Minnesota Beer Guide

Best Beer Guides w/ Barley’s Angels

Minnesota Beer GuideBeer author, Kevin Revolinski has released new brewery travel guidebooks, Minnesota’s Best Beer Guide and Wisconsin’s Best Beer Guide, 3rd edition and Barley’s Angels information is in both!

He is also doing book signings from Thanksgiving to Christmas throughout Wisconsin and a bit in Minnesota.

Kevin will have copies of Minnesota’s Best Beer Guide and Wisconsin’s Best Beer Guide as well as the Michigan beer guide on hand. Also Paddling WisconsinBest Tent Camping WIBest Hikes Milwaukee & 60 Hikes Madison! And of course, The Yogurt Man Cometh

Say hello to him for me when you see him. Here is the schedule:

Nov 25House of Brews, Madison WI 5-7pm
Nov 27Public Craft Brewing, Kenosha WI 4-7pm
Nov 28Lakefront Brewery, Milwaukee WI 11am-1:15pm
Nov 28Brenner Brewing Co., Milwaukee WI 2-5pm
Dec 01Grumpy Troll Brewpub, Mount Horeb WI 5-8pm
Dec 03Octopi Brewing, Waunakee WI 5-7pm
Dec 04Appleton Beer Factory, Appleton WI 4-7pm
Dec 06Titletown Brewery, Green Bay WI 12-3pm
Dec 07Barnes & Noble, Wausau WI 2-4pm
Dec 07Red Eye Brewing, Wausau WI 5-7pm
Dec 08O’so Brewing, Plover WI 5-7pm
Dec 09The Brewing Projekt, Eau Claire WI 5-8pm
Dec 10Tin Whiskers Brewing, St Paul MN 6-9pm
Dec 11Town Hall Brewery, Minneapolis MN 5-7pm
Dec 12Sociable Cider Werks, Minneapolis MN 1-3pm
Dec 12Day Block Brewing, Minneapolis MN 6-8pm(?)
Dec 18Sand Creek Brewing, Black River Falls WI 5-8pm
Dec 19Pearl Street Brewery, La Crosse WI 1-4pm
Dec 20Wisconsin Brewing Co. , Verona WI 12-3pm

Atlantic City Beer Festival 2015

Atlantic City Beer Fest – Discount, volunteering opportunity

Atlantic City Beer Festival 2015

Atlantic City Beer Festival 2015

Hi everyone!  The NJ Chapter of Barley’s Angels is hosting a booth at the Atlantic City Beer Fest on March 20-21, 2015.  There are three sessions and we need volunteers to help staff our table and we also need members for our Beer Brigade.  These women will help guide people on what breweries will best suit their taste preferences, we will have a list of breweries that are willing to spend an extra minute talking to people about their beer.   If you are interested in volunteering please contact Lea Ann Wood at lagwood1@gmail.com.  If you don’t want to volunteer but want to come to the festival, we have a discount code of BABES you can use at checkout to get your tickets for $45 each.  This code is good from 2/16 to 2/20.  We hope to see you there!

Barley's Angels Coastal Virginia

Sorry, Charlie, Barley’s Angels is for Girls

Here’s a great article that was posted in one of Coastal Virginia’s local publications in October on the Barley’s Angels Coastal Virginia Chapter.

http://veermag.com/2014/10/sorry-charlie-barleys-angels-is-for-girls/

Pike label honoring Rogue Jack Joyce

The Pike Brewing Honors Rogue’s Jack Joyce

This just in:

For Immediate Release

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.

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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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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

Denver Beer Company, Olomomo Nuts, and GABF

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It’s our last Denver meeting before tickets go on sale for the Great American Beer Festival (GABF). At this event, try a pairing of a Denver Beer Company brew with Olomomo nuts and get the inside scoop on GABF. The Great American Beer Festival has grown into one of the largest craft beer events in the country. Tickets go on sale in July, and we’ve developed this panel so that experienced event attendees and newbees can share stories that may help them acquire tickets or volunteer.

Speakers include:

  • The beer judge: Master Beer Judge Don Blake
  • The producer: Bradley Latham, Senior Events Manager at the Brewer’s Association (will discuss producing the event and volunteering)
  • The brewer: Staff from Denver Beer Company

Tickets can be purchased through the Barley’s Angels Colorado website at
www.barleysangelscolorado.com

  • When: 23 June 2014, at 7 pm.
  • Where: Denver Beer Company, 1695 Platte St. Denver CO
  • Tickets: $17.00 and includes a pint of Denver Beer Company beer paired with a selection of Olomomo nuts

It’s not just our panel members who have stories, we know you do too. If you’re planning to attend, we’d like to hear your stories or questions too. We won’t use your name, but we’ll add them into the program. Email us at barleysangelscolorado@gmail.com

Baltimore Beer Babes Join Barley’s Angels

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Baltimore Beer Babes have been actively bringing women together to explore craft beer for the past couple of years.

Organizer Judy Neff says:

Our goal is to inspire ladies to drink craft beer.  We have quarterly women-only events at local bars and breweries that focus on anything from pairing beer and food to learning about different styles of Belgian beers to the role of yeast in beer flavor and fermentation. Some of our members are homebrewers, some know a lot about craft beer, others are new to craft beer and all are welcome!

Links:
https://www.facebook.com/BaltimoreBeerBabes
https://twitter.com/BaltoBeerBabes