Category Archives : The Soapbox

Happy 21st Amendment Day! Long Live Craft Beer! 1

Today marks the 80th anniversary of the Repeal of Prohibition in the United States! On December 5th 1933, Utah (ironic enough) was the final state to ratify the 21st Amendment, fulfilling the 1/3 majority vote needed for its passage. And thus, the 18th Amendment – banning the sale and manufacturing of alcohol – was repealed! […]

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10 Amazing Women in Craft Beer You Should Know and Follow 19

Whereas I don’t always believe that women need to segregate themselves from the men in the craft beer industry through the creation of gender-based organizations and groups, I do believe that the women in the industry do deserve to be celebrated. While there are so many more women in the industry that I would have […]


Sexist Marketing + Pink Beer: A New Reason to Hate Corporate Beer 24

Dear Molson Coors, I hate you. Sincerely, The Wench Frankly, I don’t even know where to begin. Two weeks ago, Molson Coors announced the release of a new line of beers specifically targeted towards women — a concept that not only angers and disgusts me, but is downright offensive. I first got wind of the […]

Craft Beer Evangelism: Why I Blog About Craft Beer 15

After a emotionally charged and mentally challenging week in the beer blogging realm, my psychological state of mind was, needless to say, a bit out of sorts. I forced to question the validity and relevance of my own personal brand and blog as well as reevaluate my purpose and my place in the industry. WHY […]

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Don’t Support the Objectification of Women: Drink Craft Beer 40

If you are a self-respecting woman and, after reading this post, you still want to drink corporate beer. Well, then. I don’t know what to think. Today I read a post entitled: 26 Highly Suggestive Girl Beer Ads. The author notes: “Coming up with a marketing campaign for adult beverages isn’t very hard, yet they’re […]

Men’sHealth Attacks Craft Beer 23

There are many reasons why I don’t read women’s lifestyle magazines. Most of them insult me in some sort of fashion as well as frustrate me to no end. Same goes for a lot of the men’s lifestyle magazines. The random studies and articles completely perplex me. For someone who studied statistics and social epidemiology, […]



When Vanity Crosses The Line 6

WARNING: The nature of this post is extremely subjective and controversial. It happens all the time. Celebrities, corporate tycoons and big brands are constantly trying to put their names on EV-ER-Y-THING. If something is hot, trendy and selling like hotcakes — then you can expect many dark horses in the shadows just waiting to take […]