Crafting Conversations: Women in Beer
Meet the Panelists
Alexandra Nowell is a Brewmaster and Director of Brewery Operations at Three Weavers in Inglewood, California. Alexandra’s love of beer and inspiration for brewing is found in the roots of the recipe, where she strikes a balance between science, art, and intention. She is a self-professed born and raised California brewer, and is known for creating balanced beers with bright and harmonious flavors and aromas. Over the course of her career, Alexandra has taken a special interest in the raw ingredient supply chain, with a focus on the crucial relationships linking brewers, growers, brokers, and all facets in between.
Franny Michelle – Executive Director at L.A. County Brewer’s Guild & L.A. Beer Week
Frances Michelle Cannon (aka Franny) is the Executive Director of the Los Angeles County Brewers Guild. She is also an Associate Editor at The Full Pint, where she first broke into the beer industry nearly a decade ago. Franny has taken the Guild from primarily an event & marketing vehicle to a small business advocacy group to address the needs of craft brewers navigating the challenges of the pandemic. She likes coffee and video games.
Ting Tsu – Co-Owner of Eagle Rock Brewery & Women’s Beer Forum
Ting co-founded Eagle Rock Brewery in northeast L.A. in 2009, along with her husband Jeremy and father-in-law Steve. Ting is a graduate of Emory University with a B.S. in biology and holds a Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from USC. She practiced pediatric physical therapy for 10 years before fully investing her time managing operations for Eagle Rock Brewery. In 2011, Ting set out with a mission to create more space for women in beer culture, both professionally and as consumers, starting with the Women’s Beer Forum! Currently, the forum creates space for those underrepresented in the beer community to gather, enjoy, and learn about beer. More importantly, though, the forum has cultivated a welcoming community of humans who once were on the outside and now are in the very center of it.