Women from Westchester and beyond came to the Tuckahoe bar to discuss their roles in the craft beer industry and drink beer from the different breweries they represent.
Eric Lorberfeld brought the breweries owners,brewers, sales reps, marketers and packing staff together for the “Women in Beer” event as a part of Hudson Valley Craft Beer Week.
“We felt that it was time to acknowledge and toast women’s many important roles in the growing craft beer industry,” Lorberfeld told Westchester Woman. “And what better way than dedicating one of our beer nights to the women we work closely with and by saying cheers and thanks, keep up the good work!”
Women, who were the first brewers and sellers of beer, currently make up 32 percent of craft beer drinkers, according to Westchester Magazine.
“When we opened Growlers 4 years ago, we immediately noticed that many of our regulars are women who really enjoy craft beer,” said Lorberfeld. “Many of the breweries we work with also have women who play vital roles in their organizations – from owners to brewers to reps. Beer isn’t just for men anymore.”