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The Women Taking Over The World of Brewing

_72478341_72478340The number of professional women brewers is on the rise in the UK and they are becoming increasingly influential, according to leading industry figures. Why?

Jane Austen brewed beer when she wasn’t busy writing novels.

Men dominate brewing now and the industry has had something of a beard-and-cardigan image, but in Austen’s day it was part of her household duties and had been women’s work for thousands of years.

But female brewers, or brewsters as they are traditionally known, are said to be on the rise again and are being credited with helping reinvigorate the beer industry.

There is no official figure for how many women currently brew professionally but you don’t have to look hard to find them.

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