Yesterday we held the first B.A.B.B.’s (Badass Brewing Bitches) Women In Beer Talk Series featuring Andrea Miller, Ashleigh Carter, Laura Pilato, and Dev Adams. The night was filled with laughter, anecdotes, experiences, but most of all, passion.
Passion was in the air as each woman described the first beer that was their gateway into craft homebrewing, how they convey the excitement about all things craft beer and nerd out when talking to other women in the taproom, and what they see in the future to generate more awareness for the 25% of women in the craft beer industry.
The biggest takeaway from the first panel in the series was that all of the women agreed wholeheartedly that they want to be seen as craft brewers, beer educators, or brewery owners; not as the only woman to do this, or the owner’s wife, or anything in between. While their gender does require them to speak a little louder at times, or direct attention to their successes by way of advocates, they simply want to be recognized for brewing awesome beer and busting their asses at the hard work they put in to give you that cold pint of passion.
A big thank you to all the panelists and everyone who came out. Stay tuned for our next panel coming up in April.