My name is Carla, and I am The Beer Babe. I’m a woman who loves beer (and learning about beer), and I have been writing beer reviews since 2007.
Origins: In 2007 I moved to a duplex that was in walking distance of a store that had a surprisingly large and frequently updated selection of beer (Smiley’s Beverage, Dover NH). Living with five other roommates meant that I could bring home a six pack of a beer that I’d never tried before, and we could sit around debating the relative merits of each beer.
We tried anything and everything that we could find, and kept a bottle from each of the beers we tried. After a year of doing this, we had collected a little over 100 bottles. But as we were packing them up to move out, we realized that there was very little that we remembered about each beer, and that we might have to try them all again to find the ones that we truly enjoyed. So as an organization tool and supplement to my own memory, I decided to write up my thoughts on the beers on a blog, and The Beer Babe’s Brew Reviews was born.
I’ve now been writing the brew reviews for more than three years, and I’ve branched out considerably. I’ve started visiting brewpubs, beer bars and breweries and writning up my “Beer Adventures.” , interviewee and consultant for may different beer sites, projects and events.
To learn more about me and my philosophies on beer, you can check out any of these great sites that have featured, mentioned, or videotaped me talking about beer below!
Guest posts on other blogs:
“Four New Hampshire Beers Not To Miss at the Southern New Hampshire Brewers Festival on New Hampshire Public Radio‘s “All Things Considered” blog.
“Sebago Brewing Company’s Slick Nick (on the Beer Advent Calendar, www.2beerguys.com
“Quest for the Perfect Beer List” on The Beer Fathers (formerly known as Dr.Beer Love)
January 2009 – Interview with The Beer Babe on Beer Utopia
January 2010 – Featured Beer Blogger on Drink With The Wench
April 2010 – Interviewed by California Beer and Pizza (links to pdf)
June 2010 – Interviewed for “Brew Beer and Drink It” a Podcast by Jorge Zarate
September 2010 -” A blog-osphere of beer” on The Beer Nut’s column for the Milford Daily Times
December 2010 – Got asked five awesome questions for Geek Force Five.
May 2012 – Beer Blogger’s Conference: Skype Interview with The Beer Babe: Finding Sponsorships
February 2009 – I was interviewed by Hereforthebeer.com and I talk a little bit about my philosophy on women and beer.
August 2009 – I attended New Hampshire Public Television’s first annual “Passport NH” beer pairing event. I was thrilled to attend, and was interviewed and featured in a promotional video for it.September 2010 – For the second annual NHPTV’s Passport event, I was caught on camera and got on the Shortstream TV “Monday Morning Show.”
The Beer Babe
Carla Companion is a craft beer lover and investigator of all things beer. She started a craft beer website and blog www.thebeerbabe.com in 2007, sharing her thoughts as she explored what was new in beer, as well as brewery visits, trips and "beer adventures." Moving to Portland in 2009, she found herself surrounded by the Maine beer community and has been exploring it ever since. She now also blogs about beer for Maine Today.
In her writing, Carla profiles craft beer (and some mead and cider, too) being brewed in New England, as well as looks into the people, places and stories behind the beer that makes the community so vibrant. Join Carla on her beer adventures and advice on where to get the best, newest, and most interesting fermented drinks around.
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