Imagine the discovery of beer and the brave soul who dared put this foamy libation to their lips for the first time. It certainly would have seemed a kind of witchcraft. But in today's highly technical world of male dominated brewing, it might come as a shock to learn that traditionally, brewers were women. In fact, it is women's role in brewing history that has shaped many of the tropes around the modern concept of the 'witch.' In anticipation of Halloween, CCA explores the rich history of female brewers and the folkloric superstition that labeled these women as 'witches' in the first place.