The Herkimer Pub and Brewery Hosts the Twin Cities’ Largest “Women in Beer” Panel

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Eight Female Movers & Shakers Will Discuss The Business of Brewing on September 17th from 6pm to 9 p.m.

Tickets – $30 (plus tax)

WomenInBeerVersion4The beer business has long been a male dominated culture, but more women are leading the charge in this exploding industry as the love for craft beer continues to soar in the U.S. On Thursday, September 17th, some of Minnesota’s most influential women in brewing will discuss the state of the industry for females, both nationally and locally, as part of a spirited panel discussion at The Herkimer Pub and Brewery in Minneapolis.
These trailblazers will share their insights into how they broke into a predominately “boys only” club; the challenges they face; whether there’s a glass ceiling and the best ways to break through it. Guests will get a better appreciation of the region’s network of beer women and their important role in the field.

Panelists include:
Deb Loch: Brewer/owner, Urban Growler, St. Paul — The first exclusively female-owned brewery in MN.
Laura Mullen: Co-owner, Bent Paddle Brewing Co., Duluth, and former Coordinator, MN Craft Brewers Guild.
Kelsi Moffitt: Operations Director, Better Beer Society, Minneapolis, and Co-Leader of Barley’s Angels MN.
Tara Alcure: Upper Midwest Regional Sales Manager, Green Flash Brewing (San Diego) and Co-founder of the Pink Boots Society MN.
Jacquie Berglund: Founder and CEO, Finnegans Beer, Minneapolis —The first brewery in the world to donate 100% of their profits towards ending hunger.
Amanda Buhman: Events Coordinator, One Simple Plan, MN Craft Brewers Guild.
Rachel Anderson: Co-founder & Director of Marketing, Indeed Brewing Company, Minneapolis
Rita Skamser-O’Neil: General Manager & Cicerone Certified Beer Server, The Herkimer Pub and Brewery, Minneapolis
The panel will be moderated by East Coast-based journalist Tara Nurin. Tara is a nationally published food & travel writer, women-in-beer columnist, BJCP judge and Certified Beer Server. The former TV reporter also co-hosts a TV beer show and is an educator specializing in beer-and-chocolate pairings. She runs New Jersey’s Barley’s Angels chapter and volunteers as historian for the Pink Boots Society.
The panel coincides with a kick-off celebration for the launch of a new Minnesota chapter of the Pink Boots Society. The mission of PBS is to empower women beer professionals to advance their careers in the beer industry by providing educational workshops and scholarships. Twenty percent of tickets sales will benefit the Pink Boots Society’s Scholarship fund. Volunteers are being provided by Barley’s Angels MN.
Tickets cost $30 plus tax and will include beer samples and passed hors d’oeuvres.

The Herkimer Pub & Brewery is located at 2922 Lyndale Avenue South.
To learn more about The Herkimer Pub & Brewery, visit

Pumpkins by Phihl Markel

Celebrate Rogue Agri-Fermenter’s Dinner

Rogue Harvest Dinner

The hops have been picked, stripped, sorted, kilned, cooled and baled.
The pumpkins have been harvested, chopped, and roasted in pizza ovens.
The jalapenos have been hand-picked and smoked.
The barley has been reaped, threshed and winnowed.
The marionberries have been trained and the honeybees have hunkered down.

Return to the original location of the very first Barley’s Angels gathering in 2011 and celebrate the Rogue Farms Harvest with us! Eat and drink your way through this year’s bounty, learning about each beer and spirit Rogue grew for each course.

Updated menu:

Halibut Ceviche
Paired with Wet Hop Ale

Rogue Brewmaster John Maier selected Yaquina hops from the harvest at Rogue Farms for this year’s Wet Hop Ale, and the bright hop flavor really shines through. Enjoy the freshest possible tastes of Oregon terroir, from both land and sea with this pairing.

Smoked Salmon Stuffed Mushroom
Paired with Pumpkin Patch Ale

Per Mother Nature, our pumpkins ripened early with the summer heat wave, so we hand-picked them, drove 77 miles to the brewery, where we chopped, roasted, and brewed them to make our Pumpkin Patch Ale slightly ahead of schedule. Celebrate the harvest and enjoy the flavors of fall from foragers, fermenters and fishermen.

Ancho-Cayenne-Coffee Rubbed Flank Steak
Paired with a Boiler Maker made with Chipotle Ale and Whiskey

Grow ’em and smoke ’em if you got ’em! We grow and smoke our own Chipotle peppers to add a little kick to our Chipotle Ale and Whiskey, which will bring a little heat to this pairing. Who says you can’t grow jalapenos in Oregon? Dare. Risk. Dream.

Marionberry sorbet
Paired with Marionberry Braggot

We grow our own marionberries next to our 7,140,289 honeybees that provide our honey; a taste of the sweet side of the Wigrich Appellation terroir.

  • Where: Rogue Distillery & Public House [map],
    1339 NW Flanders St., Portland, OR 97209 | Ph 503-933-4105
  • When: Saturday, September 19, 2015 at 5 pm
  • Women only – Sorry fellas, but please enjoy a beer and food in the restaurant while we gals explore.
  • Tickets: $25 available here:
Horse Thief Hollow

Horse Thief Hollow Beer Dinner

Horse Thief HollowBarley’s Angels Chicago Dinner

Join  us on Thursday, September 17 with transportation included!

We are excited to head to Horse Thief Hollow in Beverly Thursday, September 17 for a three course beer dinner! From the award-winning brews to the Southern-inspired food made from scratch, Barley’s Angels are in for a great evening of fun, education and, of course, delicious beers.

Because of the challenging location for Northsiders, Barley’s Angels has booked a bus that will leave from The Bar on Buena at 6 p.m. to arrive at the Beverly neighborhood brewery for the 7 p.m. dinner. Transportation will also be provided back to The Bar on Buena after the event (depart Horse Thief around 9 p.m.) The bus will be BYOB—bring your favorite brew to share with the crew (or to keep for yourself, whatever you prefer!)

For those who prefer to take care of their own transportation, a separate ticket price is offered that doesn’t include the price of the bus.


TICKETS: $50 with transportation, $30 without transportation.

Purchase tickets here: http://www.brownpapertickets. com/event/2200632

For more information, visit our Facebook event page.

Horse Thief Hollow
10426 S. Western Ave.
Chicago, IL 60643

Rogue Ales & Spirits

Rogue Ales with Chef Matthew McCalmont



Salmon Stuffed Mushrooms

Rogue Halibut Ceviche

Dinner at Rogue Distillery and Public House

Rogue's Chef Matthew McCalmont has planned a wondrous journey of surf, turf, and orchard flavors for Barley's Angels return to where it all began. Chef Matthew will guide us in a friendly casual setting where we will discuss the simple yet classic techniques he uses to prepare dishes with Rogue beer, mead, and cider.

Women are invited to join us at Rogue Distillery & Public House for this social gathering and salon style conversation. We've given Chef complete creative license and this is what he's serving:

  • Halibut Ceviche made and paired with Issaquah Brewhouse's White Frog
  • Smoked Salmon Stuffed Mushrooms (mini Portabellas) Made and paired with Morimoto Imperial Pilsner
  • Ancho/Cayenne/Coffee rubbed flank steak. Marinated in and paired with Rogue Farms Fresh Roast
  • Marionberry-Basil Sorbet Made with Rogue Farms 19 Original Colonies Mead. Paired with Rogue Fruit Salad Cider

Join us!

  • Where: Rogue Distillery & Public House [map]
    1339 NW Flanders St., Portland, Oregon 97209 
    Phone. 503-222-5910
  • When: Saturday, 19 September 2015 at 5pm
  • Tickets: $25.00, available here. (

We'll socialize a bit as you arrive and get settled. I expect we'll begin serving between 5:15 and 5:30.  Plan on about 2 hours. The duration may vary as our conversations develop. I look forward to meeting you!

Chef Matthew McCalmont, Rogue AlesChef Matthew McCalmont began having fun with food at age 12 when friends called him Chef-Boy-R-Matty. In the course of his career he apprentice with Master Chef Robert "Bob" Murray, and has served as Executive Chef at the Marriott. Currently Chef Matthew crafts culinary specialties for Rogue Ales. Chef lives in Portland Oregon with his wife and son.