Ruvani de Silva

Ruvani (she/her) is a travel-loving beer writer with bylines for Good Beer Hunting, PorchDrinking, Craft Beer Austin, Hop Topic World and other publications. She blogs about beer in Central Texas and beyond, as Craft Beer Amethyst; She has also organized successful beer tours and events while living in London, England.


She is a vocal advocate for diversity, equity and inclusion in beer and as a British South Asian woman living in Texas, she brings a unique voice to the world of American craft beer. She aims to support and amplify all marginalized groups and use her writing and her physical and online presence to represent and normalize brown women in beer.


Ruvani loves all styles of beer but particularly enjoys a deep, tart Dark Sour, a crisp, clean Pilsner, a warm, fruity English Cask Ale, or a punchy piney-resinous West Coast IPA.

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Articles by Ruvani

Introducing the Safe Bars P.A.C.T.

Toxic Gratitude – A Clapback at “Be Thankful for What You Have”

Toxic Gratitude

Toxic Gratitude – A Clapback at “Be Thankful for What You Have”

Minor Feelings – A Critique

Minor Feelings – A critique. What is a True Asian-American Reckoning?

The Problem with ‘Asian’ 

Breaking down homogenization, racism, and identity erasure in the world’s largest continent

Craft Women Connect: A Space of Our Own

How Craft Women Connect Created a Community for Women of Color in Beer.

Cooking Up Diversity in Houston: Hop Topic’s Chili Cook-Off

The inaugural chili cook-off event by Hop Topic World at Holler Brewing. The first of many in diverse and inclusive events in Houston, Texas.

Brewing Change with Art: Three Trailblazing Women Artists

Learn how three women are disrupting the craft beer world with their art.

Cultural Gatekeeping: Preference, Prejudice, and Power

The phenomenon of Cultural Gatekeeping in craft beer and beyond.