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

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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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04 Oct

Cards Against Humanity and GPO – Contest!

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We love Cards Against Humanity. Appropriately titled “A card game for horrible people”, we immediately thought of a recurring event centered around the game for our naturally snarky, witty girls. We first held CAH/GPO at New Day Meadery in Indianapolis and I’m sure the neighbors could hear the roars of laughter coming from the backroom of the small but adorable local Meadery in Fountain Square. It was fun, the girls loved it, the staff had fun, and Tia asked us to come back…so we made it a regular thing.

So now, we want your input! We’ve made our own cards before and want to make some more – we’ve created this snazzy contest form with the help of Formstack and decided to give away some of the pint glasses we’ve had for a while. But you’ll have to tell us what you want on your own card! We’ll pick winners at random and probably won’t shut down the form for a while because you guys are so great, but we’ll definitely let you know when you’ve won. For every entry, even if you’re not a pint winner, we’ll send out a GPO sticker – good on glasses, dishwasher safe and not to mention – super cute. That’s not all. One lucky winner between now and October 31 is going to win a brand new set of Cards Against Humanity! That’s a $25 value but I guarantee – the laughs are priceless.

This contest isn’t specific to Indianapolis – our Girls’ in Long Island are hosting nights too! Keep an eye out in your city – this game is a ton of fun and what’s better than a little beer and a laid back night of playing cards?

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02 Oct

2013 Great American Beer Festival Events

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With the numerous events occurring the week of GABF here are some of my favorites that are offering something unique or rare and won’t cost you your life savings.

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SENSORY TRAINING 101 AT RACKHOUSE
6:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m.: GABF beer school at the Rackhouse Pub continues with professor Scott Kerkmans, one of the first certified cicerones, a lead judge at GABF and creator of Colorado Craft Beer Week. Kerkmans will cover palate development, flavor recognition, style guidelines and overall beer enjoyment. Tickets, $35 each,available here. http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/460565
Rackhouse Pub, 208 S Kalamath St, Denver, CO 80223

**Wednesday

CROOKED STAVE BOTTLE RELEASE
11 a.m.: Crooked Stave’s first bottle release at its new location at The Source, an artisan market in a former foundry building in Denver’s River North neighborhood. Featuring Batch 2 of its Origins Burgundy Sour. Six bottle limit.
The Source, 3350 Brighton Blvd, Denver, Colorado 80216

HOPS AND PIE TAPPINGS
11:30 a.m.: Miss out on tickets to Crooked Stave’s WTF!? Fest? Here’s a chance to check out breweries on the bill. Along with Crooked Stave, tappings from Jester King of Austin, Texas, St. Louis-based Perennial, Jolly Pumpkin of Dexter, Michigan and Prairie Artisan Ales of Tulsa.
Hops and Pie, 3920 Tennyson St, Denver, CO 80212

BEYOND THE BEER AT BATTERY 621
5 p.m.-midnight: Lots going on in this new event, presented by The Business of Fun and Crafting a Nation (the beer documentary) and hosted by John Gross, marketing director for Alamo Drafthouse Cinema. First, a panel discussion covering everything from beer to cycling and sustainable agriculture, featuring Dale Katechis of Oskar Blues, Davis Tucker of NXNW, Amanda Johnson King of Odell Brewing and Paul Evers of TBD Creative. Then 25 breweries will be pouring “select beer that cannot be found anywhere else in Denver during the week of GABF at any event.” Hmmm … a tall order. More details can be found here. http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/472567
Battery 621, 621 Kalamath St Denver, CO 80204

**Thursday

NEW BELGIUM/CIGAR CITY COLLABORATION TAPPING AT FRESHCRAFT
Noon: That’s right, New Belgium Brewing has collaborated with Tampa-based Cigar City Brewing, and brewers from each brewery will be at Freshcraft brewpub to tap their Lips of Faith series collaboration and more.
Freshcraft, 1530 Blake St. Unit A, Denver, CO 80202

HOOVES AND HOPS WITH ELEVATION BEER CO. AT OSTERIA MARCO
6 p.m.: As the name suggests, this will involve five pork dishes paired with beers from the kids in Poncha Springs. $45 per person before tax and tip, reservations at Osteria Marco, (303) 534-5855.
Osteria Marco, 1453 Larimer St, Denver, CO 80202

19TH ANNUAL WORLD BREWER’S FORUM
8 p.m.-midnight: Shut out of the opening GABF session? Head over to the Denver Marriott City Center for the 19th edition of The Keg Run Out Club’s World Brewer’s Forum, which is free and open to those of drinking age. This year’s speakers are Jeremy Cowan of Shmaltz Brewing and Colin Kaminski, brewmaster at Downtown Joe’s Brewery in Napa, Calif., and co-author of “Water: A Comprehensive Guide for Brewers.” Sample 19+ homebrews on tap. While the event is free, please RSVP to wbf@kroc.org.More info here. http://www.kroc.org/#!wbf/c1hir
Denver Marriott City Center, 1701 California St., Denver, CO 80202

**Friday

CIGAR CITY AT HOPS AND PIE
11:30 a.m.: Cigar City Brewing tapping. The popular Tampa brewery – normally unavailable in Colorado – returns with an intriguing lineup of Jai Alai IPA, Maduro Brown Ale, Marshal Zhukov Imperial Stout, Poblano Wit, Black Currant Berlinerweisse and Humidor Series Red Ale.
Hops and Pie, 3920 Tennyson St, Denver, CO 80212

DENVER BEER CO. BLOCK PARTY
3 p.m.-9 p.m.: Denver Beer Co. is closing down Platte Street for a big party with bands, food trucks and the pouring of four collaboration beers with Pizza Port Brewing (California), Rahr & Sons Brewing (Texas), Saranac (New York) and Telluride Brewing Co. (Colorado, duh).
Denver Beer Co., 695 Platte St, Denver, CO 80202

**Saturday

RIVER NORTH BREWERY EMPTY THE CELLAR PARTY
1-10 p.m.: RNB closes out GABF with a clean slate, and that means emptying the cellar. Anything barrel-aged or limited that’s been collecting dust in the cellar will be up for grabs, including Anniversary Ale #1, Barrel Reserve 2013, whiskey-aged Hello Darkness, Rum Barrel Quandary, B-Side Quandary and more.
River North Brewery, 2401 Blake St #1, Denver, CO 80205

FALLING ROCK TAP HOUSE
9 p.m.: Brewery Ommegang of Cooperstown, N.Y., taps two beers that sprung from an unorthodox collaboration with HBO taking inspiration from “Game of Thrones:” Take the Black Stout and the Iron Throne Blonde Ale.
10 p.m. Firestone Walker, known for pitch-perfect beers, has branched into sours with its Barrelworks project. The brewery will tap Agrestic, a double DBA inoculated with Brettanomyces, PNC Imperial Buckwheat Stout and Parabola Russian Imperial Stout.
11 p.m.: Traditional finale with New Belgium Brewing – barrel program beers and other vintage treats.
1919 Blake St, Denver, CO 80202

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26 Sep

GPO Hits NYC with Leading Local Ladies of Craft — And Hollaback!

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logo final2HollabackGirls Pint Out’s inaugural New York City event is coming to BROOKLYN BREWERY October 21st at 7:30 p.m.! The event will feature women (and their beers) in craft around The City, including leading ladies from SIXPOINT, KELSO, 508 GASTROBREWERY, Long Island newcomer MOUSTACHE BREWING CO. and, of course, BROOKLYN BREWERY. They’re bringing a full slate of exciting beers and their stories, from a brandy barrel aged brett saison to porters and pale ales. Tickets are $35; GET THEM HERE. Price includes a bevy of local beer tastings, Sigmund’s Pretzels and, importantly, CAKE. And it’s all going to a good cause.

We’re psyched about this event. It’s not just Girls Pint Out’s New York City debut. It’s not only the leading ladies of New York beer pouring awesome stuff for “girls” who love it. It’s also the official 8th birthday party for HOLLABACK!, a locally founded, now-global nonprofit dedicated to eradicating street harassment (and the night’s beneficiary). Stopping street harassment is a simple and important premise, but the group has a savvy, digital age solution: Smartphones. Members of Hollaback! turn the intimidation factor of street hecklers around by documenting, mapping, and sharing incidents of street harassment with the Hollaback! community. Genius.

We’re also excited to spread the word of Girls Pint Out to New York City. For this inaugural event, we’ve been telling local beer fans and outlets how the beer industry underindexes in the fairer sex (some estimates say females represent ~37% of craft drinkers and ~29% of craft volume). And how we strive to fill this gap via monthly educational and social events for and by women interested in craft beer, often with a charity beneficiary. It started in Indianapolis about 4 years ago; now Girls Pint Out has chapters in Texas, Massachusetts, North Carolina, Arizona, New York, Florida, Michigan and more. Sure, we love men! The point is, this is a girls night out with beer. For questions about ticket sales or other, please contact Jenn@beernet.com. Cheers!

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26 Sep

Support Girls’ Pint Out!

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So many times at events or festivals, we’re asked “what is Girls’ Pint Out, how do you girls make this happen?”

Simply put, it’s all with the help of folks like you! People who buy our t-shirts, stickers, mugs, and in general, support our groups by coming to events or helping spread the word. We couldn’t have made the past 3 years happen without you girls (and guys!). Below are a few ways that you can help us by supporting Girls’ Pint Out!

1003719_10151801640342354_280558126_nBuy a T-shirt ($15.00)
We’re placing an order this week to order some of our favorite Bella Dee-V T-shirts (ladies) and we’ll be adding a t-shirt for the gents soon as well. But for now, we’d love it if you placed an order to purchase one!  These are super comfortable t-shirts and our local printer The Brickshirt House is great with turnaround. They’re prewashed and they run pretty true to size – all our girls have loved them!
Buy a Sticker ($1.00)
Our friend Rob has been making the stickers you see on mugs and pint glasses for a while but we just got a new shipment of every color under the rainbow! They’re dishwasher safe and remove easily, if you need to take the girl off. I also like to tell folks that they’re carwash safe, because I’ve had one on my bumper since we got our first order – three years ago!

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Looking for a Girls’ Pint Out Hoodie or Tote bag? We’ve got them! We’ve also got men’s t-shirts, water bottles, tanks and t-shirts in our spreadshirt shop. Prices vary, but they’re all pretty reasonable.

 

Advertise with us!
Get your site or product in front of people – email us for more information info@girlspintout.com
As always, we appreciate your support online. You can find us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, Flickr, Google+ and through your local chapter.

 

Cheers!

 

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23 Sep

CANvitational (Giveaway!)

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eventlogoYou know what I love about Indianapolis? The innovators. The movers and shakers and people making things happen for Indy. Sun King Brewing is no exception. Their creativity with the beer they’re making never stops surprising me and  I’ve been looking forward to the inaugural CANvitational since early this summer when I first heard about it.

What is CANvitational?
Put simply, it’s a craft beer festival – for cans. Taking place Saturday, September 28th in Indianapolis, we’ll see over 30 craft breweries from across the country – many of which don’t currently distribute to Indianapolis. Why a craft beer CAN festival? A good question, but why not? More brewers are opting to can rather than bottle because of the benefits.

Cans are cheaper to produce and ultimately better for the environment, so why not celebrate it? Cans preserve the beer better than a glass bottle, which lets light in. They’re easier to move, ship and distribute and aluminum cools a beer down quicker than a bottle which means you get to drink it quicker!

Who’s going to be at CANvitational?
Showcasing 30+ craft brewers from across the country, CANvitational has some beer you probably haven’t been able to get in the Midwest, maybe even a few beers you haven’t heard of! Head on over to the CANvitational website for a rundown of the breweries who’ll be around Saturday, or check out their sites below.

Sun King Brewery Indianapolis, IN
21st Amendment Brewery San Francisco, CA
Arcadia Brewing Company Battle Creek, MI
Avery Brewing Company Boulder, CO
Baxter Brewing Co. Lewiston, ME
Blue Dog Mead Eugene, OR
Boston Beer Company Boston, MA
Brewery Vivant Grand Rapids, MI
Brooklyn Brewery Brooklyn, NY
Cigar City Brewing Tampa, FL
DC Brau Washington, DC
Great Crescent Brewery Aurora, IN
Half Acre Beer Company Chicago, IL
Lexington Brewing & Distilling Lexington, KY
Marble Brewery Albuquerque, NM
Maui Brewing Lahaina, HI
Morgan Street Brewery St. Louis, MO
New Belgium Brewing Fort Collins, CO
Oskar Blues Brewery Lyons, CO
Revolution Brewing Chicago, IL
SanTan Brewing Company Chandler, AZ
Schlafly Beer St. Louis, MO
Sierra Nevada Chico, CA
Sixpoint Brewery Brooklyn, NY
Ska Brewing Durango, CO
Sockeye Brewing Boise, ID
Surly Brewing Company Minneapolis, MN
Tallgrass Brewing Company Manhattan, KS
Tin Man Brewing Co. Evansville, IN
Two Brothers Brewing Company Warrenville, IL
West 6th Brewing Company Lexington, KY

Looking for a ticket? You can enter to win a set of General Admission tickets by telling us which beer you’re most looking forward to at CANvitational – just leave us a note here on our blog.. or snag your early entry or DD tickets through the links below. We’ll choose someone Wednesday evening and announce the lucky winner Thursday morning on our Facebook page (so make sure to get your mouse clikin’ and like our page!)

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The Sun King CANvitational will take place in the heart of the Midwest – Indianapolis, IN.  Located on Georgia Street, known for the Super Bowl XLVI festivities, and newly renovated Pan Am Plaza, the CANvitational is set to showcase 30+ craft breweries from around the county who CAN.
 

On Saturday, September 28th, 2013, the inaugural CANvitational will enlighten patrons to sample craft beer from award winning breweries from across the USA, enjoy local Indy eats provided by food trucks and music (DJ Helicon and DJ Action Jackson), in an urban downtown atmosphere.

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11 Sep

Cooking With Beer, Featuring Brooklyn Brewery

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Little known fact: a few years ago I had a part time (seasonal) job at the Gap in Harvard Square. I had been a Gap Inc employee on and off since I was a teenager and to this day, my denim is folded perfectly. I was on a break in the back room when someone came over the walkie and said “Jody Adams is in the building.” VIP alert, people! You may know Jody Adams from my other true love, Bravo TV/Top Chef Masters, but as a Boston girl, I know her from Trade and Rialto, two incredible restaurants. Do I have to tell you how excited I was to hear about this upcoming cooking class with Jody featuring Brooklyn Brewery? Probably not.

 

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The class is coming up on October 27th and held at Rialto. It begins with coffee and scones (thank you from the caffeine addict) and then the cooking demo begins. Brooklyn brews will both be paired with and used as an ingredient in the dishes. When we asked Jody about pairing with beers, she said “this time of year the cooler temperatures and hearty food stand up really well to beer. Hops are bitter, which help to cut the richness in fattier foods. They’re also great for a fruit & beer pairing.” Agreed. Yes, we can pair wine until the cows come home, but beer pairings can be really wonderful and complimentary. Trust me, we’ve done some research.

 

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A sneak peak of the menu is below. Hope to see you there!

Steamed Clams and Beer-Batter Mussel Fritters with shallots, bay leaves, pancetta and greens

Polenta and Sausage with grapes and green tomatoes

Beer Granita with chocolate molasses stout cookies

 

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06 Sep

Long Island GPO’s Craft Beer 101!

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On August 28th, a bunch of girls from Long Island, NY got together for a informative beer tasting, and also the chapter’s first meet up in over a year!

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When brainstorming on what we should do to jump start LI GPO back into action, Lauri and I felt that a Craft Beer 101 event would be the best bet – let’s get the ladies together to have some brews, but learn about them as well.

Hoptron Brewtique was our gracious host, and Lauri gave an informative session – not only about the beers we were tasting, but how to taste (much like a wine tasting) and also a basic background on how beer is brewed. The ladies were uber impressed by her knowledge!

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We had a great selection of beers to learn about, and most of the flight were local to Long Island, if not NY state.

Also, did you know that a beer must be brewed with barley, or else it’s not legally a beer? Crazy what we learned!

The lovely owners of Hoptron, Amanda and Sue, even took us on a tour of their homebrew shop and everyone was stoked at the idea of a GPO homebrewing day (Oct 19! Mark your calendars!)

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