LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) – As recently as a few years ago, there were only couple of female brewers in the city where beer is king. But thankfully, that’s changing.
Katy Way has been with Milwaukee Brewing Company in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, for just a few weeks but she’s already making waves — or in this case, suds — in Brew City.READ MORE: Ladera Ranch HOA Refuses To Allow Pride Event At Neighborhood Park
“I did know that coming in. Um, I pointed it out in my first interview. I was like, ‘So where… where are the rest of the women here?'”
Brewing beer has come a long way since having to solely rely on old wooden barrels.
“It’s actually very rare to see a brewhouse this advanced and this new,” Way tells WITI.READ MORE: Long Beach Acura Grand Prix To Return In Sept. With Full Crowds
“What I love about beer is that it basically has a lot of food science that goes into it,” she says. “When you have taste panels, and upper levels of management of breweries being only men, then you’re only going to be brewing beers directed at men’s taste.”
Way contends that having more women making our favorite drink means a richer product for everyone.
“Females do have slightly different perceptions in their taste, and that can actually affect what you want your final beer to be,” she says. “For example, bitterness, which is a big component of beer, females tend to perceive bitterness a little bit differently.”MORE NEWS: Pride Celebrations To Mark Its 51st Year In Los Angeles
So the next time you order a round beers, be sure to raise a glass to the female brewers who are working to make our favorite drink taste even better.