the Craft Beer GirlI like craft beer. I like the citrus aroma of an IPA, the silky mouthfeel of a stout. I like drinking a beer slowly while the foam dissipates, lacing the glass. I like the way the last sip leads me to the next and how the next sip complements the last. I like what craft beer stands for. I believe it’s one of the few industries left still holding on to the American Dream. I like the spirit of craft beer, the camaraderie and sense of community. I like walking into a new bar, in a new city, and laughing with strangers as if we’re old friends. I like talking to brewers to find out what beers they love and what inspires them to brew.

You skinny girls can keep your vodka drinks and your Mich Ultras. I’ll be at the local brewpub, talking beer and life with friends… and, while I may not have the most sophisticated palate, I know what I like and I have fun trying new things.  I’m not all about one brand or one style, pour me a Rogue Brutal IPA, or an Anderson Valley Oatmeal Stout… a nano-keg of Sixpoint Autumnation and I’m in heaven.  Heck, I’ll get down with a Dogfish Head 120 minute if you’re buyin!

Won’t you join me on this journey?  I’m not sure quite where we’re headed, and we’ve got no map to guide us, but I know we’re going somewhere great.

~ the Craft Beer Girl

20 Comments on “About”

  1. Larry
    January 22, 2014 at 3:37 PM #

    Please visit Asheville, NC, a beautiful city with lots of high quality craft beer.

  2. Louise
    November 6, 2013 at 9:17 AM #

    “You skinny girls can keep your vodka drinks”. Boy am I glad to have found your site!

  3. Fin
    October 22, 2013 at 10:59 PM #

    Hi Craft Beer Girl….I echo the comments of my fellow menfolk….you do indeed sound like the perfect woman…he is a lucky man….but while we are on the subject of drinking buddies, I married my best drinking buddy also….and now we have 3 kids !

    I digress…..I am writing from Godzone Country….little old New Zealand at the bottom of the world….from the Craft Beer Capital of NZ…Wellington…..our Craft Beers are DEEELICIOUS ! The variety and experimentation is a wonder to behold….http://garageproject.co.nz/

    They are my local brewery and possess what I previously thought was the finest name for any beer ever….”Death from Above”….that is until I nearly fell off my chair reading about “Pecker Wrecker” !

    Keep up the good work Craft Beer Girl !

    Cheers !

  4. Susana
    August 15, 2013 at 9:48 AM #

    It was a pleasure serving you at The Pony Bar. Completely respect what you are doing and am excited that you are setting a great example for us girls that love beer and love talking about beer. Kudos and lovely meeting you -Susana

    • August 15, 2013 at 9:56 AM #

      Susana, I had a great time. Fantastic beers on tap, really glad I had the opportunity to stop in while I’m in town. You guys are providing a great atmosphere over there! Thank you.

  5. April 11, 2013 at 12:27 PM #

    Hey there thecraftbeergirl! What’s your absolute favorite IPA, if you had to choose one today?

    • April 11, 2013 at 1:11 PM #

      Picking a favorite IPA is tough… I’ve had lots of good ones, but a favorite for me has to be something readily available. That being said, my current favorite is probably Sculpin IPA from Ballast Point.

      Though I have to throw in a nod to Rogue’s Brutal IPA (formerly Brutal Bitter) as it was the one beer that really served as the inflection point in my conversion from macro beer drinker to craft beer drinker.


  6. Sabrina
    February 25, 2013 at 11:41 PM #

    Craft beer girl,
    You’ve got a great thing going here.. However, after reading your “about” I’m hesitant to read on. It would be nice for you to give a shout out to the other chicks out there who share in your passion for craft beer. Or maybe encourage the ladies to put down the vodka and pick up a stout. Instead you build yourself up as “one of the guys” and not the frat kind (I guess, like women, that type of person isn’t good enough to enjoy good beer either). I guess I just don’t angree with your point of view and I don’t feel very welcome to “join you on your journey”

    • February 26, 2013 at 4:11 PM #


      Thanks for checking out the site! I apologize if my about section feels noninclusive, that certainly was not my intention. I was, by no means, trying to imply that women (or frat guys) aren’t good enough to enjoy good beer… I wasn’t really trying to make a statement about anyone except myself. I realize that I used a few generalizations in doing so, but so what? Of course, if the way I’ve presented myself here is offensive or off-putting in any way, I certainly respect your decision to not follow along. Everyone’s entitled to their opinion, there are people out there representing craft beer in ways that I don’t approve of. To each his/her own I guess…


  7. January 30, 2013 at 8:40 PM #

    Cool site! I love the design aesthetic you include with your stories. Keep up the good work. If we end up in your neck of the woods again we’ll have to grab a pint.

    • January 30, 2013 at 9:50 PM #

      Heck yeah! For sure, if you guys get out this way again let me know! Cheers!

  8. matt
    January 20, 2013 at 5:24 PM #

    You are the woman of my dreams! Are you single 🙂 If you ever make it to charleston, sc i would love to show you the great breweries we have!

    • January 21, 2013 at 11:05 AM #

      haha, thanks Matt… Unfortunately(though not for me), I’m engaged to be married to a fellow craft beer lover. But if we make it to Charleston… I’d love to hear any suggestions you have for breweries or beers to try! Cheers! 🙂

  9. heathermproctor
    October 16, 2012 at 4:47 PM #

    Hello Craft Beer Girl…would love to post pics of the Girls of Craft Beer who keep the Pecker Wrecker IPAs, the Fat Back ambers, & the coconut porters flowing here in Franklin, TN. Do a story?

  10. October 1, 2012 at 9:57 PM #

    Whoaman just found this blog. Can’t wait to read every single post. I’m just writing on Victoire now (with a twist… .) I’ve already linked to your pg to show ppl the real stuff! aka The Street Cred Review. …So glad I found this!

  11. Tom G.
    September 28, 2012 at 9:52 AM #

    I think I’m in love…

  12. Alexa Guarino
    September 25, 2012 at 8:00 PM #

    you go girl!!

    -Another beer gal

    Instagram: craftbeergurl

    • October 2, 2012 at 12:58 PM #

      Cheers to women and beer! …and bowhunting!! My fiance is a big bowhunter… I got my first bow last year!


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