Happy Birthday To The Beer Wench!

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Happy Birthday To The Beer Wench!

Published on February 07, 2009 with 15 Comments

Exactly one year ago today, (February 7, 2008) … The Beer Wench blog was born.


More than just the blog was created on that most infamous date.

The Beer Wench is more than just a blog about beer. It is my identity, my personality and my brand.

The Beer Wench is not my alter ego.

The Beer Wench is synonymous with Ashley V. Routson. We are one and the same.

I am The Beer Wench.


Both the blog and the person have come a long way in just one year. My obsession with beer has extended way beyond the American craft beers that initially inspired my passion for beer. My focus has broadened to international beers from such countries as Norway, Italy, The Netherlands, England, Germany, Scottland … and most importantly, Belgium.


The original goal of this blog was “to become more educated on the world of beer.” This statement remains as true today as it was the day I first wrote it. The Beer Wench blog was originally focused on the city of Columbus, OH. This focus has obviously changed. First off, I no longer live in Columbus. And second, I prefer to engage and interact with readers on a national and international level – rather than narrow my focus to just one city. (No offense Columbus, I still love ya.)

Many people have had a tremendous impact on both my blog and my experiences with beer. Instead of listing out every single person that has had an influence on The Beer Wench, I have chosen to send out a tremendously huge giant big THANK YOU to all of my friends, family, readers, fellow bloggers, bartenders, mentors and so on and so forth.

The Beer Wench exists because all of you have embraced her … and for this, I am eternally grateful! Thank you for your support, encouragement and leadership!

Happy Birthday to The Beer Wench!

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  1. Happy Birthday!! This is my first stop for all things beer.

  2. Happy Birthday! Cheers….have a Keegan Ale straight from the Hudson Valley:)

  3. Happy Blogday!

  4. How sweet, I blogged about you this week as my new fav blog!! http://btpf.blogspot.com/ I guess it was a pre Birthday present!

    Keep up the good work, I am addicted!

  5. I like your work! Keep up the profession and dont stop…

    Cheers &
    Happy beer-versary!

  6. Happy B-day!!!! Great work.

    -Maxwell aka ciceronito.wordpress.com

  7. Happy Birthday. Just found the blog, and I am a fan.

  8. Happy Birthday and grats!!!1!

  9. Grats on finishing your 1st bloggerversary! Look forward to more beery goodness this year.

  10. Congratulations and happy blogday!

  11. Happy birthday and continued success on the blog! You are my first stop on all things beer!

  12. Way to go. You are admired — and missed. Onward!

  13. Thank you. You are an inspiration to me … a mentor I will never forget!

  14. Wenchie – congrats on the one year mark. Always a great read with some of the best, most fun writing on the beernet.

  15. You are truely an amazing woman! Keep following your dreams and I will be there to heop you make them come true! Your dear friend! wlcarryc

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