Caroline Wallace’s passion for craft beer has taken her from Austin barstools, to the halls of the Texas State Capitol, to European monastery breweries helmed by reclusive Trappist monks.
As a co-founder of the all women-run craft beer website bitchbeer.org, she covered beer news and views from Austin and beyond before going on to co-author Austin Beer (History Press, 2013) which documented Austin’s colorful brewing history from pre-prohibition, through the craft beer revolution of the 2000’s. Her new book, Trappist Beer Travels (Schiffer Publishing, 2017) documents the journey Wallace, along with co-authors Sarah Wood and Jessica Deahl, took to the world’s 11 Authentic Trappist monastery breweries in Belgium, the Netherlands, Austria, Italy, and the United States to chronicle each abbey’s history and brewing legacy.
Today, Wallace works as the Deputy Director of the Texas Craft Brewers Guild, a non-profit trade association which exists for the purpose of promoting Texas craft beer, educating the public about craft beer, and advancing the common interest of Texas craft brewers. Since beginning work for the Guild in 2015, she has had a hand in putting on one of the state's largest beer events, the Texas Craft Brewers Festival, as well as executing the guild's marketing and social media efforts, planning industry conferences, and assisting with legislative efforts and messaging.
Wallace also serves as Co-Lead for the Austin Chapter of Pink Boots Society, an international non-profit association which aims to assist, inspire, and encourage women beer professionals through education.
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