My mom sent me this story in response to that email:
“It goes way back, you see. I remember my Grandma Poppy enjoying a beer when I was around 7 years old. It was a real treat for her. I remember when I was at Grandma Poppy’s house, my mom would always get her a glass (yes, she liked it in a glass) of beer.
My mom always enjoyed beer too. She and your Grandpa would always drink a Strohs at night after dinner.
Now look at us! You are ready to open your brewery and I am excited to help (and sample) as we carry on the family tradition of women enjoying a good beer!”
Here is the original article that started this whole discussion. Enjoy!