A FemAle View started life as a website by freelance journalist and beer sommelier Sophie Atherton. It began around eight years ago when she left a staff job to go freelance and decided to specialise in beer writing.

Since around 2013 there have been occasional guest contributors to the site. There are plans for more regular contributions, with Sophie acting as editor as well as lead writer. More about these plans in due course!

But currently our chief contributor is Rachel Woolgar, with occasional posts from Jerry Bartlett (think ‘a male view’, a bit like Woman’s Hour on BBC Radio 4!).

NB: We are NOT currently accepting pitches from other writers but we will let you know if that changes. 


**Blog header pic is courtesy of Charles Wells Ltd and was taken in April 2013 at the London launch of DNA, their collaboration with Dogfish Head.**



  1. Good work, Sophie.

    Refreshing to see a female who is passionate about real ale – can I say that?!

    I’ve found some really good beers at brewdog.com – personal favorite being the 5am Saint. So far!!

    Keep up the good work!


  2. Hello Sophie, we met recently at the Canterbury Food and Drink Festival. Thank you so much for your advice. I went to my first Beer Academy tasting night last week and I’m of to the How to Judge Beer Course on Thursday. Wish me luck and thanks once again for the inspiration 🙂 Lisa x

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