Last night, I got the opportunity to attend a free screening for The Love of Beer, at Coalition Brewing. (Great brewery – check out their The Loving Cup Maple Porter!) The Love of Beer is a documentary celebrating women in the Pacific Northwest beer industry. It was definitely an eye-opening movie. Did you know ancient Egyptians forbid men from brewing beer? It was considered women’s work. This shows such a dramatic culture shift to present times, with an industry completely dominated by men.
I love how close to home this documentary was, featuring local breweries, brewers, and events. Definitely made me fall over in love with Portland again. The most powerful aspect of the documentary was the stories the women told and how much they had to education themselves and fight for recognition within the biz. Something I could truly appreciate.
Alison Grayson, the genius behind this movie says, “I was blown away by how instantly warm and welcoming this community was – it was unlike anything I had ever seen. The craft beer community quickly became my second family, and I started incorporating my background in video production by making short videos for my friend’s beer blogs, festivals, etc. I started going to more events and met more and more people in the community and in the industry. I began to notice a huge disconnect between the vast amount of women beer consumers and the sparse amount of women who worked in the beer industry.”
Check out the trailer:
The message behind the movie was all about education women on good craft beer. Figuring out what you love to drink and where it came from. So my question to my readers is:
What do you like to drink? Do you know where that beer came from?
Total side comment, I think I feel in love with the movie’s logo. The heart shaped hop. Future tattoo? I think so…