As the beer industry picks up the pieces following the revelation of more than a thousand accounts of sexual harassment and assault, toxic workplaces and discrimination, we’ll discuss how these issues affect people in the beer industry and how to cover them as writers. We’ll also talk about the tools companies use to silence workers to keep other similar stories from surfacing.
Jess Bautista: Content creator for New England Brewing Company and a beer blogger. She is based in Connecticut and her work can be found on Instagram at @JessBeerMe.
Beth Demmon: A San Diego-based beer judge and freelance journalist specializing in the culture of craft beer. Her work has appeared in Saveur Magazine, Craft Beer & Brewing Magazine, Good Beer Hunting, PUNCH, VICE Munchies, and many more. View her work at bethdemmon.com or follow her on Twitter at @delightedbite.
Paige Latham Didora: A Minneapolis-based writer and co-owner of Houndstooth Modern Tavern. Her work has appeared in Heavy Table, The Growler, and Good Beer Hunting. Follow her at paigelathamdidora.com or @AlcoholbyVoluMN on Twitter.
Jessica Infante: A reporter at multimedia beer trade publication Brewbound, where she covers this dynamic industry through written stories, podcasts and video panels and interviews. Prior to Brewbound, Jess worked in a variety of marketing roles at a leading national craft brewery. She lives in Salem, Massachusetts.