14 May

History on Tap at Conner Prairie

Conner Prairie Horizon Council, the young professional group associated with the interactive history park in DSC_8660.NEFFishers, is organizing the third annual History on Tap. This year the event takes place on Friday, May 30, and will feature 20 awesome local breweries.

What makes History on Tap unique from other festivals is the venue and the staff. Conner Prairie is a beautiful outdoor space with a variety of buildings, livestock, and costumed interpreters representing Indiana’s past. History on Tap takes place in and around Prairietown, and the year is 1836. You’ll have a chance to meet people who are dressed in period garb and see the world from the point of view of early 19th century America.

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Tickets are $60 for VIP, $45 for early admission, and $35 for general admission.  Designated driver tickets are available for $10. All tickets include entry into Conner Prairie, tastings from all breweries, and a commemorative glass. Food is available for purchase at the event. The buffet will be $12 per person and will include a taco bar,  brats, grilled chicken, blackened chicken, pasta salad and other good foods.

Girls Pint Out will be giving away a pair of tickets on Twitter! To win, get tweeting! Tweet about what you love about Conner Prairie and tag @cphorizon and @ingirlspintout. We will pick winners at random on Friday, May 16th at 4 p.m. 

Don’t miss this exciting event! Get your ticket here before they are gone: http://www.connerprairie.org/historyontap!  

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08 May

AZ Girls’ Pint Out’s 4th Anniversary

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Until Beyoncé comes out with a premium cerveza of her own, we have AZ Girls’ Pint Out getting the word out to the ladies about the finer points of ales, lagers, and porters. The brew crew celebrates four years of gathering gals to quaff craft beer throughout the Valley on Thursday, May 8.

The local chapter of the national Girls’ Pint Out movement isn’t just a matter of “I am woman, beer me now”; past meet-ups have included talking to local brewers about the process behind their complex suds in mugs. For its fourth anniversary, AZGPO returns to the site of its inaugural meeting, SunUp Brewing Company, where acclaimed brewmaster Uwe Boer will have a special limited edition beer concocted just for this occasion.

Admission is $35 and includes two beers, food, and a commemorative pint glass. Check the Facebook event for more details!

Join the Arizona Chapter of Girl’s Pint Out as we celebrate four amazing years with a celebration a special brew at Sun Up Brewing Company.

Tickets are $35 and the money will be collected upon arrival at Sun Up the evening of the event.

DATE: 5/8/2014 (Thu 6:30PM – 8:30PM)

LOCATION: Sun Up Brewing Company
 322 East Camelback Road

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02 May

Creating the Indiana Girls Pint Out 5th Anniversary Beer!

Our 5th anniversary beer brewers!

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At our April 15th event at Thr3e Wise Men Brewing, we made a big announcement: Thr3e Wise Men’s Head Brewer Keely Thomlinson and Scarlet Lane Brewing’s Brewer Eilise Lane  are collaborating to brew the Girls Pint Out 5th anniversary beer! We are excited that two rockstar women brewers are helping us celebrate this big milestone.  Our anniversary beer brewers, Keely & Eilise

The excitement doesn’t end there. We want your help designing the 5th anniversary beer! What styles do you like? Is the Girls Pint Out beer hoppy? Sweet? Dark? Tart? What beer do you want to drink to celebrate Girls Pint Out’s big day? What should the beer be named? Be creative!

Submit your ideas for the beer style, special characteristics, and beer name by July 1, 2014: tinyurl.com/GPO5beer

We will announce the winning submission at a special event at the new Scotty’s Brewhouse in Brownsburg late this fall!

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25 Apr

Hops to Hand

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Join us for a night of delicious, local beer and food!

Hops to Hand is a collaborative effort between Dig IN~A Taste of Indiana, Girls Pint Out, Indianapolis City Market, and Tomlinson Tap Room. Hops to Hand will feature five rockstar City Market chefs that are participating in this year’s DigIN.

Each chef will be paired with and inspired by a style of beer (porter/stout, amber/red ale, pale ale/IPA, & lager/pilsner/kolsch). All beers will be from breweries also participating in DigIN this year. Girls Pint Out will provide education on the beer style and the pairing to all attendees.

For $40 you get five awesome, local food and beer (6 oz. pours) pairings. You can also buy a combo ticket with early admission to DigIN for $90!

Participating Chefs & Establishments include:

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Nitin Nadu – Spice Box

Fermenti Artisan

Mark Cox & Josh Henson – FERMENTI ARTISAN

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 Roger Hawkins – Circle City Soups

Brad Gates

Brad Gates –  Brad Gates Catering & Events

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Cindy Hawkins – Circle City Sweets

The details: 

Where: Tomlinson Tap Room
222 E Market St, Indianapolis, IN 46204
(317) 423-2337
When: June 21, 2014 6pm
Who: This event is open to the public but seating will be limited
Tickets: ORDER HERE!
This event is 21+.
Hops to Hand General Admission: $40
Hops to Hand + Dig IN Combo: $90

[Combo ticket includes Hops to Hand ticket + Discounted Early Admission to Dig IN on August 17th ONLY available through this offer! At no other time will Early Entry to Dig IN be discounted!

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14 Nov

A Night in Speedway with Flat 12 and Sarah Fisher

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Our girls from Indiana Girls’ Pint Out will join Sarah Fisher Hartman Racing and Flat12 Bierwerks next week at the Dallara IndyCar Factory for a special event with Lino’s Coffee!

We’ll start our engines at 5 pm with a special beer tapping from our friends at Flat12 Bierwerks.

At 5:30, we’ll kick things into high gear as Sarah Fisher joins us! Sarah is the youngest woman to qualify for the Indy 500. After compiling the most Indianapolis 500 starts of any woman in history, in 2008, Sarah became a team owner in the IZOD IndyCar Series. Her team scored its first victory in October 2011 with driver Ed Carpenter, and Sarah became the first female team owner to win a race in the IZOD IndyCar Series. In 2012 Fisher’s race team, Sarah Fisher Hartman Racing, is competing in the IZOD IndyCar Series with rookie driver Josef Newgarden.

A special beer tapping PLUS a spectacular local Indy lady? This night is sure to be a win. RSVP here and let us know you’re joining us! Read More

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31 Oct

Upcoming Boston Events!

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Let’s be honest, life has been crazy and I’ve had zero time to sit down and plan something amazing for all of our friends in Boston. The good news is that moment is over and we’re filled with events for the rest of the fall including our THIRD birthday! How crazy is that? We’re still planning some exciting stuff, so please keep an eye here, on twitter, and on facebook for updates. We’re planning on partying BEFORE Thanksgiving, so clear the calendars.

First up is Thirst Boston. Taking place November 10-11th at the Hotel Commonwealth, “Thirst Boston is a gathering of bartenders, industry icons and beverage connoisseurs from Boston and beyond.  Our goal is to educate attendees on the science, craft, and taste of all things related to the art of drink. We want to celebrate our local talent (your favorite bartenders and baristas) and have a pretty kick-ass time hanging out together.” Sounds pretty great, right? Well, you haven’t even heard about my favorite parts! There are two beer seminars. The first, Beer Back: Beer’s Integration in Cocktailsfeaturing the power duo of Kevin Mabry from jm Curley and Kevin Martin from Eastern Standard (tickets and info here). The second, New World of Beer: Brewing in New England from the Pilgrims to the Present, featuring Mark Hellendrung of Narragansett Beer, Chris Lohring of Notch Brewing and Dann Paquette of Pretty Things Beer and Ale Project and moderated by Lauren Clark, author of the forthcoming Crafty Bastards: Beer in New England from the Mayflower to the Modern Day (tickets and info here).

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Head on over to their website for more information on events, seminars, and so much more. Each seminar ticket gives you entry to the Hall of Liquids which features some craft brewers, both local and national: BoulevardRising TideBantam CiderIthaca BeerNewburyport BrewingPeak OrganicNotch, and Long Trail. So for the ticket to a seminar ($20) you get to drink all of these incredible beers and ciders. Kind of a great deal, right? Plus we’re pretty sure you all might like things that aren’t beer (Japanese whisky maybe? Or tequila?)

 

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Next up, Team GPO. We’ve been running with Night Shift Brewing and will be again for Cambridge 5K’s Yulefest. This year, on December 1, over in Harvard Square. Sign up for Team GPO/Night Shift Brewing on their website and be sure to let us know on Twitter so we can rally the troops before the race! After the 5K there are plenty of beers to drink from the incredible sponsors (ahem, like Night Shift).

 

 

 

Also in December is Eat Boutique’s Holiday Market. Taking place on December 7th at the Black Falcon Cruise Terminal in the Seaport, it is the spot to do ALL of your holiday shopping. Take a look at their artisan and sponsor list on the website to get your shopping list started. Also, for some CRAZY reason, they asked me to do a special tasting! I haven’t chosen all of the breweries and cider makers as of yet, but trust me, there will be some special items in this tasting. Plus, I’ll be there! So, all the fun. (I hope!) :) Tickets are available on the site as well – note, the tasting is an additional ticket price.

 

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I think this might keep us busy for the next couple of weeks. See you soon!

 

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22 Oct

Sin & Tonic: A Collaboration with New Belgium

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You know who’s awesome? The folks over at New Belgium Brewing who let one of our Co-Founders, Jenn Litz come in an brew a beer with them. It’s called Sin & Tonic and as you guessed, it’s a spin on Gin & Tonic. So, pretty cool, right? What’s better is that the guys at NBB agreed to let us simultaneously tap S&T in 8 different states. This is happening tomorrow! Find it in your area and have a pint with us. If you’re not able to make it, you can join in with us through our Google+ Hangout. New Belgium’s Co-Founder Kim Jordan will join us for a Q&A Segment and Jenn and I will be chatting with other chapters about the brew and GPO. We’ll be using the hashtag #SINwithGPO on Facebook and Twitter so you’re able to find us online.
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Denver, Colorado - 6:00 p.m. at Local 46 – 4586 Tennyson St. For further information please contact co@girlspintout.com

Grand Rapids, Michigan - 8:00 p.m. at HopCat – 25 Ionia Avenue SW #100. For further information please contact mi@girlspintout.com

Houston, Texas - 7:00 p.m. at The Flying Saucer – 705 Main St. For further information please contact tx@girlspintout.com

Indianapolis, Indiana - 8:00 p.m. at Mass Avenue Pub – 745 Massachusetts Ave. For further information please contact in@girlspintout.com

Minneapolis, Minnesota - 7:00 p.m. at Muddy Waters – 2933 Lyndale Ave South. For further info please contact mn@girlspintout.com

Raleigh, North Carolina - 7:00 p.m. at Tasty Beverage – 327 W. Davie Street. For further information please contact nc@girlspintout.com Tucson, Arizona - 5:00 p.m. at Tap & Bottle – 403 N 6th Ave. For further information please contact az@girlspintout.com

New York City, New York -6:30 p.m. at Alewife – 5-14 51st Avenue, Long Island City. For info, please contact ny@girlspintout.com

 

A casual conversation between New Belgium Brewing and beer industry writer Jennifer Litz of Craft Business Daily has resulted in a rare, one-off beer based on the flavor profile of a classic gin & tonic cocktail. Made with quinine and lime, Litz and New Belgium’s collaborative “Sin & Tonic” will be simultaneously tapped at eight bars across the country on Wednesday, October 23, starting at 8:00 p.m. EST. Girls’ Pint Out, a group dedicated to fostering women’s appreciation of craft beer, will host the events and New Belgium CEO and co-founder Kim Jordan will join via live streaming video.

Jennifer Litz, who traveled to New Belgium to brew Sin & Tonic on the brewery’s 10-barrel pilot system, will also join the event online.

“New Belgium was one of the first craft breweries that blew my socks off with seriously quirky and innovative brews,” said Litz. “So when we started chatting about a collaboration beer, I knew they’d be up for something completely different – like a craft take on a gin & tonic. I think the end result really tastes a little like a gin & tonic and a lot like beer. It’s definitely different. And I hope it glows in the dark.”

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10 Oct

4 Colorado Beers to Buy While Attending GABF

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While attending GABF you should take advantage of some special Colorado beer releases to take back with you to your friends and family. I’m pretty positive they will be forever greatful.

Crooked Stave Brewery – Origins Batch 2

Origins is a barrel aged burgundy sour. I couldn’t find a detailed description and haven’t tried it yet, but it gets very high ratings.

Best place to pick this up is at Crooked Stave Brewery. Also available in limited quantities at liquor stores such as Mr. B’s and Mile High Wine and Spirits.

Great Divide – Fresh Hop

Fresh Hop is a labor of love meant to be enjoyed today. Brewed in the fall with wet, whole cone hops from the Pacific Northwest, Fresh Hop is the embodiment of seasonality. Don’t age it. Keep it cold. Drink it now. Savoring this delightful pale ale during harvest season ensures that its unparalleled grassy, citrus hop brilliance will remain uncompromised.

Best place to pick this up is at Great Divide Brewery. Also available at liquor stores such as Mr. B’s and Mile High Wine and Spirits.

Avery – Rumpkin

We wondered what would happen if a monstrous pumpkin ale, plump full of spicy gourdiness, were aged in fine fresh rum barrels to add suggestions of delicate oak and candied molasses. Rumpkin is what happened! This first member of the Annual Barrel-Aged Series was brewed with roasted pumpkins from a local Boulder County farm, and spiced with nutmeg, cinnamon, and ginger.

Very limited quantities remaining however you can pick it up at Highland Wine and Liquor at 10 AM on Friday during their special GABF release or they have 1 case left at Mayfair Liquors.

New Belgium – Le Terroir

Le Terroir is a french term meaning “of the earth.” Used to reference the environmental conditions that affect the brew, we like to think about the terroir of our foeders. These wooden barrels age our sour beer in varying temperatures, humidity, and vibrations. The terroir of New Belgium, so to speak. Add in another variable by dry-hopping with peachy, mango-like Amarillo hops, and we created a beer that changes every time we brew it.

You can find this at Highland Wine and Liquor.

All of these beers with the exception of Fresh Hops are limited in quantities. They are special releases and most produced only once a year. I would recommend calling ahead to the liquor stores. You can find their contact info below. Cheers!

Crooked Stave Brewery and Taproom @the Source, 3350 Brighton Blvd, Denver, CO. 80216

Great Divde Brewing Company, 2201 Arapahoe St, Denver, CO 80205
(303) 296-9460

Mr. B’s, 2101 Market St, Denver, CO 80205
(303) 295-6727

Mile High Wine and Spirits, 435 S Vance St Lakewood, CO 80226
(303) 936-0272

Highlands Wine and Liquor, 4650 W. 38th Ave, Denver, Colorado 80212
(303) 327-4975

Mayfair Liquors, 1385 Krameria St, Denver, CO 80220
(303) 322-0810

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08 Oct

GPO Heads to GABF!

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imagesRepresenting the largest collection of beer in the US, GABF brings folks from across the country – world even, to 3 days in Denver, CO  this coming weekend to taste beer, meet brewers, make friends and find the next best beer. Last week, Holly gave us a list of events to check out with Girls’ Pint Out, but we’ve got Girls’ headed out from several states, find us and have a pint!

 

 

 

Lara PearsonLara Pearson
San Antonio Girls’ Pint Out
Instagram: @girlspintout
Twitter: @SanAntonioGPO
Blog: blog.girlspintout.com
Facebook: San Antonio Girls’ Pint Out
lara@girlspintout.com

 

Jenn LitzJenn Litz
New York Girls’ Pint Out
Instagram - girlspintout
Twitter: @craftbuisinessdaily
Blog: blog.girlspintout.com
Facebook: NY Girls’ Pint Out
jenn@girlspintout.com

Jenn is a craft beer trade reporter by day at Craft Business Daily and new GPO New York City head by night. She’s been with Girls Pint Out since the beginning.

Emily AlfordEmily Alford
Kansas City, MO Girls’ Pint Out

Instagram - ejalford
Untapped – Emily A
Twitter: @MsDuckLovesBeer
Blog: duckslovebeer.com
Facebook: Kansas City GPO
emily@girlspintout.com

Wife and mother of two girls who has loved craft beer since college.  I started a beer blog with my husband a couple years ago and love to share our appreciation and knowledge of the craft beer industry to anyone willing to listen.

Holly ElkinsHolly Elkins
Colorado Girls’ Pint Out
Instagram - girlspintout
Twitter: @COGirlsPintOut
Blog: blog.girlspintout.com
Facebook: Colorado Girls’ Pint Out
holly@girlspintout.com

It all started with a Fat Tire 7 years ago. Moving from SFL I thought I knew of all the wonderful things living in the state of Colorado offered. What I didn’t know what a big business brewing beer in Colorado was. And now I share my new found passion of craft beer with other like-minded women. Organizing this group provides the opportunity to become involved in the craft beer community, develop new friendships and broadening our knowledge and love for BEER.

Alyssa MedinaAlyssa Medina
Arizona Girls’ Pint Out
Instagram - lucklys
Twitter: @azgirlspintout
Blog: blog.girlspintout.com
Facebook: Arizona Girls’ Pint Out
alyssa@fourpeaks.com
A desert-dwelling beer drinker from the midwest, I am currently the Beer Outreach + Social Media Manager at Four Peaks Brewing Company, a leader with local women’s beer education group, Arizona Girls’ Pint Out (website), and an active member of the Arizona beer community.

Cynthia CroweCynthia Crowe
Tennessee Girls’ Pint Out
Instagram - tenncyn
Twitter: @MemphisGPO
Blog: hoppyeverafter.wordpress.com
Facebook: Memphis Girls’ Pint Out
cynthia@girlspintout.com
I’m a Korean-born, Canadian-American raised, University of Tennessee alumna. I’m a photographer in my own right, a Saved By The Bell trivia expert, and I’ve been told my handwriting should be a font. I love BBQ, college football, and of course, craft beer. My homebrewing boyfriend has certainly helped contribute to my love of craft beer, but I’ve always been a fan of trying new and different beers. I enjoy all styles, but I’m the definition of a hop head — the hoppier the better, IMO.

Jeanna Graham

Jeanna Graham
Instagram - girlspintout
Twitter: @sacgirlspintout
Blog: blog.girlspintout.com
Facebook: Sacramento Girls’ Pint Out
jeanna@girlspintout.com

Mother to two great kids. Own a brewery in Sac. Tap room manager. Now on to heading a chapter of Girls Pint Out in Sacramentp!

 

Tara AlcureTara Alcure
Instagram: @misstarabale
Twitter: @MNGirlsPintOut
Blog: blog.girlspintout.com
Facebook: Minnesota Girls’ Pint Out
talcure@girlspintout.com
My whole life has revolved around beer. My family owned and operated a beer distributor that was founded in 1924 and sold it in 2012. I am the craft beer brand manager for J.J. Taylor Distributing of MN. My Husband works for New Belgium Brewing. Beer is all I know! Oh and I have a lot of tattoos.

 

 

 

 

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07 Oct

News, Events and Catching Up

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Picture5 It’s been a while since we posted one of these, but I felt like it’s needed after taking an online inventory of our social media. When Girls’ Pint Out started almost 4 years ago, I don’t think Tamre or myself thought it would grow to be this monster that it is now, but I’m proud of it. In the past 12 months, we’ve added a couple dozen chapters and managed to gain great followers(we love you all!). I wanted to post a run down of our active chapters and say thanks to all the girls helping to make GPO a great brand. We have such a great team of bloggers, event promoters and planners who make this work. To that, I say, Cheers, Girls’! images

Girls’ Pint Out at GABF Each chapter has a handful of events coming up that you can find on their Facebook page. We also have a great group of ladies heading out to GABF this week with swag! We’ll post info on that tomorrow – so check back if you’re heading to Great American Beer Festival in Denver this week. We’d love to meet you! Holly has a list of events here that you can check out if you’ll be there.

Sin and Chronic with New Belgium Brewing Earlier this summer, co-founder Jenn Litz of Craft Business Daily, a publication for beer suppliers, distributors and retailers, brewed a collaboration with New Belgium Beer called Sin and Chronic. It’s a unique take on a gin and tonic beer cocktail with Sorachi Ace hops, juniper and citrus spice-blend. We’re hosting a Google Hangout with several chapters who’ll be enjoying the brew across the US on October 23rd. We’ll post more info as it comes to us and let you know where you can find it in your state!

Cards Against Humanity Contest Want to win a set of Cards Against Humanity? Love Girls’ Pint Out? It’s easy! Just enter our contest – really, it’s that easy.

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Find your local chapter, tell your girlfriends, sisters, wives, etc and come have a pint with us! Stay in the loop with our mailing list and like our pages for news!

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