Study says that women, not men, who are increasingly drinking beer at home
The next time you see bottles of beer in the fridge, don’t assume it’s for your dad or brother.
This, as study shows that more and more women now prefer to drink beer at home, instead of wine or spirits, to relax in the evening.
According to a study, which was cited in The Telegraph UK, almost a third of women said they choose to drink beer at home, compared to just three per cent in 2009, and that when out at the pub or in a bar, they are more likely to drink beer if they are out with female friends rather than male.
“Perhaps unsurprisingly, the report found that far fewer women drink beer than men; with only one in six choosing the beverage at least once a week compared to more than half of men,” the report said.
Nevertheless, the Gender Pint Gap report, compiled by Dea Latis, the female beer group, and based on a YouGov survey, suggests that generally, women’s attitudes towards beer have not changed in nearly a decade.
“Our research has shown many misconceptions which women still hold about beer, such as calorific content, self-image and pre-conceptions about taste,” Gender Pint Gap report co-author Lisa Harlow said.
“It was disheartening in our supposedly enlightened times that so many of our female respondents cited ‘being judged by others’ as a reason for not drinking beer. Perhaps we need some high-profile celebrity advocates to show women that it is acceptable to drink beer?” she added.