one of my biggest pet peeves, in working in the craft beer industry, is when people ask me for “a beer that my girlfriend will like”…..
1. WHAT THE FUCK DOES THAT EVEN MEAN?!
2. DO YOU HAVE ANY IDEA HOW MANY GIRLFRIEND I HAVE MET THAT LIKE DIFFERENT KINDS OF BEER?
3. what style of beer qualifies as ‘beer that girlfriends like’? BJCP need to add a category to the list of beer styles, because i cannot find it in the current list of beer styles
also, i hate it when people ask me if a beer is “girly”, what the fuck is that about? “girly”? like, does it wear cute dresses, and bows, and loves pink, and does it’s nails super cute with floral designs, and wears polka dot tights? uhh, no we don’t have any beer that falls into that category.
being a woman in this industry is difficult on so many levels, and it is very frustrating, to hear people categorize beers into masculine and feminine groups, based on the characteristics of the beer.
that is all