Session #81 Friday: Women in beer culture

The SessionTasting Nitch has posted the official announcement for The Session #81:; Scary Beer Feminists! The assignment comes with plenty of options.

I would love to see some of our historian beer bloggers give a bit of in depth back ground information on history of women in beer culture. Praise Ninkasi and what not, but were there male brewers before the fall of Rome?

Who did most the brewing in early colonized North America?

How is it that most current African brewers are still housewives while modern brewing is male dominated?

Do a feature on a woman in the beer industry!

Have you inspired your significant other to become beer culture involved? Call it, high five your beer loving wife day.

Are there any men out there who think that women in beer is a bad thing? For religious reasons, women aren’t allowed to tour many Trappist breweries and there are still French chefs who believe that a woman on her menstrual cycle cannot make whip cream. (Truth.)

Woman’s palate’s are changing the direction of beer! Are women to blame for the recent increase in fruit beers?

Are there any women out there who are crusading a flag of femininity while milling malt. Tell us your story!

I wish the timing were a little different. In February I will be sitting on a panel with Teri Fahrendorf and Julie Johnson. That weekend will probably make me wish I wrote about something different than how the acceptance of hops in brewing was part of the masculinization of beer making. Oh, more about hops. I feel so one dimensional.

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