The topic of women and beer is near and dear to my heart. I’ve been examining the ways women are included and excluded from the exploding craft beer world over the past several months, and have found that though women are engaged, there is still a gap between where and how we find men and women involved in the scene. However, when I am presented with a place that blows these notions of typical gender roles out of the water, I want to celebrate it. Silverton Brewing did just that during a recent visit.
When I walked into Silverton Brewing in Silverton, Colorado, a small mountain town of about 530, I was expecting a standard brewery experience: walk in, order some tasters, and chat a little about the beer with the male brewer or owner. That was until I met Kate Harvie, owner of Silverton Brewing. Continue reading