Name Breweries Owned by Two or More Women

Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by RWNewhouse, Mar 7, 2017.

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  1. RWNewhouse

    RWNewhouse Feb 14, 2011 Montana

    I'm doing some research and looking for breweries in the U.S. that are owned by two or more women. I've seen posts about "Women in Brewing," "Women who Brew," etc., but are there women-owned breweries out there run by women (mom/daughter, sisters, friends, spouses, girlfriends, business partners)? Thanks for the help.
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  2. rails

    rails Nov 8, 2012 California

  3. JakeJohnson

    JakeJohnson Jan 30, 2015 Minnesota

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  4. MistaRyte

    MistaRyte Jan 14, 2008 Virginia

    Denizens in Silver Spring MD
  5. drinkin-beeers

    drinkin-beeers Jan 29, 2014 Montana

    Cabinet Mountain brewing in Libby Montana.
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  6. gclaw4444

    gclaw4444 Jul 30, 2015 Massachusetts
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    It's not beer, but Bantam Cider in Somerville MA is owned and run by women
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  7. moshea

    moshea Jul 16, 2007 Michigan

    Beeradvocate is a great spot for beer information and has a lot of helpful beer nerds.

    There is quite a bit of information on women owned breweries on this site too;

    I know there is a two woman owned brewery in Minnesota that is currently crown sourcing a new canning line.
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  8. Roadkizzle

    Roadkizzle Nov 6, 2007 Texas

    In North Texas there is Bitter Sisters... I don't know if it exactly meets your question but it is interesting. It was opened by four couples and they are all listed as part owners. It is owned by 3 sisters and 1 brother and their spouses so there are 4 women and 4 men.

    Then Celis Brewery is opening again in 2017 in Austin, TX. It is owned by Pierre Celis' daughter and granddaughter. And I think the granddaughter is going to be the brewmaster.
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  9. TheodorHerzl

    TheodorHerzl Mar 30, 2007 Indiana

    Place in Indiana called Scarlett Lane is female owned.
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  10. jbertsch

    jbertsch Dec 14, 2008 Massachusetts
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    Throwback in NH
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  11. HouseofWortship

    HouseofWortship May 3, 2016 Illinois
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    Who cares about the owners, let's talk about female head brewers. That will be your next crop of owners.
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  12. NCMonte

    NCMonte Jan 28, 2014 North Carolina

    Two or more, my bad.
  13. distantmantra

    distantmantra May 23, 2011 Washington

    Not in the US, but Minoh Brewing in Minoh, Japan (Osaka suburb) is owned by two sisters.
  14. HeilanCoo

    HeilanCoo Sep 11, 2014 North Carolina

    Highland (Asheville) fits both of these criteria: female owner and female brewmaster. Also 2 out of 3 in the lab are female, a female cellarperson and a female brewer.
  15. bluehende

    bluehende Dec 10, 2010 Delaware

    3rd wave in Delaware
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  16. Dragginballs76

    Dragginballs76 Nov 13, 2015 South Carolina
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    Bombshell Beer Company in North Carolina.
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  17. MistaRyte

    MistaRyte Jan 14, 2008 Virginia

    Really? Dang, never would have known... I hope that place survives, its a little wonky being off of 13/113 and all
  18. RC51Mike

    RC51Mike Dec 17, 2004 South Carolina

    Isn't that the original Evolution Brewery? Location didn't seem to hurt them.
  19. BeerPugz

    BeerPugz Dec 4, 2016 Wisconsin

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  20. RBassSFHOPit2ME

    RBassSFHOPit2ME Mar 1, 2009 California

    I live in California, and being "conditioned" by the mainstream media to boot.... naturally I figured the OP was looking to bait a sexist beer industry through the title.

    What a refreshing surprise. Other than Lost Coast.... I cannot.
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  21. jlharman

    jlharman Apr 5, 2015 Washington

    Stoup in Seattle.
  22. NCMonte

    NCMonte Jan 28, 2014 North Carolina

    This is actually, why I removed my post. I am not certain that Oscar's daughter who runs Highland Brewing is an actual owner. Hard to tell. And the OP asked for 2 female owners. Also, Ms. Stephenson out of Stone Brewing is now the head brewmaster, I don't believe she has ownership. Perhaps you know more than me?

    However, there is no doubt that right now, the two most important positions at Highland are women occupied.
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  23. HeilanCoo

    HeilanCoo Sep 11, 2014 North Carolina

    That was the point actually. Not two female owners so a bit outside of the OP's query, but still in the spirit of the conversation.
    And yes, Leah (Oscar's daughter) became the family owner of Highland at the beginning of 2015.
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  24. ElijahSF

    ElijahSF Aug 30, 2013 California

  25. Lone_Freighter

    Lone_Freighter Jun 4, 2017 Vermont

    Lilian McNamara for the VT headbrewer scene!

    Edit: only after I posted, I re-read the title and see that it said "owned by 2 or more." Woops, my bad.
  26. Reemer686

    Reemer686 Oct 13, 2014 Maryland

    Denizens in Silver Spring, MD! Great up and coming brewery in the state
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