My journey into craft beer is a story that can be told in short. First I didn’t like any beer, then I only liked cheap beer. This all changed when I discovered Victory Brewing’s Golden Monkey. Like many of us when sipping our first craft beer, I never knew that beer could have so many flavors. From there I fell in love with hefes, then stouts, and eventually even IPAs. Now the rest is history as I sip, sample, and taste my way through the world of craft beer.
My goal in starting Stouts and Stilettos was simple: to provide a friendly, approachable ground for discussion for women when talking all things beer. I have always thought it was especially important to focus on women as over time we have been forgotten. Marketing works against us, societal norms try to hold us back, and as with many fields deemed to be ‘for men’ it is easy to feel left in the shadows. Women should be building each other up and advocating for one another. I hope to encourage women to try craft beer without feeling intimidated, and educate all about beer as a whole.
In April 2015, I will be taking my passion to a whole new level by starting Harrisburg Beer Week. As you will notice a lot of our content here is also very Pennsylvania-centric. All of us are from PA and love to support our local craft brewers. The combination of Stouts and Stilettos and Harrisburg Beer Week just seems completely natural to me, and we’re excited to embark on this new adventure.
I hope you join me on my journey from pint to pint as I explore new beers, homebrewing, festivals, bars, brewpubs, and more!
Favorite IPA right now: Elysian Space Dust IPA
Favorites Stout right now: Pizza Boy Brewing Sunny Side Up
Westbrook Gose, Westbrook Mexican Cake, Evil Twin Imperial Donut Break (thanks Ray!), Mikkeller Beer Geek Vanilla Shake, Epic Brainless on Cherries, Denver Beer Co Graham Cracker Porter, Elysian Punkuccino
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Check out some of my other contributions, interviews, and side projects:
- From Cosmos to Craft, Changing Women’s Minds about Beer
- Beer Enthusiast or Beer Elitist?
- My interview with Entrebeerneur
- What’s On Tap with Sara Bozich
- PennLive’s Beer Bracket Challenge
- On Gender and Beer: Do We Need Saving?
- Ladies of Craft: Beer Talk with Stouts and Stilettos’ Tierney Pomone
- Craftinistas: Three Area Women are Proving that Beer Isn’t Just for the Guys Anymore