Friday, November 1, 2013

Beer Blogging Friday, #81 Scary Beer Feminists!

The first Friday of every month, a group of beer bloggers around the globe come together to write a post for The Sessions, also known as Beer Blogging Friday.
For the month of November, Nichole Richard, who writes Tasting Nitch, chose the topic, "Women and Beer: Scary Beer Feminists or a Healthy Growing Demographic?"  
I find this topic interesting, because I have never really thought that women being involved in the craft beer world to be a novelty.  Perhaps because I grew up as a girl playing with both Barbies and Tonka trucks, it seems normal to me for men and women to share the same hobbies and interests.   
While I do realize that when I attend beer events, women are in the minority, I've never really questioned it.  I'm not sure if I would have discovered my love for craft beer if it hadn't been for my helpful boyfriend.  I had sampled craft beer prior to meeting him, but had no idea all of the options that were available and what an ever expanding market the craft beer industry is.
Throughout my craft beer adventures, I have been fortunate to make many amazing friends.  Not once have I felt that my opinions may not be taken seriously because I happen to be female.  I have friends who know much more about beer than I do, yet they always listen to what I have to say, which I appreciate.  
I hope that both women and men continue to realize how amazing craft beer is and give it a try.  Beer is for everyone, well, everyone who is of legal drinking age!

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