tâ€™s 2016, and while thereâ€™s still plenty of progress to be made, the world of craft producing (and enjoying) is treating itself like less of a boysâ€™ club. As of two years ago, Nielsen research found that women make up 32 percent of this countryâ€™s brew-crushing population, with 21 percent of stateside craft breweries having women in top positions according to a study by Stanford.Â Here are five incredibly creative and talented female brewers and/or owners, who are responsible for some of the United Statesâ€™ most exciting ales and lagersâ€¦
Kerri Dahlhofer, Co-Owner of B. Nektar (Ferndale, MI)
Your primary flavor is mead â€” what has it been like since B. Nektar acquired its brewing license to craft beer?
We like to make meads that combine interesting flavors in a magical way and we apply that same philosophy to our beer. It’s a much bigger market to compete in and you have to differentiate yourself. Two of our best brews are the Sage Lime Wit and the Jasmine Green Tea Belgian IPA. They’re a hit but it’s hard to meet demand on a one-barrel [31 gallon] system. It feels like it did when we first opened. We were new, small and kept trying to keep up with the demand.
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