Okay – today we happily turn the interview tables.
Women Enjoying Beer receives a steady number of inquiries, from consumers, to press and media, to interviewers, to students. Today we start highlighting a couple of students who were fabulous about how they approached us.
I started enjoying beer more than seven years ago when, on a third date with my ex-boyfriend, we drank Henry Weinhard’s and ate bologna sandwiches while fishing on a boat. The boat ran out of gas and we had to walk miles through the forest, in the dark, with a brace on my foot from a broken toe. The adventure resulted in a first kiss, and my enjoyment of beer has increased since then.
I am a graduate student at the University of Oregon in literary nonfiction. Previously I wrote for The Bulletin newspaper in Bend, Ore., and covered many stories about the local microbreweries. I wrote a story about Tonya Cornett, head brewmaster at Bend Brewing Co., winning the 2008 World Beer Cup small brewpub and brewmaster of the year.
Currently, I am working on a piece for school about women and their enjoyment of beer in a traditionally male-oriented industry. I contacted Ginger at WEB and learned that so much of women enjoying beer is about the entire experience associated with beer culture. For me, that culture started on a fishing trip.
My preferred beer has undergone as many changes as I have. Stouts were my gateway brew, then the golden color of ambers consumed my thoughts, and now my favorite beer is a strong IPA. But no matter what kind of [beer] is in my glass, each and every beer I have enjoyed is accompanied with a memory.