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 until the day I discovered Victory Golden Monkey. I, like many, never knew that beer could have so many flavors. From there I fell in love with hefes, then stouts, and 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. While I don’t discriminate against men, women are definitely our target market. 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. I hope to make us all men and women feel equal, to encourage women to try craft beer without feeling intimidated, and educate all about beer as a whole.
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: New Holland Dragon’s Milk
Westbrook Gose, Westbrook Mexican Cake, Evil Twin Imperial Biscotti/Donut Break, Mikkeller Beer Geek Vanilla Shake, Epic Brainless on Cherries, Denver Beer Co Graham Cracker Porter
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Check out some of my other work:
- 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