Black is Beautiful Breweries Collaborative Fundraiser

Black Is Beautiful Virtual Tasting

Wednesday, July 29th, 2020

For our July Virtual Event, Barley’s Angels Chicago and our friends in Barley’s Angels UP will be tasting Black is Beautiful stouts.
Black is Beautiful is a nation-wide initiative among breweries in collaboration with Weathered Souls Brewing in Texas to brew variants of a core stout recipe and donate the proceeds to worthy causes fighting injustice. 

Many Chicago breweries are participating, so go out and buy a variant (or two or more!) and join us for a video call on Wednesday, July 29 at 6pm to taste, compare beers, and share in the ways we as beer consumers and humans can impact our communities and lift up BIPOC. 

This event is free to attend! All you have to do is buy a packaged Black Is Beautiful beer and register for the video call via eventbrite

29 breweries in Illinois are releasing Black Is Beautiful: here’s the full list

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About Black Is Beautiful:
“The Black is Beautiful initiative is a collaborative effort amongst the brewing community and its customers, in an attempt to bring awareness to the injustices that many people of color face daily. Our mission is to bridge the gap that’s been around for ages and provide a platform to show that the brewing community is an inclusive place for everyone of any color.

Participating breweries are asked to:

  • Donate 100% of the beer’s proceeds to local foundations that support police brutality reform and legal defenses for those who have been wronged
  • Choose their own entity to donate to local organizations that support equality and inclusion Commit to the long-term work of equality
  • Commit to the long-term work of equality”

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Girl Scout Cookies and Beer Pairing

Girl Scout Cookie & Beer Pairing

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Our annual Girl Scout cookie and beer pairing event is Monday, March 30th, at Theater on the Lake yet again! Chef Cleetus Friedman is back just for us! He’ll be preparing four delicious tasting courses using Girl Scout Cookies, both savory and sweet, and pairing them with our favorite thing ever⁠—beer. Plus we’ll get a welcome beer from our friends at Revolution Brewing!

As always this is one of our only co-ed events of the year. You can buy up to 6 tickets together—so plan ahead now and buy for your whole group! If you’d like to purchase separately but sit together, please send us an email to give us a heads up.

Tickets for the four course tasting menu and beer pairing (with tax and tip included in the ticket price) are $55 each.

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Proximity Malt

Tonight at Proximity Malt!

Milwaukee, Wisconsin Chapter

Meet us again in the Walker’s Point neighborhood tonight, Wednesday, March 11 at 6:00 p.m. this time gathering at Fuel Cafe 5th Street and Proximity Malt for our March meeting. This month we will be learning all about grains and the malting process with local craft malting company, Proximity Malt. They will talk to us about their process and how it helps to make the beer and spirits we love.

Proximity Malt does not serve beer. We will be meeting ahead of the tour at Fuel Cafe, next door, for those who’d like an opportunity for a beverage and/or a snack before the main event. The group will walk over to Proximity Malt at 7:00 p.m. for the facility tour.

Proximity Malt

Social hour will start at 6:00 p.m. at Fuel Cafe 5th St
Tour is planned to start at 7:00 p.m. at Proximity Malt

Proximity Malt is located at 644 S 5th St, right on the #80 MCTS bus route or a short walkable distance from the #19, #15 and Green Line routes. There is metered street parking available, so plan a few minutes into your travel to find parking, if you’re driving over.

For additional updates, or to RSVP, see our Facebook event. See you tonight!

As always, Barley’s Angels Milwaukee events are for ladies and femme-identifying folk of age 21 & over only. New beer-loving friends always welcome!

Upcoming Events

April Event: Wednesday, April 29

Barley’s Angels Beer Dinner with Tess
6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Tickets $56/person + tax & gratuity | RSVP to or 414.964.8377
Limited to 55 seats. Exclusive Barley’s Angels members & guests pre-sale until 4/15/2020.
2499 N. Bartlett Ave.
Milwaukee, WI 53211

Look for a forthcoming email with beer pairing menu and additional details.

May Event:
Wednesday, May 6

Pucker Punch: Sour Pours and Process with Eagle Park 
6:00 p.m – 9:00 p.m.
Eagle Park Brewing Company
823 E. Hamilton St.
Milwaukee, WI 53202

A brewer-lead flight tasting of some of Eagle Park’s sour beers and a discussion of Eagle Park’s souring process.

Tell Us Where You’d Like To Visit Next! The Milwaukee Barley’s Angels organizers are always looking for local events, beer news and meet-up suggestions. Send your ideas, event suggestions and beer-related connections to Barley’

Brew with Milwaukee Chapter: International Women’s Day

Next Sunday, March 8! Our friends at Black Husky Brewing are hosting a Collaboration Brew Day sponsored by the Pink Boots Society of Wisconsin and in conjunction with the Riverwest Brewing Syndicate. Taking place on International Women’s Day, the Collaboration Brew Day is a fundraiser for the Pink Boots Society, an international organization is to assist, inspire and encourage women beer professionals through education.

Barleys Angels and the public have been invited to help brew the special collaboration beer! Brewing starts at 8:00 a.m. on Sunday, March 8 at Black Husky Brewing at 909 E. Locust St. Milwaukee, WI 53212.

**Those interested in participating in the brew must email Toni Eichinger of Black Husky in advance at to RSVP for the event.**

In addition to the brewing, there will be a full day of activities to celebrate International Women’s Day, women and beer. Female-fronted bands and female-owned food vendors will be on-site to provide refreshments and entertainment all day! Music starts at 1:00 p.m.

Donations of personal hygiene products for those who may be in shelters or homeless will be collected. Donations of gently used formal wear, dresses and accessories for foster kids will also be collected.

For updates please see the Facebook event. or Black Husky’s website. To RSVP, email Toni as soon as possible. Hope to see you there!

Galentine’s Hoppy Hour: Barley’s Angels PDX

Hello Ladies! Come join Barley’s Angels PDX in celebrating Galentine’s Month!

Come on over to 206 Apartments Clubhouse at 6:30PM (tasting starts at 7PM) on February 28th to experience beer in a fun and inviting way with Barley’s Angels PDX. (Please enter the Clubhouse through the Poolside Door.)

You will be apart of the educational, networking beer tasting. Everyone that reserves a spot to join will be REQUIRED to bring a minimum of 48 oz of their Favorite BEER!

Once you decide on your choice, PLEASE EMAIL OR POST ON or go to the Facebook Event Page and post your beer’s Name, Company/Brewery, and Type of Beer. This will be apart of the tasting experience. Everyone gets to share their favorites, while possibly finding a new favorite.

Through this open collaboration with all attendees, you will be able to network with other amazing women, while celebrating beer and being a woman!

Barley’s Angels chapters around the world expand the appreciation and understanding of craft beer among all women through events with craft beer professionals, admirers, entrepreneurs, etc.

By Reserving a Spot, the following will be provided:

– Snacks

– Collaborating and Educational Beer Tasting

-Picture Ops


– Other fun activities

All women-identified/non-binary individuals that are 21+ years and older are welcome!

There will be some parking available onsite, but please consider carpooling or taking a Lyft/Uber/Taxi.

Please reach out to if you have any other questions.

Thank you!

Jeanine- Barley’s Angels PDX Chapter Head



Chicago, Saturday, December 7th 

The Beer Sleigh is selling out fast! Grab the last few tickets now!
Our annual holiday brewery crawl, the Beer Sleigh, returns Saturday, December 7, starting at noon!  
  • We’ll meet at Revolution Brewing (Kedzie) for beers and food to kick off the sleigh!
  • Board the bus and head out for beers and fun at Mikerphone Brewing!
  • Board the bus again for Church Street Brewing Company!
  • We’ll grab some snacks for the ride back to Chicago where the bus will drop us off at Independence Tap (drinks available for purchase).*

Beverages (BEER) will be included at each brewery (except for the final stop at Independence Tap).

Early Bird Tickets are $70 now through November 15,
if still available, tickets will increase to $75 on November 16.

Owen & Engine

Owen & Engine and the new Charlie’s Angels movie!

There are still a few tickets available for our November event! Tuesday, November 19th at 6:00pm the ladies of Barley’s Angels Chicago will enjoy a beer, burger (vegetarian option available), and shot at Owen & Engine before heading across the street at 8:00 p.m. to the Regal Theater to see the new Charlie’s Angels movie. Charlie’s Angels x Barley’s Angels! 

Tickets are $36 and are very limited!
Contact Zoe & Shannan at to reserve your spot!

What’s Your Function (Fn)?

Barley's Angels Toronto

According to PC Magazine online, the definition of Function (Fn) goes like this:

 “(FuNction key) A keyboard modifier key that works like a Shift key to activate a second function on a dual-purpose key.”

 But for our purposes the definition of Function (Fn) goes like this (from the Fn Bar website):

 “By taking a modern approach to cooking, we’ve invented a new style of cuisine powered by the foods we loved growing up. Paired with local and imported craft beers, creative cocktails and hand selected renowned wines, Function offers something for everyone.” 

 Now that we’ve cleared that up…

 Come join the Barley’s Angles for after work beverages at Fn Bar on FRIDAY (finally a Friday!), November 15th!

 The basics:

  • Address:  2291 Yonge Street (Yonge & Eglinton)
  • Time: 6:00pm +

 As always, this is a women’s only event, but the lads can join in on the action after 9pm.

 See you there!

Barley's Angels NYC

Barley’s Angels NYC Launch Party

NYC Barley’s Angels launch is March 18, 2019 at
Five Boroughs Brewing Co in Brooklyn. Join us and say Hello!

BiXi flight

Barley’s Angels Does BiXi

BiXi-flightJoin Chicago Barley’s Angels at Logan Square’s hottest new brewery and restaurant BiXi, the Chinese-inspired brewpub from the owner of Owen & Engine. Monday, November 12 at 6:30 pm, BiXi’s owner and chef Bo Fowler will create a 3-course family-style pairing event for us (omnivore and herbivore pairings available) in the lush 2515 N. Milwaukee Avenue, Chicago IL digs. Learn about this culinary-inspired brewery, tour the brewhouse and finish the night with a full pour of your new favorite beer.

Tickets are $33 each and include a three-course food and beer pairing and tour. Choose an herbivore or omnivore option at checkout.

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