Women’s beer group offers Beer Dinner

The year’s pinnacle event

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Barley’s Angels – Greater Des Moines


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.”


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.

Ariane Criger, Founder – Greater Des Moines chapter


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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!

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Emerald City Angel’s Raise A Glass To The Cure

Raise A Glass To The Cure!

Green Flash, The Bier Stein, & Barley’s Angels have teamed up to raise funds for breast cancer research

Join us for three great events the weekend of October 11 & 12

Emerald City Angels Exclusive!

October 11, 4:00 pm
Bob from Green Flash will be on hand to walk us through a flight of Green Flash gems and snacks from The Bier Stein’s kitchen. Beers are to include a Serrano Chili Double Stout and this years Treasure Chest 2014 Plum Little Freak, a barrel aged saison with plums!
Limited 2014 Treasure Chest T-Shirts Available for the first 10 registrants!

Advance Tickets Required

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Public Events (fellas welcome!)

October 11, 5:00 pm
Join us at The Bier Stein in Eugene for our Treasure Chest 2014 event! Help us #raiseaglass2014 and raise awareness and money for breast cancer research. The Stein will be featuring Treasure Chest 2014 Plum Little Freak, along with a couple of other Green Flash gems.  The Bier Stein will donate $1 from each glass of Plum Little Freak to breast cancer research.
RSVP on Facebook

Brunch For The Cure

October 12, 12:00 pm
This is a collaborative effort between our chapter & The Bier Stein to raise additional funds for breast cancer research. A limited number of brunch tickets are available at The Stein for $50 a person; $15 from each ticket will be donated to breast cancer research.

Brunch Menu & Pairings

Stiegl Radler Panna Cotta
Topped with grapefruit, with radler simple syrup
Paired with Andechs Weissbier Hefetrub

Smoked Porter French Toast
Challah bread baked with Stone Smoked Porter batter, served with maple syrup
Paired with Caracole Nostradamus Belgian Brown Ale

Fried tortillas smothered in tomatillo sauce, topped with house chorizo and fried egg
Paired with Lagunitas Daytime Session Ale

Burrata & Figs
Served with arugula, topped with black pepper and truffle honey
Paired with Mazama Wizard Island Wit

Brunch tickets Available at The Bier Stein (541) 485-2437

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Baltimore Beer Week Treasure Chest

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Max’s Taphouse Mobtown Lounge (upstairs bar), 737 S. Broadway St., Baltimore, MD

Join us at the 1st co-ed event hosted by the Baltimore Beer Babes (the Baltimore Barley’s Angels chapter), Max’s Taphouse and Maryland Homebrew during the 6th annual Baltimore Beer Week. A very rare one-time Green Flash/Barley’s Angels collaboration beer – Treasure Chest, a Saison aged in red wine barrels with Brettanomyces and plums – will be released to raise money for breast cancer research. This breast cancer charity fundraiser was started by the co-founder of Green Flash Brewing Company, who is also a breast cancer survivor. Other special Green Flash beers will be available during this event. $2.50 Green Flash samples, a West Coast themed buffet and raffle prizes! Baltimore Beer Babes members receive a BOGO token to use for a pint or sample of their choice.


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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

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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

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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

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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.

  • When: Saturday September 13, in Portland Oregon
  • Where: Green Dragon Bistro – in The Barrel Room
  • Tickets: $65 – click here
  • More detailed information here.

[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