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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

[More details below the flyer:]
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Barley’s Angels – Greater Des Moines

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

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

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!

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Business of Craft Brewing Scholarship

Online course through Portland State University

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Portland State University’s Basic Business for Craft Beverages Course

This scholarship is directed to women who plan to open a brewery within the next two years. You do not need to be a Pink Boots Member, nor to currently earn income from beer, to apply for this scholarship.

From the University’s information page:

We have 2,500 craft breweries operating in the US today! An additional 1,500 are in the planning stage. The craft beverage industry has never seen such high numbers in its history.

Are you a home brewer looking to share your craft with a larger audience? Have you been working in the craft beverage industry and are looking to advance your career? Our unique online program focuses on the business side of brewing. By the end of the program you will have an investor-ready business plan for your own craft beverage business.

 

The Business of Craft Brewing Certificate concentrates on the commerce skills needed to make your brewery or beverage business efficient and profitable. The program also gives you the tools to create a viable start-up business plan. Don’t sit on your delicious home brew any longer: with craft beer projected to represent nearly 15% of the industry by 2020, the time is now to put business skills to practice and join one of the most vibrant elements of the alcohol beverage industry.

Our certificate is broken up into four distinct courses:

    • Basic Business for Craft Beverages: From grower to glass, get a full overview of the brewing industry. Learn trends, competitive landscapes and build your business plan.
    • Craft Beverage Business Management: Align your operation with your mission. This course covers distribution, product management, quality control and ROI for capital investments.
    • Strategic Craft Beverage Marketing: Do you know your key market drivers? What are your key market segments? Learn the tools and strategies to succeed.
    • Finance and Accounting for the Craft Brewery: Here we focus on the accounting challenges that face the industry daily. Learn the legal, financial and compliance issues for managing your own craft beverage business.

The courses in the Business of Craft Brewing Program are 6 weeks long and entirely online. Each week you will watch 3-4 recorded video lectures and have 2-3 reading assignments. Typically, there is an assignment due each week – we highly recommend you stay up to date with the homework because we cover a lot of ground. In addition to the videos and assignments, there is also one live session per week, usually at 6 or 7 pm PT, where you can submit questions to be answered by industry experts and chat with the professor. Each live session is recorded, so you may watch at a later time if necessary. Visit our YouTube page to see examples of live sessions from previous courses. You can work at your own pace within each week, but you can’t work ahead.

Local breweries/distilleries/suppliers participating in this program include Rogue, Widmer, Migration Brewing, Hopworks Urban Brewery, Captured by Porches, Bull Run Distilling, Great Western Malting, JV Northwest, Reverend Nat’s Hard Cider, the Ale Apothecary, Country Malt Group, Craft Canning and Bottling, Hophouse, and many others!

The Business of Craft Brewing program is designed for anyone with an interest in the business side of craft beverages, from grower to glass. Our focus is primarily on craft brewing, but we include business models for distilleries and alcoholic cider facilities as well.

Still have questions? Contact: Kristen Pedersen for more information.

Download program flyer.

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This USA based course will be offered in English.

Click here to check applicant requirements, more information, or to apply!

 

Received from Pink Boots Society newsletter 8/15/14

Mankato MN Barley's Angels

Pints and Paddles

Mankato MN Barley's AngelsAugust Meeting: 8/17/2014 5:00pm Bent River Outfitter

This Sunday, Join us at Bent River Outfitter and get ready to float down the Minnesota River with guides, Kelli & Jason. After our happy hour float, we will go back to the outfitter, drink some beers and learn about their business as well as their other adventure, Triple Falls Brewery!

Cost of the meeting goes directly to the outfitter and is $30; if we have more than 10 ladies attend, the cost will go down to $25. Please wear clothes to get wet in, cash for the cost, your ID, and a six-pack, bomber or growler of craft beer to share. We will get to taste some of their brew as well. This meeting is open to all women, 21+.

To sign-up, visit our facebook event page here, or directly sign-up here. PLEASE honor your RSVP or have another lady take your spot. A lot of work goes into planning these events and we want to make sure we can continue good relationships with supporters in our community. BentRiverOutfitter

Barley's Angels

The Rebel House – Escape the Concrete

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It’s August, and we’re heading to the cottage! Ok, so not really, but The Rebel House’s patio is the next best thing that’s on the subway line. Chill, green and serving up great beers, this is our cottage in the city get-away where we can easily kill an afternoon soaking up rays pretending we’re in Muskoka.

We also have swag to give out, including a super-cool Craft Beer Passport, Barley’s Angels Tees and a few other surprises!

Beer School at Motorworks Brewing

Back to Beer School

Beer School at Motorworks BrewingStyle Showdown, Domestics vs. Imports!

Summer is winding down, school (and football season!!!) will be starting soon, so it’s a perfect time of year to re-visit Professor Kristin for our 2nd Annual Back to Beer School chapter meeting! As we prepare for the gridiron grudge matches to begin on the turf & tv screens, this event will focus on a Beer Style Showdown – it’s Motorworks Brewing house drafts vs. their Import Style counterparts from countries around the world!

Game time is at 6:00pm on Sunday August 10th, home field advantage is to Motorworks Brewing located at 1014 9th St West 34205 in Bradenton, FL. There will be 4 quarters of competition (8 total beer samples) and halftime food served by on-site food truck TK Grill (choice of 1 – beef or chicken or pork sliders, veg-friendly grilled portobello mushroom). Total cost per person is $25, before gratuity – please remember to bring a little extra for our amazing host Kristin & the Motorworks team!

Official chapter meeting status means that this event is for ladies only, leave the men on the sidelines this month … =) No advance ticketing or purchase is necessary, but please RSVP/ASAP via Facebook event or Twitter @SRQSmartyPints or email us at: sarasotasmartypints@gmail.com

Facebook event link: facebook.com/events/319936034833526

  • When: Sunday August 10th, 6:00pm – 8:00pm
  • Where: Motorworks Brewing 1014 9th St West, Bradenton FL 34205
  • Why: To taste & compare & learn about beer styles, similarities and differences of domestic and import style representatives

Lisa, Kat & Gemma
co-chapter leaders

Hop Valley

IPA Day with Citrus Mistress Floats

IPA Day at Hop Valley
Emerald City Barley’s Angels
IPA Day celebration

Join us on the Hop Valley Brewing’s patio. We will have light appetizers with beer floats of Citrus Mistress paired with lemon sorbet.

Citrus Mistress

Features 4 different hops and grapefruit peel, this seasonal IPA impresses with multiple flavors and aromas. You’ll find a bouquet of citrus, peach, and tropical fruits with enough Munich malt to produce a classic burnt orange color.

  • When: Thursday, August 7
  • Where: Hop Valley Brewing, 990 W 1st Ave, Eugene, Oregon 97402 [map]
  • Tickets: $5 at the event (cash only), please RSVP on Facebook or via email to ensure ample supply of sorbet.
  • Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/765077353534413/
  • Email: emeraldcity@barleysangels.org

About Hop Valley Brewing Company:

What began in 2009 as a new brewery and restaurant run by four local guys who love beer and wanted to share it with the world has become an icon of Oregon-brewed craft goodness.

Taking its name from the bygone days of home turf Lane County as the epicenter of the hops growing industry, Hop Valley Brewing Company crafts the highest-quality ales, lagers, pilsners, porters, reds and ciders you’ll find anywhere. From 1,000 barrels in 2009 to more than 12,000 barrels today, thirsty imbibers heartily agree.

— Kiley, Chapter Organizer

* Hop cone design by Mychal Sargent: http://www.mychalsargent.com/

Barley's Angels Conference 2014

Women and Beer Conference 2014

Beer-Con 2014 in Beervana (aka Portland Oregon)

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This is a gathering of women who share craft beer with women both professionally and as consumers. We will explore each angle of beer, food, and events, in practical and meaningful ways that will allow you to share still more of the versatile Craft Brew with women around you.

We’ll launch our national partnership with Green Flash Brewing Co. raising awareness and funds for breast cancer research as part of the Treasure Chest program. We’ll have the very special limited edition beer – a barrel aged Saison with plum with much fanfare and schwag.

Meet chef and personality The Beeroness (aka Jackie Dodd) as she demonstrates cooking with craft beer. The Beeroness passion for cooking with craft beer has propelled her into the world of celebrity chefs and authors.

Take the Palette Journey with Christine Jump where pairing is more than chocolate and beer. Experience the surprising way that flavors are affected by different beer styles – make your pairings even more powerful.

Glean insights into establishing lasting relationships with the press by understanding how they tick and what they need with publisher Gail Oberst’s guidance.

Glassware matters – really, experience the difference as Nick Mallory reveals the Alchemy of Glassware and the craft beer flavor experience.

Pam McGee, veteran festival and events producer for Rogue Ales gets up close and personal discussing the tricks to making beery events that inspire community,  are memorable and run smoothly.

[Photo clockwise from top left: Green Dragon neon, The Beeroness (photo credit: Headshots by Vandiveer Photography), Breakside Brewery flight]

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Great American Beer Festival

Great American Beer Festival tickets on sale today!

Great American Beer Festival 2014

Great American Beer Festival October 2-4, 2014

Denver Colorado

The Great American Beer Festival (GABF) public ticket sale begins today, Wednesday, July 30 at 10:00 AM MDT (12:00 PM EDT, 11:00 AM CDT, and 9:00 AM PDT).

Go directly to the Ticketmaster page to purchase tickets when the sale begins.

We suggest you log in to Ticketmaster.com prior to the sale to expedite the purchase process.

Remember: The Great American Beer Festival has sold out each year for the past six years, and tickets sold out in a matter of minutes in 2013. Buy your tickets early to ensure you can enjoy the largest beer tasting event in the world.

More information about the ticket sale is posted online