren’t being made by women but because there were so few women winemakers. Today, as women are helming the tanks at more and more wineries, it takes a lot of paring down … [ Read more]

Positions, Please: Confronting gender inequality in American theater

I sit at a table with five other women and one man. I fidget with the papers in front of me, aware that no matter how prepared I am, this meeting might not go my way. I had told them, the other board members at this community theater, that I had something to discuss. Their … [ Read more]

Opinion: “Lady-beers” an insult to the women of craft beer

Yesterday we asked: Is there really a need for women-targeted beer? Today, Kaleigh Dunn responded. Kristi McGuire, I have only one question for you. If you’re a master brewer and 20-year veteran in the business, tell me this: What qualifies as “women-friendly beer?” I’ll be waiting. You can answer me at [email protected] And while we … [ Read more]

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 … [ Read more]

More Women are Drinking More Often… but Why?

The National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) recently looked at data from annual surveys conducted between 2002 and 2012 and discovered that more women are drinking more often, while men are drinking less often. Measures observed included the level of drinking, number of drinking days per month, alcohol use disorders, and driving under the … [ Read more]

International Women’s Day

Saturday March 8th is International Women’s Day, and The Growler would like to celebrate it by thanking all the women who brew, drink, and support the craft beer industry.  As history shows, women have always been a huge part in the creation of beer. Actually, the first homebrewers and “Brewsters” were female. “Women traditionally brewed beer,” … [ Read more]

Fighting A Male-Dominated Industry with a Set of Pink Boots

The Pink Boots Society empowers women in the industry, from home brewers to bartenders, to thrive in the world of craft beer. By Becky Lang A beer recently came out called “Chick Beer,” which claims to be “America’s Beer for Women.” The beer has a spiraled font and comes in a bright pink box designed … [ Read more]