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.