I was on assignment at GABF and met up with a friend of mine who works as a volunteer at the fest. She graciously gave me a fast interview on her views on the Great America Beer Fest. Christel and her husband, Bob were at the Friday session with a list of breweries they hadn't tried yet.
Me: How long have you been volunteering at the GABF?
Christel: Around 10 years, yes, 10 years.
Me: Being a woman have you seen more changes during those 10 years at the GABF towards women? More women coming to the fest?
Christel: Yes, they're making more fruity beers that women like and lighter beers.
Me: As a volunteer at GABF, have you seen more women volunteering than before.
Christel: Yes, there really is. It's great, I love it a lot. We do have quite a few more women volunteering, volunteers who pour the beers, and volunteer check-in at the fest. I would really like to see the ratio between men and women, I would say it's 50/50.