get that woman a beer, dammit

Mon 22 Jun 2009 - Filed under: Not a Journal., | 2 Comments | Posted by: Gavin

Great piece about the only woman beer inspector in the UK (thanks Michael, Erin!). Apparently 80% of women in the UK haven’t tried real ale. How is this possible? Ok, so stout is no longer prescribed when women are pregnant, but still, come on! Next round, here’s some advice:

“The other thing is that women are more sensitive to bitter flavours,” says Annabel, “so if a woman’s first experience of real ale is a very bitter pint, she may never go back to it.” Better to start with something more floral, such as Caledonian Deuchars IPA or Theakston’s Old Peculier.


2 Responses to “get that woman a beer, dammit”

  1. Karen on June 22nd, 2009 10:16 pm

    Too true. Theakston’s Old Peculier is one of my favourites, neck and neck with Black Sheep Riggwelter. For a light ale, Waggledance is lovely. Preferable to some wines, in my opinion.

  2. Elaine on October 30th, 2009 10:48 am

    Just found this. I live in Ireland now (not exactly a haven of good beer, but we’re working on it!), but am glad to say that up to 2007 I was one of the 20% of women in the UK who drank beer and enjoyed it 🙂

    My favourite beer is Wadworth’s 6X – nectar in a glass. . .

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