"A boys' club" is a term used to describe a lot of industries, but there are only a few left that still really qualify as such. Brewing is one of them, but with so many industrious and talented women moving up in the ranks, that won't be true for much longer.
Of course, women have actually been involved in the brewing industry for years. In fact, the earliest brewers were women concocting beverages for their families or perhaps even larger groups. This lasted even through the Middle Ages. But centuries later, as brewing became a commercial process, men took over and began to dominate.
Today, women are making strides in becoming leaders within the brewing community. Pioneers like Carol Stoudt have led the way for women to take over rolls as not only brewers but as owners, CEOs, CFOs, and much more. And under their leadership, some amazingly creative and award-winning beers are being produced and distributed across the country.
Since we're nearing the end of Women's History Month, we'd like to take a few minutes to salute those female leaders in the beer world. And the best way to salute them? Raise a glass of their delicious beers to their achievements (and then drink it, of course)! If you need a hand finding a good beer that's been brewed (or otherwise produced) by a talented woman, we're here to help. Click ahead to see 11 talented women in the world of beer and the amazing beers for which they're responsible.