Shameless Self Promotion 5

Although read across the world, my blog isn’t exactly famous -YET. Until then, I thrive on press and props from other bloggers. (I have dreams of becoming the next Michael Jackson …  akaThe Beer Hunter … and “The Most Influential Beer Writer Ever”)


Yeah, I could definitely be the female version of The Beer Hunter.

I was recently interviewed by Tim Cigelske.  Tim Cigelske is cofounder, owner and chief blogger of – an internet based T-shirt company. The concept is quite simple, yet very very clever. sells “cool pre-loved vintage T-shirts for cheap.”


Tim also writes a fitness blog entitled Training With Tim as well as contributes regular columns to Milwaukee Magazine.


But that’s not all folks. Tim is also a beer geek.  He combines all of his awesome writing, beer drinking & fitness skills as a contributor for DraftMag, where Tim is known as “The Beer Runner.”

Definition of Beer Runner, according to Tim – Beer Run•ner (noun): 1. Someone equally devoted to fine beer appreciation and an active, healthy lifestyle 2. A blog by Tim Cigelske on Ex. “John downed four microbrews at the triathlon finish line. He’s a total beer runner.”

Tim recently interviewed me for a Draft Mag post. Here is a snippet of the final result:

Ashley Routson: Big Ten Athlete, Tomboy, Beer Wench

December 8th, 2008 by Tim Cigelske

“I never really played with the girls,” says Ashley Routson. “It was much more fun to play against the boys.”

Growing up, the self-described tomboy enjoyed beating the boys at their own games. That practice took her all the way to Ohio State, where she was a Big Ten varsity swimmer before a shoulder injury ended her career.

Then she got into craft beer — traditionally another male-dominated field — and started her blog The Beer Wench.

Here the Beer Wench talks to the Beer Runner about Olympic athletes, bike polo, and her favorite ancient adventure beer.

Read the entire article HERE.

HUGE THANKS TO TIM FOR WRITING SUCH A WONDERFUL ARTICLE ON ME. It is a very exciting moment in my life amd I consider it a major benchmark in my beer writing and blogging “career.”


More Cool Facts About Tim: Tim Cigelske is a writer living in the city of beer, cheese and bratwurst. He has run three marathons ranging from sub-3:30 to 5 hours. His mile PR is 4:37 and fastest 5k is 17:11, but that was on a flat course that was probably short. He completed his first sprint triathlon on July 20, 2008, and met his goal of “not drowning.” He can bench like 190 pounds. Give or take.

About The Beer Wench

Ashley is a self-proclaimed craft beer evangelist & social media maven on a mission to advance the craft beer industry through education, inspiration and advocacy. She is currently the “Director of Awesomeness” at Bison Brewing in Berkeley, CA — where her responsibilities include everything from marketing, sales, PR, social media & events. Ashley is also a freelance consultant and professional speaker on the subjects of social media, beer mixology, food & beverage pairings. She is the founder of & as well as a regular contributor to

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