Spice it Up with JXN Barley’s Angels

Sombra Mexican KitchenHi ladies! For May’s meeting we are spicing it up and heading over to Sombra Mexican Kitchen in Ridgeland, MS on Tuesday, May 12th 6 – 8pm.

We will have two different craft beers to sample along with food pairings for each one. Capital City Beverages, Inc., will be supplying the beer and Derek Nelson, Craft Beer Manager, will be teaching us all about the selections.

This is an open invite to all ladies that love or want to learn more about craft beer. So come alone or bring a friend. It’s going to be a good time. See y’all then!

$6.00 Members
$8.00 Non-Members

Remember your ID. Must be 21+ to attend. (Cash or Credit)

https://www.facebook.com/events/1421690204802475/

Chapter Founders Group Meeting / Phonecall

Phone-CallBarley’s Angels Colorado’s founder Deb Cameron has offered to organize a networking event for Chapter Organizers. If you’d be interested in such an event, please consider completing a short poll about preferences for an event (just 8 questions and your answers will remain confidential). The survey is here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/BG53YBZ

Let’s also revisit the idea of a conference call. Would your preference be a regularly scheduled call, conference video , an annual, in-person event, or all of the above? If you’re interested in a call, email barleysangelscolorado.com

Women in Beer-Pike Brewing Co

Women in Beer at Pike Brewing

Women in Beer-Pike Brewing CoJOIN US AT THE FOURTH ANNUAL WOMEN IN BEER EVENT @ PIKE BREWING COMPANY

This year’s event will take place Monday May 11, 2015 (6-9 pm). This is a food and beer tasting event, open to the general public (women encouraged, men welcome!). We will be celebrating women in beer: drinking beer, spirit and wine brewed by women, and tasting food created and cooked by women-owned businesses.

barleys_angels_logo_square-smBarley’s Angels Seattle has been invited again this year to take part in this amazing event. Several home-brewing Angels will be offering up their home brew. We will also share a table with The Pink Boots Society, which is where Barley’s Angels first originated from. How ironic?!

TICKETS CAN BE PURCHASED FOR $35 HERE:
WIB2015.BROWNPAPERTICKETS.COM

Beers We Will Be Offering:

  • Manolo Ipa – Brewed By Courtney Merino
  • Jalapeno Summer Ale – Brewed By Valerie Myers
  • Ziggy Spacedust Session Ipa – Brewed By Bri Dotson
  • Chipotle Pepper Ale & Lilac Blonde Ale, Brewed With Purple Lilac Blossoms – Brewed By Annie Johnson, Master Brewer At Picobrew

FEATURING:
Airways Brewing, Andaluca, Balleywood Creamery, Beecher’s Handmade Cheese, Brave Horse Tavern, Brovo Spirits, Chuckanut Brewery, Copperworks Distillery, Downtown Spirits, Evolve Truffles, Finnriver Cider, Fremont Brewing, Full Throttle Bottles, Gelatiamo, Glendale Shepherd Cheese, Grand Central Bakery, Hale’s Brewery, Heritage Distilling, Iggy’s Foods, Luv Macarons, Mt. Townsend Creamery, Naked City Brewery, North Sound Brewing, Peddler Brewing, Pike Brewing, Populuxe Brewing, Propolis Brewing, Schooner Exact Brewery, Sidetrack Distillery, Simple & Crisp, Sky River Brewing, Some Like It Tot, Spinnaker Bay Brewing, Stoup Brewing, Taylor Shellfish, Tease Chocolates, That Brown Girl Cooks!, Tieton Cider Works, Willapa Hills.

Pike Brewing Company will be serving two limited-release beers at Women in Beer- Pike Morning After Pale, brewed just for this event and the Pike Unite Red Ale, which was brewed on International Women’s Collaborative Brew Day. Tickets are $35.00 and include 10 drink tokens and unlimited tastes. Tickets in advance at WIB2015.brownpapertickets.com and at the door if still available.
Please note – this event is for ages 21+

Guinness Perfect Pour Class

Guinness Perfect Pour Class

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Mickey’s Irish Pub in Waukee pours more Guinness than any other bar in the state, so Barley’s Angels Greater Des Moines is teaming up with them to celebrate this historic beer.

Ashley Guillaume from Iowa Beverage Systems along with Andy and Amy Walsh from Mickey’s Irish Pub Waukee will teach you the history of Guinness and how to pour your own perfect pint.

Keep the glass, compliments of Iowa Beverage Systems! And if you purchase you ticket by March 16th, they’ll etch your name onto it.

Stick around after the event for snacks and socializing with other craft-beer loving women, and take advantage of $1 off all beers all afternoon.

Online ticket sales through Friday, March 20 at 10 p.m. This is a women-only event. Must be 21+. Valid ID required.

Sunday, March 22
Two sessions: 2:00 p.m. & 3:00 p.m.
Mickey’s Irish Pub – Waukee, IA
50 SE Laurel St, Waukee, Iowa 50263
Price: $10, At Door: $15
https://tikly.co/events/436

Girl Scout Cookies & Beer

Girl Scout Cookie & Beer Pairing with Chef Cleetus Friedman

Girl Scout Cookies & Beer

Special Pairing with Fountainhead’s Executive Chef

It’s Girls Scout Cookie Time in Chicago! You know you love them and you love beer, so…let’s put them together! Barley’s Angels Chicago is excited to announce its March meeting—Girl Scout Cookie & Beer Pairing at Fountainhead! The event will take place on Monday, March 23 from 7-9 p.m. Chef Cleetus Friedman of Fountainhead will take everyone’s favorite Girl Scout cookies (think Thin Mints, Samoas & Do-Si-Dos!!) and create savory & sweet one-bites for everyone to enjoy alongside a perfectly paired brew. Chef Cleetus will walk us through the tasting and, of course, there will be time to mix, mingle & chat about the delicious pairings.

A portion of the ticket price will benefit the Girl Scouts of the Greater Chicago area!

TICKETS: $27 per person and available at http://www.brownpapertickets. com/event/1321798

For more information, visit the Facebook event page.

Cooking With Beer

Cooking with Beer

Cooking With Beer
Barley’s Angels Great Des Moines

There’s nothing better than adding some new recipes to your repertoire, especially when you can do it with beer! Doris Gorius of Bolton & Hay will lead us through a 3-course meal that incorporates beer. Each course will be served with a sample of the beer used in the recipe. You’ll take home a copy of the recipes and a small cutting board gift, courtesy of Bolton & Hay. Additionally, purchases from the Bolton & Hay retail shop will be 10% off the day of the event.

Online only ticket sales through Sunday March 1 at 10 p.m. This is a women-only event. Must be 21+. Valid ID required.

Thank you to Iowa Beverage Systems for donating all of the beer for this event.

  • Cooking with Beer Class
  • Tuesday, March 3rd, 2015
    5:30p Check-in, 6:00p Class Begins
  • Cost $35
  • Register: https://tikly.co/events/435

Poster

Cooking with Beer Poster

Cooking with Beer Poster

Local 1794

Take a Penny, Leave a Penny

Local 1794One thing we love about the craft beer scene is how friendly everyone is. Always willing to share the good stuff! Our Pub “Night” this month is going co-ed. All we ask is that you honour the age-old “Take a Penny, Leave a Penny” tradition and bring your great single (beer loving!) friends along!

For this month’s pub we’re betting on the fact that we all know someone great to share with the group, and we’re hoping to brew up a few love matches. Attached? No worries, bring your sweetie along and raise a pint to all the good things that can be found in beer.

Sunday February 15th, 3pm
Local 1794
1794 Danforth Ave.
Toronto, Ontario CANADA

(between Coxwell and Woodbine Stations)

Chicago Barley's Angels

Winter Black Out at Beermiscuous

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Winter Black Out at Beermiscuous will take place on Thursday, February 19 from 7-9 p.m. At this event, Barley’s Angels will explore the world of Stouts, Porters, Black IPAs, Black Saisons and more! Beer lovers can join the Angels at the new Lakeview beer café, Beermiscuous, for a night complete with snacks and a guided tasting of all that makes a Chicago winter dark and delicious. Certified Cicerone Austin Harvey from Beermiscuous will be walking guests through the brews, answering questions and raising a glass to Barley’s Angels Chicago!

TICKETS: $20 per person and available at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/barleys-angels-chicago-winter-blackout-at-beermiscuous-tickets-15306424929

For more information, visit the Facebook event page.

Beermiscuous
2812 N Lincoln Ave.
Chicago, IL 60657

Chicago Barley's Angels

Belgian Beers at The Bar On Buena

Chicago Barley's AngelsChicago Barley’s Angels

Belgian Beers at The Bar On Buena will take place on Tuesday, January 27, from 6-8 p.m. At this event, Barley’s Angels will explore the world of Belgian Brews. Beer lovers can join the Angels at the neighborhood hub, The Bar on Buena, for a night complete with snacks and a guided tasting of lots of tasty beers. To add to the experience, brewer Christina Canto from Penrose Brewing will be in attendance to chat about what makes Belgian Beers unique and to raise a glass to the first Barley’s event of the year!

TICKETS: $20 per person and available at http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/1152902

For more information, visit the Facebook event page.

The Bar on Buena
910 W. Buena Ave.
Chicago, IL 60613

Beer for Babes

New Belguim’s Kim Jordan, Beer Expo & More

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Happy New Year, everyone! Did anyone try any new beers over the holidays? I drank a growler of Treehouse What She Said that was pretty awesome. I also discovered some amazing rare stouts. I heart big stouts. So, enough about me. Onto business.

This is sincerely going to be a pivotal year for Beer for Babes. Not only are we turning five in June(!) but we’re totally professionalizing the way we operate. What that means for you is more events, more regular newsletters, more social media presence, etc… We’ve got a killer team of new Babes who’re heading up new committees and are passionate and excited.This will be our best year yet.

If you haven’t heard, at our next George Street Speaker Serieswe’re conversing via SKYPE with Kim Jordan, co-founder and president of New Belgium Brewing, maker of Fat Tire and craft brewing pioneer. Event is on 1/22 from 6 to 8 at George Street Ale House, 378 George St, New Brunswick. PAYGO. I’m not exaggerating when I say that Kim is pretty much the most high-profile woman in all of beer and brewing. We’re very lucky to have her and we’re expecting a big group of women.

Do you like free beer? Are you outgoing and friendly? We needvolunteers for the International Great Beer Expo at the Meadowlands Expo Center on 1/31 and the AC Beer Fest (tenth anniversary) in AC on March 20th and 21st. You get in free to the session you’re working and you have some time to walk around and check out the beers (two bonuses – some really amazing beer that isn’t being poured usually finds its way to our table at all festivals, and if you help out at the Meadowlands’ night session, you can come to an invite-only brewers party that I host in a hotel suite. Also, if you volunteer at the Meadowlands you can get in free to the session you don’t work.) Here are the times and links (you just need to sign up for one session): Meadowlands 12-4 and 5-9 (www.GreatBeerExpo.com/Meadowlands) and AC 3/20 7:30-12am, 3/21 11:30-4 & 5:30-10 (http://www.acbeerfest.com/). You don’t need to know anything about beer but you do need to be enthusiastic and attentive to woman our table and tell people about the Babes. You also need to buy and wear a discounted $10 Babes T-shirt (sorry but I pay for everything out of pocket and can’t subsidize everyone!). Please email me asap with your preferred sessions, even if you’ve already told me you want to do it.

On Feb. 5 at 6:30, we’re actually going to make our own pizza and appetizers and pair beers at Uno’s Deptford. You heard it, we’ll make our own pizza, ceviche, and fried veggie wraps – plus eat wings — and learn how to pair beers with them. The chef is super stoked to show us and send us home with recipes and prizes. Cost is $45 (including tax and tip). It’ll be worth it if you’ve got the scratch. Please call to RSVP asap. 1162 Hurfville Road, Deptford Township (856) 853-7003. If you don’t know, Uno’s has a spectacular line up of brews. This will be a fun one for your men to hang out at the bar while we play in a private room. They’ll get to try what we’re eating at a special price.

The boyfriend is hosting a fun pub crawl in downtown New Brunswick on 1/16 from 5:30 until whenever to introduce the wildly popular Boulevard Brewing to Central Jersey. Though it’s not an official Babes event, a bunch of us will be hanging out with the Boulevard and Shore Point Distributing folks. One of the world’s nine Master Cicerones (certified beer experts) will be giving us Babes special tutored tastings. If you’re on FB, follow https://www.facebook.com/events/1554702124772537/?ref_newsfeed_story_type=regular for updates on where we are that night (we’re starting at Stuff Yur Face then going to George Street, Old Bay and World of Beer, in that order for about an hour each) and here’s more info, as per the boy. Oh, this one’s coed. “MARK YOUR CALENDARS. Friday Jan. 16 at 6:00 pmBoulevard Brewing Company takes over George St. in New Brunswick. The Old Bay Restaurant, George St Alehouse and World of Beer – New Brunswick will each have the 3 core styles we will carry on tap. Plus each bar will have 1 different limited release keg. When you order a Boulevard beer at one bar, you will receive a stamp, once you have a stamp from all 3 bars, you get a t-shirt. Simple. Awesome. But, oh, you want more. OK. Besides the Shore Point Distributing craft team and some Duvel/Moortgat sales folk, we will have Master Cicerone Neil Witte hanging out. Yes, MASTER CICERONE (there are 9 in the world). We have waited quite a while for this brand, and very soon their amazing liquid will be here. Glassware and other schwag giveaways as well.”

Stay tuned for details on February beer and chocolate pairing classes, taught by me. I’m hoping to do some in north, south and central Jersey.

To mark our fifth anniversary, we’re going to have a pub crawl in Haddon Township, where we started, in June. Deets TBD.

I think I mentioned in the last newsletter that we’re putting a beer book club together. Details to come. It’s being spearheaded by the lovely Alissa Glavan, who’s a server at the Cloverleaf. Ask for her if you go.

Also, as I said in the last newsletter, we’re forming some straight-up serious committees now and we’re looking, as always, for volunteers. In particular: social media coordinator (will just do publicity to start then will transition into managing our social media outreach) and a scholarship administrator. We also need a few more people on the publicity and festival committees, especially, and we always need people to plan events. Don’t worry, we give you as much hand-holding as you need!

Here’s what’s happening with the structure of our growing group. I’m so excited at all of our new leadership. We’ve got an established publicity committee headed by Stacy Albanese and staffed by Angela Hannah and Chelsea Martin. Angela’s going back to school (yay for her!) so we need to do some restructuring. Our new education committee is chaired by Chelsea and includes Meredith Higbie, Lea Ann Wood, Alissa, Deepti Sinha, and Ashley Melancon, who’s co-chairing the new scholarship committee. Chelsea is also heading the festival committee (she’s amazing). Diana Preziosi, who planned our Fairfield field trip, is heading our philanthropy committee, and Kelly Matthews and Jan Weeks are running the admin committee. Did I forget anyone??

If you’ve got any major life, career or personal beer news you want to share via the newsletter, email me. And don’t forget to join us on social media @beerforbabes.

Toodles for now! I hope to see you soon.

Tara Nurin

Founder, Beer for Babes
“Real Women, Real Beer”