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Atrevida Beer Co. (formerly Great Storm Brewing Co.)

When Jessica Fierro took over earlier this year as the new owner of Great Storm Brewing Co., it wasn't the veteran homebrewer's first foray into the world of commercial brewing. Last year, her recipe for a tamarind-flavored Bière de Garde won the grand prize on “Beerland,” a competitive reality show on Viceland TV that profiled some of the nation's top amateur brewers. Her bottling contract-winning “Dona Neta” beer belongs to “Beerland” sponsor and AB InBev subsidiary Golden Road Brewing, but Fierro is pouring variations on that recipe, and other creations inspired by her Mexican heritage, as she continues transitioning the business away from the brand by which it's been known since early 2012. In early March, Fierro announced a new name for the city's first Latina-owned beer company: Atrevida, the feminine form of the Spanish word for “bold.”
— Stephanie Earls