Ladies, we’ve briefly covered craft beer on prior posts, but let’s talk a little more in depth about the difference between craft beer and the “pretty beer” some of you poor souls have been tricked into guzzling. For many years, the beer industry has created this gender divide in the beer drinking community. Beer apparently was only for the pleasure of men, while the supposed sexy skinny “chicks” in bathing suits or a wife bringing her man another brewski were the only ways women were associated with beer. Well, thank the gods for the winds of change! Now a days, women of all kinds can stand side by side a man and know … actually KNOW her beer. With the high rise of craft beer and the demand for better beer experiences, women have taken quite a liking to great tasting; hearty flavored; palette pleasing beer, (not the two buck chuck versions of beer). As a matter of fact, women across the nation have taken some very important roles in the craft beer industry ranging from master brewers, distribution and craft beer educators.
So what changed? Well, beer education is what’s changed and so has the daringness of many home brewers. Craft beer, much like food, can be taken to so many extremes that there literally is something for everyone. Spices ranging from chipotle, jalapeno, nutmeg, ginger, clove to flavors that include chocolate, coffee, bourbon, oak, woodsy, smoked, outdoorsy, extra hopped and soooo much more. Forget about these “light beers” made especially for “women”, go out and get yourself a growler full of some crafty flava flave because once you’ve gone craft, you’ll never go back! Craft Beer, It’s what’s for women.