Ashley RoutsonKnown amongst the craft beer community as The Beer Wench, Ashley Routson is a self-proclaimed craft beer evangelist and social media maven on a mission to advance the craft beer industry through education, inspiration and advocacy.

Originally from New York, Ashley attended college at The Ohio State University, where she graduated cum laude with B.A. degrees in Psychology and Criminology as well as varsity letters in both NCAA Div I Swimming and Rowing.

Ashley currently is the “Director of Awesomeness” at Bison Brewing in Berkeley, CA — where her responsibilities include everything from operations, inventory and distributor management to website management, marketing, PR and sales support.

In addition to her work with Bison, Ashley is a freelance writer and a regular contributor to both CraftBeer.com (run by the Brewer’s Association) and the Whole Foods Market company blog. Ashley is the founder/editor of three craft beer-themed websites: DrinkWithTheWench.com, BeerMixology.com & IPADay.Org.

Outside of her passion for craft beer, Ashley prides herself in being a wine connoisseur, artisan spirits enthusiast, beer mixologist and hardcore foodie. Other interests include college football, Doctor Who, cigars and anything Ohio State.

Follow Ashley on Twitter: @TheBeerWench