Who are we?

Named after the Celtic goddess of beer and water, Dea Latis is a group of brewers, beer tasters, publicans, writers and marketeers. What unites us is our passion for beer and a belief that it’s far too good to be enjoyed only by men.

Beer was, according to myth, a gift from a goddess to womenkind. Brewing was traditionally women’s work; in the early 18th century, three-quarters of brewers in this country were female. So why, now, is only 13% of beer drunk by women (a far lower figure than in the USA or most of Europe)? Research indicates it’s because of misconceptions about beer as ‘fattening’ (it’s not, in moderation), ‘all tasting the same’ (it doesn’t) or ‘a man’s drink’ (it doesn’t have to be).

Dea Latis aims to challenge women’s ideas about beer and present it to them in a way that encourages them to taste it. We don’t expect change to happen quickly or easily, but that’s no reason not to try.

If you’d like to help us in our mission to bring beer to women, please get in touch.

2 Responses to “Who are we?”

  1. Eddy May 31, 2013 at 11:58 am #

    Hiya

    just read your artcle with interest as our boat is called Dea Latis on the Norfolk broads after the same Goddess as my family are Celtic.

    could send you a picture of her if you would like?

    regards

    Eddy

    • rosshiel September 6, 2013 at 1:35 pm #

      Sorry we haven’t replied Eddy, we’re a voluntary organisation and admin has slipped behind a little – yes, that would be great – send it to: lisa@lisaharlow.co.uk

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