The dream of owning and operating a craft brewery is one shared by men and women alike. From the Pink Boots Society to the American Homebrewers Association naming Annie Johnson as the first woman to win Homebrewer of the Year in 30 years, women are becoming more prolific in the growing craft beer industry. KARE11.com, a local Minneapolis news sources, brings a story of how women are quickly climbing the craft beer ranks in the local craft brew scene.
Rachel Anderson, 35, was five months pregnant, behind the taproom bar pouring beer, when she opened the doors of Indeed Brewing Company last year … “In 2012, we started with about 1,500 barrels of beer, and this year we are slated to brew about 6,000 barrels. That makes us pretty much the fastest growing brewery in Minnesota right now,” said Anderson.
The Herkimer Pub and Brewery in Minneapolis has bragging rights, where assistant brewer Rachel Grey, 29, is one of three known female brewers in the state. Grey became an apprentice assistant brewer after convincing the business owner she could pour her passion into the job.
Diversity is what the craft beer industry is all about — brewers putting their own personality into their craft creations. For more about the creative, entrepreneurial women impacting the Minneapolis craft brewing scene, check out the video above and be sure to read the full story over at KARE11.com.