How These Women Became Top Brewmasters At One Of The World's Biggest Beer Companies

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<b class="credit">Anheuser-Busch</b>Rebecca Reid (above), an Anheuser-Busch brewmaster.
Anheuser-BuschRebecca Reid (above), an Anheuser-Busch brewmaster.


By Jacquelyn Smith

You may think of the world of beer brewing as an "all-boys club," but it turns out some of America's favorite beers were developed by women.

Jill Vaughn and Rebecca Reid are two of the top brewmasters at Anheuser-Busch, the leading global brewer that manages a portfolio of well over 200 beer brands and employs 150,000 people in 25 countries worldwide.

Thanks to them we have Bud Light Platinum, one of the company's most popular beers - and some of Anheuser-Busch's more recent innovations, including Shock Top and the Straw-Ber-Rita.

Here's an inside look at how Vaughn and Reid found themselves at the top of their field in this traditionally male-dominated industry, and what their daily lives are like brewing some of America's favorite beverages: