Brought to Task

Occasionally someone challenges me when I bring Pink and Girls to task as it relates to being used in the beer world. Make no mistake: The use of girls in relation to women and beer is unhelpful, damaging, and not clever. By definition a girl is a female child, under the age of majority, and sometimes used in an offensive and denigrating manner. You want equality? Don’t call women ‘girls.’ They aren’t. Those who wish to...

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An Open Letter To Female Beer Enthusiasts

With a nod (excellent content, well thought out and written) and grimace (she uses the word ‘girl’ per her site although I see “Let me Tell You About Beer” is also hers?) to Melissa Cole, I’d riff on the role of the female in the beer community. Calling all female beer enthusiasts and consumers: If you want respect of the general global community, not to mention the beer one, then take note. Titles and labels are...

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Thanks to The Roaming Pint

...The Roaming Pint commented on Women Enjoying Beer’s post. “Of course! We would love to share a beer with you! I have been to your site and read about your work. Cheers to your efforts in research and educating the masses! We need more of you in the industry 😉 I am confident your effort will make an impact.” Thanks to The Roaming Pint crew....

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BeerRadio: KSKQ.org: Maria & Brian: The Roaming Pint

...Keep exploring the beer landscape with us as Maria & Brian of The Roaming Pint join us on the program. Join Women Enjoying Beer every Wednesday night at 5 pm PST as founder Ginger Johnson engages guests from across the beer industry in a rollicking, live conversation! To listen live, visit www.kskq.org Past shows may be found in the BeerRadio KSKQ archives....

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Think Outside the Pint Recipe #2: Mi Mama’s Flan

Keri Bishop was one of two finalists for the Think Outside the Pint cooking with beer contest, as part of last weekends the Bite of Oregon. This great big delicious event provided the perfect opportunity to involve beer in cooking. Keri shares: “This recipe originally belonged to my great aunt Idelia. My mother then modified it when she moved to the USA because she could not purchase all of the ingredients in the original recipe in this...

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Think Outside The Pint Finalist Recipe #1: Beer Berry Muffins

Our sincere and yummy thanks to Chelsea Miller and Keri Bishop for being our finalists in last weekends Think Outside the Pint cooking with beer contest. It was part of the festivities at the well attended Bite Of Oregon. As promised, here is Chelsea’s qualifying recipe. I’d highly recommend making these, as they were terrifically delicious (judges agreed!). You can use a variety of beers here – experiment and have fun! Beer...

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Think Outside The Pint

Help Emily & I make the contest a tasty success! Do you think outside the pint? Do you cook with beer? If you do, you’re in good and growing company. Having been on live TV recently with a local station on cooking with beer, I can tell you people are interested. We all have to eat, so make it fun and tasty. Adding beer to the ingredient list is a beerific way to utilize beer you may not drink otherwise. Think: end of the growler,...

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Response and Clarification

I love lively conversation and there’s room for all of it. It’s one thing I love about WEB and the reactions and talk it generates. Conversation makes the wheels of progress move, whichever way they will…In that vein… Instead of a lengthy and sometimes edited response, I wanted to offer up some clarity to this post on my own blog. Refresher: Women Enjoying Beer is about just that – enjoying. It’s also about...

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31 Facets of Women & Beer: Facet #10

Consideration of beer serving size is Facet #10. Women who are early in the learning curve may only want sample or smaller sizes in order to try more while not having to order a pint. Any bar anywhere worth their malt needs to be sure to offer and sell a half pint size serving of beer as a regular menu item. Besides the sheer size, many women tell WEB in research that they want to try a variety of beers and a smaller portion helps them do that...

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My Take: NYT Article On Beer Ads + Women

Read this: Beer Ads That Portray Women as Empowered Consumers, Not Eye Candy. Then return to read my post. I don’t yet have the pleasure of having talked to Mr. Schonbrun, since I was not contacted by him for this piece, and I’ve already ticked off some others. So be it. The voices of others not represented and fully acknowledged weren’t even included in this article: female beer consumers and buyers. Here’s what I agree...

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ABC’s of Women And Beer: Letter G

G is a favorite letter of mine. When it comes to beer, it’s also the starter letter of one of my favorite things to talk about with Beer: Glassware. Glassware matters Glassware for beer is as important as dishes are for food. Would you serve soup on a plate and expect the same experience as if it were served in a bowl? Would you offer a slice of roast beef in a measuring cup? Would these differences matter? Of course they would....

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Glass Matters

Found on the table after the event... The different beers served with the recent men’s beer pairing and tasting: Stout – small straight cylindrical taster Lager – half pint glass IPA – half pint glass Barleywine – flute Double IPA – wine glass Cider – flute Glassware matters. Focus groups have told me time and again that what they drink out of is can be integral part of the experience to them. Size...

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GABF

...Larry & Chris at GABF 2008 Will you be there? If so and you want to share a pint, get in touch. We can connect for a pint. I’ll be there through the whole thing. Cheers~...

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A Woman Enjoying Beer In Sweden

What a day maker to get this from our friend Kellee, an American in Sweden! Hey Ginger! We had a pizza party at a friends house this weekend in Stockholm. The theme was pizza and beer! We made the pizzas fresh at his house and we all brought different types of beers to drink. In Sweden there are not any public breweries because alcohol is regulated by the government. So the only place you can buy alcohol (other than in restaurants or bars) is...

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How To Put Together A Women’s Beer Group

Over the yeas I’ve been asked a number of times: So, how do I put together a women’s beer group? Today’s the day I want to shed some light on successful components to planning and executing a women’s beer group. Education has to be the primary purpose. Educating a new segment in a population to an idea must drive the endeavor forward. Single gender education has some unique benefits so do it right. Full respect, no...

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Still Not "Getting It"

Here’s (yet) another example of the mark missed in marketing craft beer to women. Here’s what’s good about it: Dedicated effort aimed at women and beer Professionals who happen to be women are involved Apparently wanting to cater to women Here’s what’s still off about it: Call/label/title them ‘Women’ or ‘Females.‘ Research shows that these two terms are universally acceptable. “Ladies...

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Whet Your Whistle

...What do you partake of when you work in the yard? Do you have a favorite liquid refreshment when you take a break to rehydrate? One of my favorites is Bell’s Lager. (Their porter is downright delicious too – especially with a lush dessert). Do you pair enough food with your beer? My Girls (Belle, yellow & Hops, black) are wishing they had some too. Beer…the pause that refreshes....

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It's "Women" & "Female", Not "Ladies"

One immediately recognizable constant in the work I do is that women tell me they do not like being called Ladies. It’s old fashioned (in a not so good What not to do way), fuddy-duddy, feels like a cheezy bar is advertising to get men who’ll troll if they host a “ladies night”. So don’t do it. Use Women and/or Females. Not girls (underage, under 12, infantile, condescending), not broads (harsh, cheap), not babes...

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Day 1, 2 , & 3

Well, on the road we are for the Home Free Tour 2009. Here’s the breakdown for the start of the trip. This post will be a bit lengthy – my apologies for that today. Working on getting to know this new laptop and finding wifi spots, blah blah blah blah. Day 1 (9/20) Driving away from Ames, Iowa for the last time (as a resident) at 430 pm central standard time was a pretty good feeling. The people that have become friends and...

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Lambic Education

...Me & Jacklyn at the Flying Saucer Here’s a good article on lambics. As is the key for many things, education is key with beer – female or male, no matter what age or knowledge level. Bring it on (the education) then bring on the beer. Here’s another link out – good education, poor choice of name for the blog (‘girls’ are under 12 folks)....

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