Despite a wide range of people, backgrounds, and experiences, just one style of beer, the Mexican Lager, has seemingly been nominated to represent the entirety of Latinx people in America. A conversation with Ashley Rodriguez as we explore this disparity and talk about the reporting and storytelling behind the piece “One Style for All: The Complexity of Mexican Lagers and Latinx People in the Brewing Industry,” which Ashley wrote as part of the NAGBW Diversity in Beer Writing Grant series.
Our guest: Ashley Rodriguez is an award-winning writer and podcaster based in Wisconsin. She’s the former online editor of Barista Magazine, the industry’s leading trade magazine, and was the podcast producer and content manager for Good Beer Hunting. She now runs her own podcast and accompanying newsletter, Boss Barista, examining issues of employee empowerment and workplace equity in the service industry and beyond.