Archive | November, 2012

Women Enjoying Beer: State of Women and Beer

So, a few months back I filled out this survey put together by the ladies over at Women Enjoying Beer.  Well they’re now in the home stretch of their Women + Beer Survey for 2012 campaign and they need your help to reach 100% US representation. The survey is an opportunity for all women, whether they consume beer or not, to speak up about their relationship with beer. They’ll be publishing various works based on their research, which will include information gathered from the 2012 Survey. (Watch for those to start being available in early 2013.)

A few states are still unrepresented: Alabama, Alaska, Arkansas, Delaware, Mississippi, North Dakota, Rhode Island, West Virginia, and Wyoming. We know for a fact there are women and beer in all these states as well – please ask those you know to help WEB reach 100%.  In fact, women globally are encouraged to contribute. Those that have include Canada and Australia. Last Submissions Due 12/15/12.

Consumers & professionals alike are encouraged to contribute. WEB reminds their readers that those who provide feedback are helping to elevate beer, promote equality for women, and shift culture forward.  Anyway, I thought maybe you’d like to see how I answered the survey questions… a chance to get better acquainted with The Craft Beer Girl, if you will.  At the end, I’ve also posted the link to the survey, in case you’re interested in filling it out yourself.


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November 8, 2012 is International Stout Day

It’s coming… Thursday, November 8th is International Stout Day. A day when beer drinkers from across the globe raise a glass in honor of the rich, thick, creamy, roasty, smokey, dark brews that make up this iconic style of beer.

What I like to refer to as “chocolate milk for grown-ups”, the first stouts were produced in the 1730s. The term stout, meaning “strong”, became common in London during the 18th century to describe strong porters, typically with an abv of 7 or 8%. Today, stouts are often considered a style in their own right, separate from porters, and divided into several variations.

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Mustache Season 2012

Movember and Sons Banner

It’s that time of year again! Mustache season is upon us, and thousands, literally hundreds of thousands, of men across the country and around the world are bringing back the mo to help awareness and funds for men’s health issues, specifically prostate and testicular cancer initiatives. It’s a great cause and a ton of fun, so here’s what you need to know:

How It Works

Once registered at, men start Movember 1st clean shaven. For the rest of the month, these selfless and generous men, groom, trim and otherwise cultivate luscious lip sweaters. Please note: There is to be no joining of the mustache to your sideburns. (That is considered a beard). Also, there is to be no joining of the handlebars to your chin. (That is a goatee.) Through their actions and words they raise awareness by prompting private and public conversation around the often ignored issue of men’s health. In addition to spreading the word, these valiant men raise funds by seeking out sponsorship for their mustache-growing efforts. At the end of the month, their gallantry is celebrated at private Movember party’s and Movember Gala Partés held around the world.

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