by Nicole 07 March 2021
Happy International Women's Day
Cheers to all the women of the world!
In lots of countries, the UK included, beer has for a long time been considered a man's drink. From branding, advertising to media, the male demographic has dominated this industry. Things are progressing though, the Society of Independent Brewers (Siba) created a new code of practice forbidding any marketing of a sexist nature and CAMRA banned all drinks with sexist imagery from the Great British beer festival. As women make up 50% of the potential beer market, there is absolutely no reason why for years it has been so gendered.
For International Women's Day we wanted to celebrate and give our very own wulfie women the spotlight. We've asked a few of them about their favourite beers, because what's better than asking women who work with beer every day?
By the way, you will find all the beers mentioned in this article in the Beerwulf web shop. And remember, if you order any combination of 8 kegs, you'll get free delivery!
Lucile: For me, Tiger is the most thirst-quenching beer, a must-have on a hot summer's day. It has a light, sweet and malty taste. If you draught it at home, fresh from The SUB, it is especially moreish. Try it yourself! Tiger could quickly become one of your favourite beers: I would really recommend it to anyone who enjoys a light, crisp lager on a sunny day!
Ania: My absolute favourite beer for The SUB is Desperados. I love the taste of lemon and lime which makes the drink super refreshing. The tequila kick always puts me in a positive mood: whether after a hard day at work or when barbecuing with friends - Desperados always gives you the feeling of being part of a legendary party.
Phoebe : I have a few favourites on rotation, usually hoppy lagers or IPAs, but the SUB Keg that I always seem to come back to is Brixton Low Voltage. I generally like beers with a bit of character. That's not to say I don't like more subtle flavors, but when I have a beer I want something hoppy and flavorsome. Low Voltage is great because you get that bitter, powerful punch with an added tropical explosion. Also, being from London, I feel somewhat drawn to this brewer as they remind me of my hometown!
Nicole: One of my favourite drinks is Gösser Radler. This SUB Keg is super refreshing, making it perfect for a warm summer day. This one has long been one of my favourites and, like me, comes from Austria. I like the refreshing taste, the lemon juice, and that it's low in alcohol. It is a real thirst quencher and can be enjoyed at a festival, with friends at home, at a barbecue or while watching sports. For me, Gösser Radler is always a good companion!
Anja: One of my favourite beers is La Chouffe Blond D’ardenne. I just love it. It's a great fruity beer with a coriander twist and a balanced hoppiness. You just have to be careful! It's drinkable and you don't really taste or notice the 8% alcohol, which of course can make for a good evening, but also can be dangerous!
Lorena: My favourite beer for The SUB is Hofbräu Gandolf IPA. I like its coppery colour, but what I love most are the flavours of tropical fruits like mango and pineapple. I think this beer is perfection. It's great with a meal but I also like to drink it at the end of a long day when I just want to relax!
Vicky: In the part of the UK where I come from, we love strong Belgian beers and for me there is nothing like the pink elephant! Delirium Tremens is a wonderfully tasty Belgian blond with a high carbon dioxide content and a sweet, spicy taste that goes perfectly with the delicious Belgian yeast. Draughting this beer from The SUB takes it to a whole new level: It's fresh, tasty and light as a feather. My tip: best enjoyed with a delicious, smelly cheese and good friends.