Pike label honoring Rogue Jack Joyce

The Pike Brewing Honors Rogue’s Jack Joyce

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Pike Brewing's Auld Acquaintance 2014 label

PIKE BREWING’S 2014 AULD ACQUAINTANCE HONORS
JACK JOYCE, A Genuine Rogue

Seattle, Washington, November 17, 2014.

The Pike Brewery, celebrating 25 years, announces the release of Pike Auld Acquaintance Holiday Ale 2014.  Founded in 1989, the brewery introduced their annual holiday offering in 1990 and has brewed it for ‘auld’ and new friends alike, ever since. It was an early entry into the ‘Winter Seasonal’ craft beer category.
Pike Auld Acquaintance is a dark, toasty amber ale seasoned with orange peel, Yakima Valley hops, and spices. When first brewed, Pike brewers complained of bruised knuckles from zesting orange peel, but since then, they have thankfully been able to source extraordinary dried orange peel. To achieve more aromatic orange notes, head brewer, Dean Mochizuki, used two varieties of orange peel: Curacao and sweet orange peel, along with coriander, cassia bark, and nutmeg. It is a refined, finely balanced, subtly spiced winter warmer- delicious with holiday foods.

ABV 6.5% · IBU 32 · OG 1.062

For the first twenty-three years of production, Jolly Ol’ Saint Nick has adorned the label. Perhaps the designer and Pike owner, Charles Finkel, was inspired by the Santa Claus role he’s played every Christmas Eve for the last 38 years, visiting neighborhood children (along with ‘Mrs. Claus,’ Rose Ann Finkel) as a benefit for Seattle Children’s Hospital. Parents leave gifts hidden outside for the chubby fellow to deliver to their kids. And Kris Kringle never forgets the adults, of course; Santa and the Mrs. always leave a bottle or two of Pike Auld Acquaintance.

To honor his old acquaintance, Jack Joyce of Rogue Ales, who passed away earlier this year, Finkel redesigned the label to feature Joyce, who, just like Santa, is toasting with a beer for the 2014 vintage

Jack Joyce founded Rogue Brewery in 1987; he and Charles met shortly after and remained friends. Nine years earlier, in 1978, Finkel had become America’s first craft beer marketer, introducing craft beers from Yorkshire, Bavaria, Westphalia, and Belgium.

Joyce, a former Nike Executive,  built Rogue into one of America’s most successful and award-winning breweries, not by following others, but by staking his own claim, that of a genuine rogue. Rogue Ales are now distributed internationally. The company operates a group of brew pubs, grows their own barley and hops, and distills their own rum and whiskey.

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The Pike Brewing Company is a family owned brewery located 1/2 block South of the entrance to the historic Pike Place Public Market. It is owned by Charles and Rose Ann Finkel, who founded the brewery in 1989.

Lucky Town Brewery Private Tour, Tasting, and Gift

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Private Tour for Broads & Brews Barley’s Angels

Lucky Town Brewery has invited us to a private tour of the brewery. Lucky Town is Jackson’s only brewery offering world class beer to Mississippi patrons. Located in Midtown Jackson

From Lucky Town Brewing website:

At Lucky Town, our motto is Be Bold. Not only are we being bold by starting the brewery, we are encouraging our customers to be bold as well by giving us a chance to enhance their lifestyle. This in turn enhances our aspirations for the brewery. We are breaking free from boring routines and unfulfilled goals, and Lucky Town wants local beer drinkers to do the same – break free from the norm. Be Bold. Rediscover Beer.

  • Where: Lucky Town Brewery in Jackson, MS [map]
  • When: Tuesday, Nov. 18th @ 6pm.
  • Cost: $10 (cash or credit). That gets you admission to the tour, a complimentary Lucky Town pint glass, and six beer samples!

Lucky Town Brewing merchandise will also be available for purchase

Must be 21+ to sample beer. Valid ID will be required, so make sure to bring onebas_mississippi

Visit our Facebook page to reserve your spot. https://www.facebook.com/events/1497888630476243

Lucky Town Brewery is Jackson’s only brewery offering world class beer to Mississippi patrons. Located in Midtown Jackson

From Lucky Town Brewing website:

At Lucky Town, our motto is Be Bold. Not only are we being bold by starting the brewery, we are encouraging our customers to be bold as well by giving us a chance to enhance their lifestyle. This in turn enhances our aspirations for the brewery. We are breaking free from boring routines and unfulfilled goals, and Lucky Town wants local beer drinkers to do the same – break free from the norm. Be Bold. Rediscover Beer.

Glutenberg Brewing Company

Glutenberg Brews at Compass Bar

Gluten-free from Glutenberg Brewing Company

Delicious gluten-free brews aren’t just for those with dietary restrictions!

There are still tickets left for our unique gluten-free event this Thursday, November 13th from 6-8 p.m. at Compass Bar! This event will feature gluten-free beer from Glutenberg, as well as a few other GF brews. All ladies who love beer (not just our gluten-free friends!) can join the Angels at the new upscale, friendly sports bar complete with gluten-free snacks and, of course, lots of tasty brews. To add to the experience, Simon Leblanc from Glutenberg Beers will be walking us through the tasting, chatting about the difference in gluten-free beer & emphasizing that gluten-free brews are really for everyone—not just those with the dietary restriction.

This is a great educational opportunity for all women interested in beer to learn about the gluten-free brewing process. While the gluten-free title may turn some of you off, we encourage you to join us to broaden your horizons because beer is good!

  • TICKETS: $25 per person and available here.
  • Thursday November 13, 6-8pm
  • For more information, visit the Facebook Page.

Compass Bar
433 W. Diversey
Chicago, IL 60614

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Women at Six Ten Brewing

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Fall is here! The humidity has finally broken (hopefully) for the season, and the air is crisp, cool, and filled with the smell of wood-smoke. Tis the season to put away the light, fruity beers of summer & give thanks for the big, roasty, malty beers of winter.

We have so much to be thankful for in the Tampa area. New breweries, brewpubs, brew stores, and tap houses are opening all the time, many that are fully or partially women owned, and several home brew clubs that embrace their female members and even encourage all-women brew days.

This month the Bay Area Barley’s Angels will be giving thanks at a brewery that is woman (co)owned. Leslie Johnson left the 9 to 5 to pursue her dream of 6 to 10, by opening a brewery along with her husband Chris, and at the November meeting she will tell us about her experiences opening a brewery. Of course, a meeting isn’t a meeting without beer, and all attendees will enjoy their choice of either a pint plus 2 tasters, or 5 tasters.

We leaders would also like to say thank you to the Angels that make this group as fantastic as it is, so for the November meeting we are allowing paid members to bring a friend for their discounted member price AND giving every Angel who brings a friend one of our new 10oz tasting goblets.

♦Members + 1 friend $10/ea (with discount)
♦Non-members $15
♦November 20th. Social hour at 6, meeting at 7.
♦Snacks will be provided.
♦No tickets will be issued. Please check in with Lisa or Laurie upon arrival.
♦As usual, ladies only!

Six Ten Brewing
7052 Benjamin Rd
Tampa, Florida
(813) 886-0610

http://www.sixtenbrewing.com/

Reserve your spot at http://bayareabarleysangels.miiduu.com/november-20-2014-meeting-six-ten-brewing

Cheers!

Beer Sleigh with Barley’s Angels!

beer sleighCelebrate the holidays with 3 brewery tours in one fun-filled day!

We’ve been teasing you for weeks now about how amazing our December event is going to be–and now we are ready to finally share the details! Barley’s Angels Chicago is hosting a Beer Sleigh on Saturday, December 13th from 11 a.m. (it’s 5 o’clock somewhere, right?) until 5 p.m. The ticket price is $60 & includes transportation, 3 brewery tours, beer flights at each location plus some food. Here’s the deal…

Angels will meet at Metropolitan Brewing (5121 N. Ravenswood Ave) at 11 a.m. where we will receive a private brewery tour and a beer flight. At noon, we head out the door with a case of Metro beer from the awesome Metropolitan crew to sip on during our long ride to…

Lagunitas Brewery (2607 West 17th St.)! There we will head on the 1 p.m. tour of the HUGE facility & receive a beer flight in the taproom, as well as some apps and snacks to help soak up all the delicious beer we will be drinking. Additional brews & food can be purchased separately. At 3 p.m. we will hop back on the bus and continue our journey to…

Lake Effect Brewing (4727 W. Montrose Ave.) where we will receive a private brewery tour, a beer flight and, get this, the tour ends in a neighborhood bar! If you haven’t had enough, feel free to stay, chat, mingle, drink & do whatever you want to close out this fun-filled holiday excursion!

Tickets are available at http://www.brownpapertickets. com/event/920282.

We hope you are excited as we are! Cheers 🙂


We haven’t forgotten about November!

Our November meeting will be a gluten-free event with Glutenberg on Nov. 13. Location & details are still being worked out. We apologize for this delay & will keep you posted!
*Keep in mind, while this is a gluten-free event, the brews from Glutenberg are delicious & it is for everyone–not just our gluten-free friends!


Beer events we think you’ll enjoy…

Evil Twin Devil’s Night Costume Bash at The Bar on Buena

Thursday, Octoberr 30, free cover
Join The BOB on Devil’s Night for a night of frightening flicks, macabre music, spooky spirits and an Evil costume Contest. Enjoy some rare Evil Twin brews & enter to win some awesome prizes, including two VIP Blackhawks tickets. More info.

Day of the Dead at Fountainhead

Sunday, November 2, free cover
Sip on some fantastic Day of the Dead beers from 5 Rabbit, Stone, Founders & New Holland, taste some Dia de los Meurtos-inspired dishes created by Chef Cleetus and celebrate the holiday around The Altar designed by the Fountainhead team. More info.

FREE Oskar Blues Tasting at Pizza Rustica

Thursday, November 6, free
Sip on some free tastings from Oskar Blues brewery & mingle with some of the Colorado brewery’s Chicago reps. Full beers can be purchased separately which enters you into a drawing to win some cool prizes. More info.

Am/Pro Homebrew Walking Tour in West Town

Saturday, November 15, $30
On this tour of homebrewers, you will visit some on the verge of going pro, as well as a couple who have recently made the leap into commercial status. Each stop will include a presentation of the brewer’s technical set-up, approach to brewing and a free sample of their latest recipes. More info.

Don’t forget to connect with other Angels through our Facebook to find friends attending the same festivities. It’s a busy time of year full of fun brew events & we plan on keeping you posted as much as we can!

Crafternoon at Court Avenue Brewing Company

crafternoonGrab your favorite craft-beer drinking friends and join us in visiting Court Avenue Brewing Company (CABCO) for our last Crafternoon of 2014! All proceeds from this Crafternoon will benefit local charity, AHeinz57 Pet Rescue and Transport.

You’ll get a tour of the brew pub, a tasting of four beer offerings, appetizers and an optional commemorative pint glass! Raffle tickets will be sold for chances to win various prizes from local breweries.

Online ticket sales offered through Monday, Nov.10th. Tickets available at the door for an additional $5. This event is 21+ for BOTH MEN AND WOMEN. Valid ID required.

Online Tickets $20 (available until Nov. 10) Get your tickets now! https://www.tikly.co/events/224

What is a Crafternoon?

The Barley’s Angels Crafternoon Series offers tours and tastings at great Iowa breweries every odd month on a Saturday afternoon. It’s a chance to meet the staff, tour the facility, taste the beer, and meet other area women that love craft beer!

  • Crafternoon at CABCO, November 15, 2014, 2 p.m.
  • Court Avenue Brewing Company , 309 Court Avenue, Des Moines, IA
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Barley’s Angels on NBC

Milwaukee chapter featured on Morning Brew

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While sporting Barley’s Angels shirts Milwaukee, Wisconsin chapter founder Erin Anderson and Jodi Wilson sample their hosts with a coffee infused California Common style ale and  Three Sheeps Brewing’s Rebel the Kent. they also teach the viewers about beer, ingredients, Barley’s Angels, and Learn-to-Homebrew day.

From the station’s website:

Barley’s Angels is an organization that is committed to involving women in the enjoyment of craft beer by creating environments where women can learn more about beer in a friendly, educational and supportive atmosphere. They meet monthly at various locations throughout Milwaukee, with a different program each month. They have covered topics such as the brewing process, hops varieties, food pairings, beer and chocolate pairings, and more. The group participates in 4-5 festivals each year where they serve their homebrewed beer to attendees.  Erin Anderson and Jodi Wilson are here to chat with us about some upcoming events for Barley’s Angels of Milwaukee.

Learn to Homebrew Day is On November 1st.  The Angels are participating in the American Homebrewers Association’s event by hosting a Learn to Homebrew day, where they will be brewing two different types of beer. Also, their November meeting is a small plates pairing dinner at Hinterland on November 6.

For more information, visit BarleysAngelsMKE.com.

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Ales & Tales

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Bay Area Barley’s Angels October 2014 Meeting

We will start out at 6pm at Tampa Bay Brewing Co (1600 East 8th Avenue, Ybor City, Tampa, FL 33605)
for a tasting of seasonal beers & scary stories. After that (7:15), the bravest of souls will move on to King Corona Cigars for a ghostly walking tour of historic Ybor City. Ybor City Ghost Tours was rated #1 haunted tour in the US by US City Traveler! The evening will be rounded out back at TBBCo for post-tour nourishment and nightcaps (not included in meeting/tour price).

Come for the meeting, or the tour, or both! The meeting is for ladies only (we are sure the men can find a way to entertain themselves at TBBCo), but the tour is co-ed. This is a private tour, but wit a minimum of 10 participants, so it is open to friends, husbands, partners, etc. Just be sure to come armed to the meeting with your favorite tale of terror to kick off this evening of haunted stories & wayward spirits.

Meeting:
MEMBERS (with discount code)
$10 in advance
$15 day of meeting

NON-MEMBERS
$15 in advance
$20 day of meeting

Ybor City Ghost Tour (7:30 departure; please arrive a few minutes early)- BE SURE TO PURCHASE SEPARATELY:
$25 in advance
$30 day of tour

Tickets can be purchased at http://bayareabarleysangels.miiduu.com/meetings

Women’s beer group offers Beer Dinner

The year’s pinnacle event

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Barley’s Angels – Greater Des Moines

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Des Moines, IA (October 13, 2014) – Barley’s Angels – Greater Des Moines is proud to announce their pinnacle event of the year: a Harvest Beer Dinner at HoQ Restaurant featuring Peace Tree Brewing Company beers. This beer dinner experience includes a four-course meal featuring sustainable, locally sourced ingredients, perfectly paired with rare and hard-to-find beers from Peace Tree (Knoxville, IA). Attendees will learn about beer styles and food pairings throughout the meal as each course is co-presented by Peace Tree Brewmaster Joe Kesteloot and HoQ Head Chef Suman Hoque.

This unique dining experience is open to both women and men of legal drinking age. The ticket price of $75 includes a reception beer, a four-course meal (soup, seafood, meat, dessert) complimented by four perfectly paired beers, tax and gratuity. A vegetarian option is also available. Tickets are available online through Tuesday, October 21 at http://bit.ly/HoqDinner.

Barley’s Angels encourages craft beer interest and education among women through their monthly events and partnerships with local craft beer establishments. The Harvest Beer Dinner is a unique event for the organization, as they are welcoming men to join in on the fun. Chapter founder Ariane Criger is enthusiastic to share the mission of the group with a larger audience.  “I am so excited about this event because it will be more than just a meal – it will be an experience that allows our guests to indulge in amazing Iowa food and beer, while learning more about pairings and beer styles. We encourage both women and men to join us for this event to help celebrate and enjoy some of Iowa’s greatest offerings.”

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Barley’s Angels – Greater Des Moines is a local chapter of a global organization. The purpose of the group is to encourage education and interest in beer among women, to advance the female craft beer consumer and to work with craft-beer focused establishements to create a comfortable environment for female consumers. Events are held monthly at craft beer-friendly establishments throughout the Des Moines metro area.

HoQ Restaurant is a sustainable, farm-to-table restaurant located in the historic East Village of Des Moines. Their menu evolves almost daily and exists to showcase the finest of Iowa ingredients while supporting local farmers. They believe the best meals begin with the best ingredients and that’s why approximately 90% of their ingredients come from local farms.

Peace Tree Brewing Company is dedicated to brewing handcrafted, full-flavored beers with a great attention to quality. Located in Knoxville, IA, they distribute across the state of Iowa, as well as Nebraska, Kansas and Minnesota. Peace Tree was awarded a Gold medal for their Belgian-Style Blonde Ale, Blonde Fatale, at the 2014 World Beer Cup®, one of the largest commercial beer competitions in the world.

Contact:
Ariane Criger, Founder – Greater Des Moines chapter
badesmoines@gmail.com

www.facebook.com/barleysangelsDSM

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Breck Beer Betties-Women’s Craft Beer Appreciation Group Inaugural Meeting

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Women’s Craft Beer Appreciation Group of Summit County

There is a new women’s group in Summit County – the Breck Beer Betties! We will be having our first meeting this month and need to get the word out! We are a local chapter of Barley’s Angels, and the first of our kind in Summit County. Our mission is to expand the appreciation and understanding of craft beer among women by bringing them together with craft beer professionals to explore craft beer.

Our first meeting is at Kenosha Steakhouse 301 S. Main St. in Breckenridge on Wednesday October 15th age. This first meeting ties in with Kenosha’s Eat-Drink-Give campaign and a portion of each ticket sold will be donated to the Advocates for Victims of Assault. The ticket cost is $15 and will include a flight of five craft beers, various appetizers (donated by Kenosha) and a contribution to AVA. We ask that ladies RSVP to our email address – breckbeerbetties@gmail.com or message us on our Facebook page – www.facebook.com/breckbeerbetties as tickets are limited.

Many women are interested in craft beer and knowing more about it. This group is an opportunity for women to gather together to learn about craft beer in a fun and relaxed atmosphere in the company of other women. Kristin has been kicking around the idea of starting this chapter for a couple of years and decided now was the time! Colorado is home to 175 craft breweries and is ranked as 4th breweries (Brewers Association). Summit County has several breweries and many more bars and restaurants specializing in craft brews, thus a perfect location for Breck Beer Betties!