Because Real Bitches Know Beer
What’s Bitch Beer?
On Feb. 4, 2012, a group of ladies went on a brewery tour. Pints later, Bitch Beer was born.
Welcome to our site.
Statistics show that approximately 80 percent of beer drinkers are men. We represent that other 20 percent, and we’re intent on growing.
We went with the name Bitch Beer because we want to disprove the old adage that women aren’t really beer drinkers. We’re evoking a name often given to sugary, low-alcohol content beer substitutes like Smirnoff Ice or Mike’s Hard Lemonade to prove that, from a stout to an IPA, these so-called bitches can drink any beer they please. You heard us, every beer is a Bitch Beer.
So relax, crack open a cold one, and enjoy the site!
Caroline’s passion for beer blossomed at the ripe old age of nineteen, when she spent a semester abroad in Wellington, New Zealand. After an eighteen-hour plane ride, she suddenly found herself above the country’s legal drinking age and surrounded by a burgeoning craft beer scene. After graduating from college back in Austin, she began to really gain an appreciation for the amazing variety of beers being produced in the capital city. Caroline has been featured as a guest on a variety of programs including the When in Austin and the Beerists podcasts and the Beer Diaries’s web series “Pubs, Pints and Pals.” She recently gave a talk on pre-Prohibition brewing at an event sponsored by the Austin History Center. In addition to writing about beer, Caroline works in film and video production and is an incredibly novice homebrewer and lunch beer enthusiast.
Holly’s first introduction to beer was at the age of sixteen, when she and her friends began stealing their parents’ Busch Camo. She quickly learned the error of her ways after attending the Off-Centered Film Fest when she was twenty-one and fell in love with craft beer and the community. As an English Writing and Rhetoric major at St. Edward’s University, Holly got the question, “So what? You want to write a book?” a lot. And every time her answer was a sharp, “Hell no! Never.” Well, if you follow this blog at all, you know that obviously changed. She’s spoken about craft beer at events such as the TechMunch Food Bloggers Conference, “Kitchen Party” and PBS’s Food Finder. She now crushes it daily as a SEO/marketing professional, die-hard Dallas Cowboys fan and drinker of only the finest craft brews.
Arianna (or Ari, as her friends call her) started drinking beer once she realized it didn’t all taste like watery Budweiser. One of her proudest moments was the lunch her mom decided to order a Live Oak HefeWeizen, instead of a Dos Equis, and enjoyed it, although Arianna’s go-to pint will always be a (512) Pecan Porter (and just about any other porter). She’s spoken about her love for beer on PBS’s Food Finder show with the other Bitch Beer girls. A crime show junkie, she is a staff writer with the Austin American- Statesman who reports on events and interesting people in Texas’s capital city, a job that has shown her, over and over, the determined, entrepreneurial spirit just about every driven Austinite—including many local craft brewers—has in spades.
Wendy is a connoisseur of fine-ish cheeses, wines, tequilas and craft beers, proving that bitches aren’t limited to low-cal cocktails. One of her favorite pastimes is cooking with beer, either as an ingredient or as a way to stay hydrated. A former bartender, Wendy discovered her appreciation for craft beer after serving way too many Bud Lights to customers. She enjoys lagers, golden ales and the winter seasonals that she looks forward to all year long. She currently lives in Dallas, Texas, and works as an editor.
Shaun was not always a beer lover. Now she drinks anything from porters to double IPAs. Preferring sours and chili beers, Shaun is not a huge IPA or pale ale fan. Live Oak HefeWeizen changed her life, as it was the first beer that she legitimately enjoyed. She has been featured on such shows as PBS’s Food Finder. Shaun’s day job is working as a graphic designer, her first love. She now incorporates her two loves, beer and graphic design, by doing the Bitch Beer branding and occasional shirt design.
Kat began her journey with beer when she forced herself to drink an entire Lone Star—and loved it. From that moment on, Kat knew she wanted to shove every beer in her path into her gullet. After trying Thirsty Planet’s Pumpkin Masala, she knew that her life would be forever changed. She has been featured on Bake Space’s webisode series, Kitchen Party. Including her interest in beer, Kat loves all things Scotland, has a cat named Charles and has a huge passion for nutrition and health.
Sarah Wood, a QA engineer at a mobile solutions firm, loves great food, a good book, and an excellent beer (or 4). Although her boozy tastes have not always been quite so refined (Texas State, eat ‘em up Cats!) she has pretty much reformed her frat-daddy ways (she almost never shotguns beers anymore) and is enjoying her continued education in the nuances of beer with her trusty pup Aloysius by her side.