From Alewife to Bikini Girl and Back by Maureen Basenberg
Ignite Phoenix #9
From Alewife to Bikini Girl and Back
Centuries ago women brewed all the beer. We were alewives. Over time women became associated with beer primarily via bikinis (thanks to macro American breweries). But baby, we're back. Many of us are knowledgeable about the art of brewing and enjoy its fruits. More and more women are professional brewers. It's time to celebrate our return!
I am passionate about craft beer. I home brew beer. I am a woman. As founder of the Arizona Chapter of Girls' Pint Out I have devoted my time to encourage women to learn about and enjoy craft beer.