AVERIE SWANSON: KEEPING TOGETHER
Averie Swanson is a beer lover and mixed fermentation enthusiast. She is the Founder and Beermaker of Keeping Together in Chicago, IL, and co-owner and former head brewer of Jester King Brewery in Austin, TX. Averie is one of nineteen people to have earned the certification of Master Cicerone®, and is recognized world-wide for her contribution to farmhouse brewing.
Nipo-Brazilian brewers Maíra Kimura, Yumi Shimada and Fernanda Ueno are proving that beer has no gender and that women/femmes are capable of being successful in a male dominated industry. The brand’s name Japas is a reinterpretation of the term often used without permission or consent to describe Brazilians of Asian descent. Their bright and fruit-forward beers are delicious and come in cans that are beautifully designed.