The power of getting where you’re going is a milestone.
“Milestones are constructed to provide reference points along the road. This can be used to reassure travelers that the proper path is being followed, and to indicate either distance traveled or the remaining distance to a destination.” – Wikipedia
Where is it you want to go? What do you want to measure? What road are you creating that you’re heading down?
Milestones in beer are infinite. What was the first beer you tasted? What was the first beer you really connected with? Who were you with when you enjoyed a special beer? Where were you? How do all of these experiential milestones factor into your beer life going forward?
A few milestones for me include:
- First sips of beer in the company of my parents. Curious, though unremarkable. No big deal.
- First beer at college parties. Socially more of a big deal, taste wise – unremarkable to my taste buds.
- First taste of a sour or wild beer. Life changing, I loved it.
- First brewpub I patronized, though for the vibe & food, not the beer.
And so on.
As a researcher of women and beer, I find it interesting to learn about others’ milestones in beer. Finding out what resonates and what is benign. Hearing stories and tales of their experiences.
It places Women Enjoying Beer in a singular space, with an insight library of personal recollections and opinions unique to the entire beer world.
When beer makers, importers, distributors and retailers want to really know the milestones for women and beer, were at the ready to serve. Sharing the information through our services is how we are aiming to complete the milestone of a gender-free beer community. One in which gender is irrelevant (because it is) in relation to beer.
What are your beer milestones?
Beer for everybody. Everybody for beer. That’s a milestone worth aiming for.