After 19 years as a professional brewer and 17 years as Brewmaster at Steelhead Brewing Company, Teri Fahrendorf quit her job and set out on a 5-month epic quest of beer adventure,
which she is blogging about as the Road Brewer.
Photo from her October 14, 2007 posting: (l-r) Carol Stoudt (Stoudt's), Jenny Talley (Squatter's), Natalie Cilurzo (Russian River) and Teri show off their pink hair streaks and clothes in honor of October's Breast Cancer Awareness month.
Good luck Teri!
An observation which should not be remarkable, but unfortunately is, in today's craft beer world, would be that brewsters, that is, female brewers, are not a common thing. Or should I have said brewers are male brewsters?
[The UK blogger Zythophile notes records that indicate that the two words were historically gender-interchangeable in parts of the UK.]
In our area, there's Jen Tonkin of Brewers Alley, and there's Carol Stoudt of Stoudts in Adamstown Pennsylvania whose brewery began operations in 1987. Her Helles was an inspiration and model for Jerry Bailey's Dominion Lager.