Ashley Routson

Ashley Routson, known amongst the craft beer community as The Beer Wench, 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. She is currently the “Director of Awesomeness” at Bison Brewing in Berkeley, Calif., as well as the founding editor of, and

Ashley's Articles

Find Love with Craft Beer Aphrodisiacs

When it comes to lust inducing beverages, craft beer is king. What makes this super sexy nectar of the gods more erotic and potent than the rest is its ability to be infused with additional aphrodisiacs, like chocolate, oysters and chili peppers. more»

Giving Thanks to Craft Beer

Ashley Routson checks in with a few of her favorite friends in the beer biz to find out their favorite beer-y Thanksgiving traditions, including personal stories and beer and food pairings. more»

Cupid’s Guide: Aphrodisiacs Love Craft Beer

Casanova was rumored to have eaten 50 oysters every morning, while Montezuma was said to have drank large amounts of chocolate spiced with chili peppers every day—they must have been onto something! The power of aphrodisiacs has been documented throughout history, and Ashley Routson is here to share a few desire-inducing Valentine's Day more»

Contract is Not a Dirty Word in Brewing

Ashely Routson thinks this is all just one big misunderstanding! Why does contract brewing often come with a negative undertone? She's here to set the record straight and give this segment of the craft industry what it deserves, a G-rating. more»