The Beer Wench

Known in the online beverage community as The Beer Wench, Ashley Routson is a beer evangelist on a mission to advance craft beer through education, inspiration and advocacy. An expert in beer mixology and food and brew pairings, she blogs at DrinkWithTheWench.com, BeerMixology.com, IPADay.org and is a regular contributor to CraftBeer.com. She’s also the “Director of Awesomeness” at Bison Brewing in Berkeley, CA.

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November 10, 2013 @ Whole Story
Known amongst the craft beer community as The Beer Wench, Ashley Routson is a self-proclaimed craft beer evangelist and social media maven on a mission to advance the craft beer industry through education, inspiration and advocacy.
October 1, 2013 @ Whole Story
Known amongst the craft beer community as The Beer Wench, Ashley Routson is a self-proclaimed craft beer evangelist and social media maven on a mission to advance the craft beer industry through education, inspiration and advocacy. Ashley is currently “Director of Awesomeness” at ...
September 3, 2013 @ Whole Story
It’s September, and you know what that means! College and pro football and baseball are all in full swing. When it comes to game day, I can’t think of a better way to tailgate than with a super fun beer cocktail.
August 7, 2013 @ Whole Story
Nothing helps you cool off during the hottest summer month like a refreshing adult beverage.
July 5, 2013 @ Whole Story
Try this refreshing twist on an old European beer cocktail for summer.
June 2, 2013 @ Whole Story
Pair a cooling summer IPA with these spicy beer-battered shrimp tacos.
May 9, 2013 @ Whole Story
Try this flavorful take on the classic Michelada for early summer refreshment.
April 18, 2013 @ Whole Story
Individually, both craft beer and artisan cocktails are awesome. But when combined, they can be extraordinary.
March 2, 2013 @ Whole Story
I’ll say it once, I’ll say it twice – heck I’ll say it all day long. Just about any recipe that calls for water, broth, stock or some sort of cooking liquid can be partially substituted with beer! As a result, casseroles, stews, soups and chilis all make excellent bases for cooking with beer.
January 26, 2013 @ Whole Story
Salty, sour, crunchy, juicy – fried pickles boast a unique combination of flavors and textures. If you’ve never experienced fried pickles, consider yourself warned – you may find yourself craving them on a daily basis!
January 8, 2013 @ Whole Story
Beer for breakfast? Heck yes! Pancakes, waffles and muffins all make excellent canvases for cooking with beer. All require some sort of liquid ingredient that can be partially or, sometimes, completely substituted with beer.
December 15, 2012 @ Whole Story
Whether the star of your holiday feast is pork, chicken, beef or a veggie alternative, add a beer-alicious zing with this malty sweet, lip-smacking beer glaze!
November 11, 2012 @ Whole Story
Holiday beer season is upon us, and it’s the perfect time of year for soup, stew and chili recipes – all which benefit tremendously from the addition of (you guessed it) beer.
September 29, 2012 @ Whole Story
Although the roots of the term “wench” are technically Middle English and “beer wench” is now common Australian slang, wenches are more closely associated with the beer culture in Germany than anywhere else.
August 28, 2012 @ Whole Story
Known in the online beverage community as The Beer Wench, Ashley Routson is a beer evangelist on a mission to advance craft beer through education, inspiration and advocacy. An expert in beer mixology and food and brew pairings, she blogs at DrinkWithTheWench.com, BeerMixology.com, IPADay.org and is a regular contributor to CraftBeer.com.