Helps that you get to try out the product too.
Rachel’s getting a lot of FaceTime on the side of that can. The promotion is part of a program at the world-famous DuClaw Brewing Company, which highlights people in the industry that are removing boundaries for women and minorities.
Additionally, only 10 people were chosen for the initiative nationwide. Other honorees include cartoonists, packaging specialists, journalists, and marketers from around the country. Rachel was selected because of her background as a fisheries biologist. It was a background she translated well into the brewing side of the craft beer industry.
“I think that it is very male-dominated,” Breite said, “ It has just kind of been an industry where there hasn’t been a lot of participation from different groups of people whether it be race or sexual orientation or gender or what have you. So that is something that we are really starting to see take off.”
And she hopes that the hops will be a career for more women like her.
“I want them to know that [women and girls] can do anything,” Breite said, “And it was kind of that way when I was involved in marine biology too because the field that I was in as a fisheries biologist was pretty male-dominated. So, just when it comes to science or even very manual labor-oriented positions – I just want everyone to know, especially like young women that you can do it too. I mean, look at me; I’m like 5’1. And I’m out here doing it. I’m brewing huge batches of beer. I’ve got a great team behind me that I work with, so it’s really exciting.”