Saturday, December 24, 2011

Hoppy Holidays!

Beer ladies! I wanted to take a moment to wish you all a wonderful holiday! Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah, happy whatever-it-is-you-celebrate! Enjoy your friends and family and holiday beers.

On January 12th at 7pm, we will be having a planning meeting at Hough's. You all are welcome to attend as this is your club, too. We do now have a core planning committee, but value everyone's input.

While we figure out which venue/brewery will be next, we may have a tasting at TheBeerHive at the end of January. They contacted me about perhaps having something at their location. Hey, it's a great place and the events are free. Some possible options for the beginning of the year are Hough's, Barley's & Hop's, D's, Bocktown, Draai Laag Brewery and others.

Cheers! See you all next year!

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Rogue Brewery Tasting

Our next event will be at The BeerHive (2117 Penn Avenue Pittsburgh, PA 15222) in Strip District from 7:00pm to 9pm on Saturday, November 19th! The event will take place on the 2nd floor and will involve a tasting of five different beers from Rogue Brewery. A representative from Fuhrer will introduce each beer. The samples will come in individual 7 ounce bottles. You can't find them anywhere else in the city! This will be a free event! Thank you, The BeerHive!

The beers are:
Rogue YSB
Old Crustacean
Imperial IPA
Rogue McScotch
Imperial Stout

All 5 of these beers are being discontinued in Pittsburgh! So these are the last remaining bottles in the city!

Also, Fuhrer will be purchasing 20 drafts of the Rogue Chipotle from The Beer Hive, as a gift to the Pittsburgh Beer Ladies! Thank you, Fuhrer! This event is going to be awesome!

Click here to RSVP. Cheers!

Monday, October 3, 2011

Hofbrauhaus Brewery Tour & Beer Tasting

Our next event will be Wednesday, October 26th at 7pm at Hofbrauhaus in South Side Works. The event will include a 20 minute brewery tour and a tasting of four of their regular beers plus a seasonal. The tour will be lead by either Sean (assistant brewer) or Ed (head brewer). They will introduce each sampling and include a description of the beer plus the brewing process. The cost of this event is $5 per person. Cheers!

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Six Point Brewery Tasting

Our next event will be at the Beer Hive (2117 Penn Avenue Pittsburgh, PA 15222) in Strip District at 7:30pm on Friday, September 30th! The event will take place on the 2nd floor and will involve a tasting of beer from Six Point Brewery. Michelle from Vecenie will introduce each beer. This is a free tasting! Thank you, Beer Hive!

The beers are:
Six Point Bengali Tiger - IPA
Six Point Righteous Ale - Rye Ale
Six Point Sweet Action - Part Pale Ale, Wheat, and Cream Ale
Six Point The Crisp - Lager.

Click here to RSVP. Cheers!

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

September Event: Rivertowne Pour House

Our September event will be at the Rivertowne Pour House in Monroeville at 7pm on Wednesday, September 7th! I've reserved their banquet room and arranged for a tasting of 6 of their beers. Just like Sharp Edge, their beverage director will introduce each beer. Please feel free to order off the menu. I can tell you the food there is quite good and I will be eating :)

The Rivertowne Pour House currently has 19 beers on tap. It is a brewery for those of you who are not familiar with them. Please visit for more information on the beer, menu, etc. The fee for this event will be $12 per person. The six beers we'll be tasting are:
1. Babbling Blonde
2. Old Wylie's IPA
3. Shepherds Scottish Ale
4. Rivertowne Lager
5. Whit-o-maker
6. A seasonal mystery beer

Click here to RSVP. Cheers!

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

September Event: Gullifty's

This event was cancelled. We may reschedule it at a later date.

This event is sure to be an exciting one! The manager, Joel Hollies, will be arranging for us a delicious buffet of appetizers, cheeses and deserts paired with, of course, five or six great beers. The cost per person for this event will be $25. For those of you who are not familiar with Gullifty's, their website is

We've just nailed down the date for this event and the general details. More complete information will be posted soon. Click here to RSVP.

Date: September 8, 2011
Time: 7pm - 9pm
Place: Gullifty's
1922 Murray Ave
Pittsburgh, PA 15217

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

International IPA Day

As many of you already know, August 4th has been declared International IPA Day. Let's all get together and raise our pints to celebrate one of our most beloved styles. Fatheads has tapped Head Hunter IPA (which is scrumptious), as well as many others. Raise your glass and toast your favorite IPA.

Where: Fatheads, 1805 East Carson Street
When: 7pm
This is a pay-as-you-go event.

For more information on International IPA Day, visit​/post/7346225620/announcin​g-international-ipaday-a-s​ocial-celebration.

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

August Event: Sharp Edge Creekhouse

Our August event will be at the Sharp Edge Creekhouse in Crafton. This event will involve a beer tasting of 6 varieties with a cost of $10 per person. It will be hosted by their Beverage Director who will give a background on the beer and a description of what the beer is. Another bonus, I've reserved the out door deck :) Those who wish to also have dinner, feel free to order off the menu. Cheers! To RSVP, click here.

These are the beers that will be used for the tasting.
1) Victory Summer Love
2) Sierra Nevada Glissade
3) Palm Speciale
4) Oskar Blues Mama's Little Yellow Pils
5) Young's XX Chocolate
6) Wittekerke Framboise

Friday, June 10, 2011

List of Suggestions from 1st Event

So ladies, I've compiled the list of suggestions from our first event. They are in no particular order:
  • Beer dinner at Gullifty's (working on this one, thank you, Michelle Reid)
  • Rent a bus and do a "pub crawl"
  • Have Sarah K Hoffman's hubby talk on the history of beer
  • Brewery tour at Full Pint Brewing
  • Lobby to get Intercourse Brewery distributed in Pittsburgh
  • Sharp Edge in Shadyside (and other locations)
  • Sharp Edge Penn Bistro (new one)
  • North Country Brewing in Slippery Rock
  • Bocktown
  • Blue Canoe Brewing (Titusville)
  • Sprague Farm Brewing (Cambridge Springs)
  • Rustbelt Brewing (Youngstown)
  • Vintage Estates (Boardman)
  • D's Monroeville/Regent Square
  • East End Brewery (working on this one...probably in Sept)
  • Rivertowne in Monroeville (working on this one)
  • Hough's in Greenfield (brewing on premise soon)
  • Fat Heads
  • Someone had a question about whether to eat before hand. Good question. If an event includes food, a menu will be in the description.

If I've missed a suggestion or you have another, please feel free to drop me a line. Cheers!

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Details for Church Brew Works Event

Date & Time:
Wednesday, July 13, 2011/6PM-8PM

Brewery Tour
Beer/Food Sampling
Logo Pint Glass

$20 Per Person (plus tax & gratuity)

Menu/Beer Pairing:
Saffron Poached Shrimp w/Quinoa Salad – Ambrosia Ale
Crab & Corn Salad – Confessional K├Âlsch
Beef Tenderloin Crostini – Pious Monk Dunkel
Cajun Risotto Fritters – ThunderHop IPA
German Chocolate Cupcake – Rotating Stout

Monday, May 30, 2011

July Event at Church Brew Works

Our July event will be Wednesday the 13th at Church Brew Works from 6pm to 8pm. The cost for the event will be $20 per person plus tax and gratuity. They have been kind enough to set up a brewery tour, tasting and food pairing menu for us that sounds absolutely heavenly! I'll post the details soon. There will be a limit of 20 people for this event due to the brewery tour involved.

Monday, May 9, 2011

A beer for all women

As it gets closer to our first event, I'm realizing I have my own vision for the Pittsburgh Beer Ladies; a group of smart women who are interested in trying new kinds of beer, learning about craft beer and, hopefully, supporting women in the beer industry, as well. This being said, without members, there would be no group so I would like your input. Why do you want to be part of this group? What do you hope to get out of it? This is a new venture and, to be honest, I'm not sure what to expect. Everyone attending will most likely have their own ideas about what the Pittsburgh Beer Ladies is or should be. I am very open to any ideas you might have and would also love to hear your thoughts on what we should do for future events.

As a reminder, our first event will be held on Friday, June 3 (7pm-9pm) at Penn Brewery. I just learned that Penn Brewery is a woman-owned business which makes it an even more apt place for our initial event. I am working with them now and hoping to get some sort of tasting set up for us. In the meantime, here are some things I'd like those of you attending or thinking of joining us to consider.

  • What do you want out of this group?
  • What would you like to see us do?
  • What kinds of beers are you interested in?
  • Is there a particular brewery you'd like us to feature?
  • What ideas might you have for future events?

I am very excited about the creation of this group and hopeful about its potential. Most of all, I am looking forward to seeing all of you. Some of you I have known for years. Others I have yet to meet. Thank you for being a part of this journey.

Thursday, May 5, 2011

New Brews

There's a relatively new brewery in Pittsburgh, Hop Yard Brewing Company. They are a nanobrewery in the Beaver Falls area. Might be a good option for a July event.

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Ok, ladies...let's get this party started!

Thanks to the wonderful inspiration of my friend, Colleen, I've created The Pittsburgh Beer Ladies. This is a group for women who love me! Right here, in the great city of Pittsburgh, we have brew pubs, breweries, great beer-focused bars and restaurants with amazing beer offerings. This club is intended to bring women together regularly to try new beers, pair them with different foods, and also to meet other smart women interested in beer and socializing.

For our first outing, I've chosen the Penn Brewery for two reasons. One, I haven't been there in forever. Two, why not? They've got good atmosphere and good beer. We'll meet Friday, June 3rd at 7pm. Please join us for a fun night out sampling beer and enjoy some great conversation! This outing is open to all. If I've missed anyone, please feel free to invite them and rsvp on Facebook.