It is no secret that my wife Ashley V. Routson, aka The Beer Wench, is some kind of craft beer and Twitter anomaly. With far more Twitter followers than most breweries (17,500+ and counting), Ashley has been working with social media now for about a half decade and is already considered to be at the top of the game in her field.
In addition to working as the point person in her role as “director of awesomeness” at Bison Organic Brewing in Berkeley, CA, Ashley asserts herself as an educator, role model, and ally for men and women with an interest in brewing. Her work is evident not just locally in the Bay Area, but across the nation thanks to the tools at her disposal.
Building alliances with those who make, sell, promote and otherwise disseminate the good word of good beer, Ashley also finds time to run multiple websites. Perhaps her most well known is Drink With The Wench which she started three years ago. Recently Ashley has given rise to a new trend in the artisan beverage world, beer cocktails (learn more at BeerMixology.com). As a true evangelist within her trade, Ashley does much of her work pro bono publico with hopes of reaching more and more potential craft beer drinkers. (Read my interview with Ashley, The Beer Wench here)
On Thursday October 4, 2012 from 5-8p.m.PST, Ashley will team up with Whole Foods Market for another installation of her craft beer Twitter Tastings. In this episode, two themes are melded into one – Women of Craft Beer and seasonally appropriate Oktoberfest beers. Join Ashley and four women from across the country who work in leading the way in not just craft beer but social media to explore some of the best German-inspired Märzens commercially made stateside. These include women from Great Lakes Brewing (Cleveland), Flying Dog Brewing (Maryland), Left Hand Brewing (Colorado), and Victory Brewing (Pennsylvania). This Tweet-up will open a dialogue for folks to share their thoughts on this lager beer style while being able to learn about its rich history, optimal food pairings, and much more.
For the full details on how to participate in this event (including some important hashtags and handles), please read the detailed presser below: Read More…
This post was written by Angelo on October 3, 2012