Barbara Groom, Lost Coast Brewery

Barbara Groom was such a treat to interview — while there are very few females in the brewery business, Barbara is rocking it here in Humboldt County.  While historically women have been the beer makers and brew masters within their own homes and villages, the micro brew industry is predominantly run by men.  Interestingly enough, women have more taste buds than men, making more women “super tasters” making them more sensitive to nuance of flavors that appear in beer.  Male brew masters push up the hoppy flavors of their IPA — and hello!  that’s why I have always thought I didn’t like beer.  Now, with a little education — and more choices in the beer arena — I have found several beers that are very delicious.  So, on a hot day — you might find me with a beer in hand — and it might just be a Lost Coast Brewery beer.  To listen to the interview.  To check out their website.

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Spent Grains from brewing process...soon to be animal feed!