Women Who Brew Series

Women Who Brew Series

Fri, 01/07/2022 - 2:10pm - Sun, 12/31/2023 - 5:10pm

Women in the Brewing Industry

Meet three women that got into the craft brewing industry through a variety of career pathways.

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Co-Head Brewer, Jen Meyers
had a passion to enter the brewing industry that was met with resistance. She found by continuing in her efforts she could prove her worth and be known for her skill. More and more women are entering the sector which is encouraging.

From the Wine Industry To Craft Brewing

Assistant Brewer Ashley McCaffrey pushes back against the idea that women aren’t in every area of the brewing industry. She finds them in every area of the industry and sees them doing incredible work. She worked in wine industry after getting her degree at Finger Lakes Community College in Vitaculture and Wine Technology and had a few years experience. She transitioned to craft brewing because the work was less seasonal in nature.

Shadowing & Networking For A Career Change

Brewer Nikki Forster describes how shadowing a friend and networking led her to a career change to work in the craft brewing industry.


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