Some argue that the lack of women in the craft beer industry is a because craft beer doesn’t afford women the same opportunities as men. Tap Trail’s own Ariana, has expressed her frustrations with being a craft beer lover in a male dominated industry.
Society has sadly associated drinking beer as a “manly pastime.” Given that there are plenty of women who not only love to drink beer but are also essential in its production, there seems to be a serious problem of sexism in the beer community.
Organizations like Pink Boots Society are hoping to encourage more women to not only become interested in craft beer, but to seek out employment in the industry. According to the Brewers Association, young women (21-24) now make up 15% of total craft volume. But this doesn’t account for the lack of women in the craft beer industry.