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On the U.S.-Mexico Border, Craft Beer Diplomacy Is Bringing Brewers Together

By Dave Infante

Last year, with the help of the US Consulate to Tijuana, and Coronado, Crisp founded Dos Californias Brewsters (DCB), an international club to promote camaraderie between Mexican and American female brewers. The “Brewsters” collaborate on an annual specialty beer, which is then sold in Coronado’s taproom, as well as SouthNorte’s outpost in Tijuana’s Telefonica Gastropark. “Literally all that’s separating us is a fence,” said Crisp. “Why wouldn’t we collaborate?”

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Dos Californias sees no wall between female brewers on both sides of the U.S.-Mexico border

By Peter Rowe

If you agree that a woman’s place is in the brew house, check out Dos Californias Brewsters. These female brewers from both sides of the U.S.-Mexico border will gather in Tijuana on Feb. 2 to make their second beer.

The first beer debuted at the 2018 Ensenada Beer Festival, and sales funded scholarships for four women studying brewing at Tijuana’s Instituto de Tecnológico de Tijuana (ITT).

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SouthNorte Fosters a Cross-Border Beer Collaboration

By Jackie Bryant

Last year, SouthNorte (with the help of the U.S. Consulate in Tijuana) founded Dos Californias Brewsters, a cross-border group of women in the beer industry empowering future female brewers through education. They debuted their first collaboration at the Ensenada Beer Festival and all proceeds raised went to fund four partial brewing scholarships through Tijuana’s Technical Institute…

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#MeTooBrew: How women in craft beer are crossing borders and smashing stereotypes

By Peter Rowe

Baja Craft Beers, Tinta Negra, Surf Brewing — on a recent drive along the free road between Tijuana and Los Gaviotas, I saw as many tasting rooms as fish taco stands. Like their San Diego counterparts, Baja California brewers are re-imagining traditional beer styles, venturing far beyond the weak lagers made by Big Beer in the U.S. and Mexico. This creative ferment is fueled by another binational phenomenon: the rise of female brewers.

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