The Session, a.k.a. Beer Blogging Friday, is an opportunity once a month for beer bloggers from around the world to (virtually) converge on a single beer related topic, each bringing their own unique perspective.
This month’s November 1st Friday post is Nitch’s turn! AND YOURS!
The chosen topic is close my breast- Beer feminists.
Now most of you are sipping your pumpkin ale and painting your kids faces with cat whiskers thinking, “ohhh spooky! Nothing more terrifying than a witch craft beer blog hosted by a scary beer feminist.” Hold onto your broom sticks gentlemen because things are going to get puny!
The Session Topic?
Women in craft beer culture!
Sessin #81 is not an argument, unlike some past session posts. I’m not here alienate the baguette bearers, I have my opinions and if you want to read my posts about women in beer, then you can. If not, then fine by me.
But let’s also avoid this being another “bah humbug, let people drink what they want,” session.
As the saintly Mr. M. Jackson created ‘beer culture’ by focusing on the people behind brewing, let us too take one blog post to contemplate the cultural shift that gender is taking in the beer world.
Feel free to write about what you want as long as it is beer and woman related!
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 women 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!
How to participate?
-Write a blog post involving women in beer culture on Friday, Nov. 1st*
-Leave a comment or email me, letting me know you posted!
-Leave a comment here about women in beer
-Hug a beer feminist
-Tell others about the November long Session event: Scary Beer Feminists or a Healthy Growing Demographic?
-Most importantly: read other people’s posts about the business of ladies in ales.
Rather you view women in beer as a quant and charming equality movement, an awkward threat to the system, a refreshing beer culture development or if you yourself are a female in the beer world- Session #81 is a beer feminist forum!