Jun 3, 2021
The craft beer industry is forced to confront issues it's long overlooked or flat out ignored after head brewer Brienne Allan asked the question “What sexist comments have you experienced?” on her Instagram (@ratmagnet). What followed was thousands of stories from beer industry workers about the sexism, misogyny, and sexual abuse they experience far too regularly, often times on a daily basis. Stories about working in breweries, working with distributors, and dealing with management and regulars in bars and restaurants. Terminations and resignations followed from breweries big and small. We also look at how larger beer entities like the Brewers Association have responded as well as examine how niche craft beer communities such as the Beer Advocate messageboards are reacting.