10 Feminist Beer Companies Starting A Women’s Libation Movement



Beer isn’t a boy’s club, and despite what the media might have you think, there are more beer-drinking ladies than many would imagine. There is also a growing number of women working behind the scenes. Women own and manage their own breweries all around the United States. We’ve only listed 10, but there are many more out there for you to discover and enjoy. 

Stoudt’s Brewing Company

Kindergarten teacher turned “Queen of Hops” Carol Stoudt founded the brewery in 1987 and has maintained it while raising five children. Sometimes we can have it all.


Intercourse Brewing Company

Founded by Nicole Courides in 2008, IBC’s brand beers are named for towns in Lancaster County, and boasts an EPIC moniker. Can we have an Intercourse hat please?


New Belgium Brewing Company

Kim Jordan is the current CEO of New Belgium after being its first bottler, sales rep, and financial planner, just to name a few. New Belgium was also the first wind-powered brewery in the United States.


Six Rivers Brewery

Co-owed by Meredith Maier and Talia Nachshon, this brewery offers delicious food and gives back to the community by supporting local non-profits. We can drink to that.

Portneuf Valley Brewing

Brew Mistress Penny Pink has been the owner of this brewery since 1996 and after years of hard work the pub was opened to the public in 2005, delivering delicious food and wine along with live music.


Jackalope Brewing Company

Bailey Spaulding and Robyn Virball first became friends in Scotland during college and both ended up relocating to Nashville. Bailey’s love of homebrewing inspired them to start the Jackalope, which opened officially in 2011. They feature Thursday Night Trivia and free Saturday morning yoga!


Spinnaker Bay Brewing

Founded by Janet Spindler and Elissa Pryor in 2012, it is the only 100% woman owned and operated microbrewery in Washington State.


Denizens Brewing Co.

Two co-founders of Denizens are Emily and Taylor. Denizens believes that everyone has a right to fresh local craft beer and to create a community vibe. They offer food, live music, and open mic comedy.


Vanberg & DeWulf

Upstate New York-based brewery co-founded by Wendy Littlefield and her husband, Don, their seal includes twenty-five distinct beer styles from eleven breweries in five nations. It is the United Nations of beer and we couldn’t be more grateful.


Dogfish Head Brewery

Mariah Calagione is the glue that holds the Dogfish Head development team together.  Dogfish offers a delicious collection of food including a Bowl of Hard-Tack Chowder that is based on a recipe from  Moby Dick. Yumm.


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