You submitted your ideas, now help us select a winner from the list of creative beer recipe finalists below. When the vote closes MobCraft will brew the winning beer. You will then have the opportunity to order the beer online!
- Loch Be A Lady – South Dakota – Scotch Ale (Wee Heavy) with maple syrup and peat smoked grains
- Common Ground – Los Angeles – California Common with non-traditional hops
- Girl Grey IPA – Washington DC – IPA with VictoryHops, Amarillo, Fuggle, Mosaic and Earl Grey tea leaves
- Beernadette’s Twisted Lime – Poconos – Pale Ale with avocado, lime and honey
- GPOhhh No She Didn’t – Palm Beach – Session with hibiscus, Citra hops and prickly pear
- Medora de Vallombrosa – Milwaukee – Saison/Farmhouse with hibiscus, ginger and lemon peel
- Old Red Barn – Rhode Island – Saison/Farmhouse with Saaz, pink peppercornes and hibiscus
Voting ends December 29th! Vote here!
- Submit your idea here by November 4, 2016.
- Each chapter will narrow their submissions down to ONE applicant.
- The MobCraft team will narrow it down to the top 10 recipes.
- MobCraft will post the top 10 on their website and everyone can vote for the winner!
We asked for your help naming our sassy, beer-drinking logo. After reviewing almost 200 submissions, we narrowed the field down to six names – Beernadette, Anita Pint, Holly Hoppy, Polly Pints, Hoptilda, and Citra Belle. Over 1300 votes were tabulated to choose the final winner.
We are happy to announce that the most beloved name is Beernadette!
At the end of 2014, Girls Pint Out made a lot of changes – we rebranded, clarified our mission, moved the website, and became a 501(c)(3).
In 2015, we adjusted to these changes, grew tremendously, and big things happened! In 2015, Girls Pint Out celebrated its 5th anniversary. The organization grew to 83 chapters in 40 states. We partnered nationally with Uber. We had our second national event partnership with New Belgium Brewing.
Our chapters did quite a few collaboration beers with breweries, including:
- Indianapolis Girls Pint Out celebrated the Girls Pint Out 5th anniversary with a golden strong ale, Golden Girl, brewed by Scarlet Lane Brewing’s Eilise Lane and Thr3e Wise Men Brewery’s Keely Thomlinson.
- Tucson Girls Pint Out brewed Unite Red Ale for Pink Boots with Borderlands Brewing in March and kettle soured hoppy pale GPO Pale with Dragoon Brewing for our 2nd anniversary in September.
- South Carolina Girls Pint Out also brewed a beer for their 2nd anniversary – Girls Pint Stout with Swamp Cabbage Brewery.
- Vermont Girls Pint Out brewed two beers – a mocha stout with 14th Star Brewing Co. and a chamomile hibiscus saison with Switchback Brewing Co.
- Speaking of hibiscus, Palm Beach Girls Pint Out brewed a grapefruit hibiscus wheat IPA, GPOhhh No She Didn’t, with Funky Buddha Brewery.
- Columbus Girls Pint Out brewed Stay Classy, a Scottish wee heavy, with North High Brewing.
Some highlights to our year:
Susquehanna Valley GPO held an event to collect clothing donations for Dress for Success at Zeroday Brewing Company, owned by a husband and wife team, Brandalynn and Theo Armstrong. Brandalynn discussed their 3 year journey to open a brewery and her role as a woman in the beer business. Theo gave a tour and discussed some of his beers that were in the fermenters or aging in barrels. He also gave us some samples. The chapter donated 20 blouses, 4 dresses, 19 jackets, 24 pairs of pants, 8 suits, and a number of accessory items to Dress for Success!
Greenville GPO held a Drink Pink fundraiser at the city’s new bottleshop to support Gardeners for Hope, the local organization that supports breast cancer patients and survivors. The chapter raised more than $1,000 for Gardeners for Hope through donations and t-shirt sales. Ladies also donated toys and books for children being treated at the cancer center.
Los Angeles GPO held a donate a backpack event at El Segundo Brewing Company. Participants donated a backpack or $20 in exchange for a GPO glass and beer. The chapter donated 25 backpacks to St. Lawrence of Brindisi located in Watts.
Rhode Island GPO held a bottle share at the Edgewood Cheese Shop. Attendees were treated to hearty cheeseboards and delicious finger sandwiches. Everyone brought a couple of beers to share, which were loosely grouped by style and opened throughout the evening. This was the chapter’s first bottle share event and it did not disappoint. There was an incredible variety of excellent beers to taste complimented by the cheeseboards and finger sandwiches. Nothing brings the ladies together like beer and cheese!
Delaware Girls Pint Out is fortunate to have Dogfish Head located in their great little state! Dogfish partnered with the Wilmington Blue Rocks during the 2015 season for Beer:30, a happy hour style event on the Dogfish Off-centered Fan Deck of Frawley Stadium. I immediately thought this was going to be a great event for the girls here in Delaware! This event was so special because it gave our Girls Pint Out chapter a chance to partake in one of America’s great traditions: watch a ball game with a (great pint of) beer. Our guy friends and boyfriends/husbands were jealous that it was a girls’ only event, and we all kind of loved that a little bit. The chapter was even featured in the Blue Rocks future advertisements for Beer:30 the rest of the summer. How cool is that?!
Grand Rapids Girls Pint Out is a new chapter and they held their second event at Founders Brewing. Founders treated the chapter to use of the private Centennial room, appetizers, swag, brewery tours, private bartenders and guest appearance from women in all departments of Founders. The night ended on an amazing high with compliments from the staff being the best crowd they have had a pleasure of hosting. Some of the staff even became members! This was the first event where the chapter leaders realized how much support Girls Pint Out has in the city’s beer community and the amount enthusiastic beer women in Grand Rapids!
Indy Girls Pint Out hosted their first Coffee Beer & Donuts festival. Thirteen breweries coffee beers – some made especially for the event – were paired with pastries from thirteen local bakeries. Four local coffee roasters that the breweries used to make their coffee beers were also there sampling coffee. The event was held in conjunction with IndyFringe, a local non-profit theatre. The event was such a success that Indy GPO plans on make it their annual signature event!
Omaha Girls Pint Out held a diaper drive fundraiser to help raise diapers for the Lydia House in Omaha. The chapter teamed up with Twisted Vine and Hawks Pizza and $1 for every beer and pizza purchase went to the fundraiser, and a portion of the painting cost also went to the Lydia House. The Lydia House holds a special spot in the hearts of the Omaha chapter heads, and it was a great feeling to give back to them. The chapter collected 1,180 diapers for women in need!
Ladies, it’s the week we’ve all been waiting for. The event that only happens once a year. The plethora of craft beer in your home town. L.A. Beer week is upon us and we’ve made our picks. I hope to see many of you at these events. And if you happen to attend remember to tag #lagpo;
June 20th – L.A. Beer Kick Off Event at Exposition Park
June 21st – Happy Father’s Day!
June 22nd – Pink Boots Takeover at Three Weavers
June 23rd – Eagle Rock Battle of the Bands at the Echoplex
June 24th – Guest Bartender Nate Soroko at El Segundo Brewing Company (They’ve got a new tap room. Go check it out.)
June 25th – Measure your Head at Barbara’s at the Brewery in the arts district
June 26th – North L.A. County Brewers BFEST at Wolf Creek Brewery in Valencia (Sample beers from Kinetic Brewing, Bravery Brewing & MacLeod Ale alongside Wolf Creek favorites.)
June 27th – The Ladies of L.A. Craft Beer Forum at Mohawk Bend
June 28th – Close out L.A Beer Week with El Segundo Brewing Company at Venice Ale House
Are you excited yet? Because we are!
Ft. Collins, Colo., May 6, 2015 (From New Belgium Brewing)– New Belgium Brewing and Girls Pint Out to host a night of mixing and mingling to help celebrate New Belgium’s new Pear Ginger beer. On May 14 twelve cities across the country will host beer cocktail mixers featuring crafty mixology, beer samples and great food. New Belgium and Girls Pint Out have partnered before on a small batch release beer, Sin and Tonic. This go-round has twelve chapters of the national Girls Pint Out working with local mixologists to offer an interactive evening of beer cocktails and socializing.
“Girls Pint Out is an organization that promotes collaboration between women who love craft beer. By pairing with New Belgium, we have the opportunity to collaborate with a great women-operated brewery and for chapters to collaborate on a national level,” said Girls Pint Out President Amanda Wishin.
Pear Ginger, the inspiration for the evening, is a zesty, invigorating summer sipper crafted for beer glasses and mixologists’ cocktail shakers. Warming, spicy ginger punctuates the lemon, pear and bready white wheat. It starts sweet, but finishes with just the right amount of heat. You can drink it straight, no chaser, or put a new spin on a classic gimlet – either way, it’s how New Belgium is trying to shake it up this summer.
‘With Pear Ginger Beer, we decided to create a beer that is wonderful on its own, then doubles as a world-class mixer. We partnered with some of the best bartenders in the business that just happen to be dear friends of ours,” said New Belgium Brewing Specialty Brand Manager, Lauren Salazar. “This beer cocktail event with Girls Pint Out featuring local mixologists is the perfect event to celebrate women who love craft beer and cocktails as well.
The event includes one cocktail made with New Belgium’s Pear Ginger beer, two samples of beer cocktail dress, samples of other New Belgium beers and appetizers.
2015 Beer Cocktail Mixer Locations – May 14, 2015
Omaha Girls Pint Out
Time: 7 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Location: Wilson & Washburn – 1407 Harney St
Kansas City Girls Pint Out
Time: 7 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Location: The Belfry – 1532 Grand Blvd
D.C. Metro Girls Pint Out
Time: 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Location: Roofer’s Union (2nd floor) – 2446 18th St NW
Tampa Bay Girls Pint Out
Time: 6 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Location: Cask & Ale- 29 3rd St N
Detroit Girls Pint Out
Time: 7 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Location: Rosie O’Grady’s – 14980 Dix Toledo Rd, Southgate, MI
Tickets: $15 Advance or $20 at the door
Asheville Girls Pint Out
Time: 6:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Location: Cucina 24 – 24 Wall Street
New Orleans Girls Pint Out
Time: 6 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Location: SoBou – 310 Rue Chartres
Portland Girls Pint Out
Time: 6 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Location: The Station – 2703 NE Alberta St
Houston Girls Pint Out
Time: 7 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Location: Flying Saucer – 705 Main St.
Tucson Girls Pint Out – May 21
Time: 5 p.m. – 7 p.m.
Location: Reilly Craft Beer and Pizza – 101 E. Pennington
To follow along with the event use #gpomixernbb.
About New Belgium Brewing Company
New Belgium Brewing, makers of Fat Tire Amber Ale and a host of Belgian-inspired beers, is recognized as one of Outside Magazine’s Best Places to Work and one of the Wall Street Journal’s Best Small Businesses. The 100% employee-owned brewery is a Platinum-level Bicycle Friendly Business as designated by the League of American Bicyclists, and one of World Blu’s most democratic U.S. businesses, and a Certified B Corp. In addition to Fat Tire, New Belgium brews ten year-round beers; Ranger IPA, Rampant Imperial IPA, Shift Pale Lager, Slow Ride Session IPA, Snapshot Wheat, Sunshine Wheat, 1554 Black Lager, Blue Paddle Pilsner, Abbey Belgian Ale and Trippel. Learn more at www.newbelgium.com.
Girls Pint Out has chapters throughout the United States. Each chapter is as diverse as the ladies that run it. To celebrate our exceptional chapters and their diversity, Girls Pint Out is posting a series of blog posts that highlight each state’s unique craft beer culture. California is sixth in this series.
The state of California is currently home to 540 craft breweries with 240 new breweries in planning making California the largest state for craft beer! With that being said let’s take a mini road trip and check out a few of what California has to offer.
Starting in San Francisco with 21st Amendment Brewery located in the SOMA district not too far from where the Giants play you will find a full service restaurant and fantastic tap list. Whether you want to sit at the bar, sit outside or dine in the restaurant 21st Amendment has your beer enjoying atmosphere covered. For a fabulous pairing try Nico’s Tater Tots w/ Sriracha aioli with Brew Free! Or Die IPA…delicious!
Our next stop is The City Beer Store located on Folsom St (between 7th & 8th) where you can enjoy an assortment of guest beers on tap from Russian River to Ballast Point while building your own six packs! The City Beer Store is also a bottle shop offering great finds like Crux Fermentation Project and Figueroa Mountain Brewing Co. Stepping into The City Beer store is almost like entering a secret club, its dark, the ceilings are low and the exposed pipes holding up the beer tap list double as industrial artwork. The Nosh Menu includes Cheddar Pecan Cheese Coin Crackers and Candied Bacon Caramel Corn. The City Beer Store is a must on your to-do list!
Also located in San Francisco and only a few blocks away from The City Beer Store is Cellarmaker Brewing Company a new brewery offering beers such as The Vastness of Space, a sweet Bourbon Barrel Aged American Imperial Double Stout and I See a Dankness Double IPA. The tasting room was custom built with the help of many local vendors and while they do not serve food they greatly welcome you bringing your own and also provide a list of local tasty eats that are within a couple of blocks or deliver.
Let’s not forget the ever wonderful ThirstyBear Brewing Co., located on Howard St., between 2nd and 3rd. ThirstyBear is the one and only organic brewery within the San Francisco city limits and is known not only for their flavor packed beers, but also the delicious tapas you can order right along side them! Oh and did I mention the cheese pairings? You can’t pass up Cowgirl Creamery’s Mt. Tam paired with ThirstyBear’s Meyer ESB.
Moving east, across the Bay Bridge and into Berkeley, CA we have Triple Rock Brewery & Alehouse, one of the first five brewpubs to open in the United States. The Pinnacle Pale Ale, IPAX Ale and the Red Rock Ale are all a must! Paired with the roof top seating on a warm afternoon, time just fades away at Triple Rock!
Probably the most well-known brewery in California is Russian River Brewing Company who brews the famous Pliny the Elder a smooth and delicious Double IPA. Russian River was originally owned by Korbel Champagne Cellars in Guerneville, CA and when they decided to get out of the beer business they offered the brewery to its Head Brew Master in 2003. Now located in Downtown Santa Rosa, Russian River also brews Blind Pig IPA and Pliny the Elder’s nephew Pliny the Younger a Triple IPA which due to the very long brewing process is only released once a year on the first Friday of February and only available for two weeks (distributed locally and to distributors on draught only) Save the date and get in line!
Heading down south to Southern California we make our first stop in Riverside at Packinghouse Brewing Co. located directly across the way from Riverside Municipal Airport. Each year Packinghouse features their “Brew with a View” event where families can watch the airshow and enjoy gourmet food vendors. Packinghouse keeps the party going with Pint Night every other Friday featuring a guest musician and local food vendor and on occasion a craft corner by Mothership Scrapbook Gal. The atmosphere at Packinghouse is relaxing with a true “everybody knows your name” environment. On tap you will find signature brews such as Bell Tower Blonde that’s light and crisp and my personal favorite Double Dry Hopped Heritage. Stop by and have a pint!
Also located in Riverside is Wicks Brewing Co. which opened in 2013 offers a rotating guest tap list as well as their own brews like Wicks Battle Cry IPA. The brewery is also a full service restaurant offering appetizers, sandwiches and flats breads as well as a children’s menu making it perfect for the whole family! But probably the most fun feature of Wicks is the ability to Brew Your Own beer on premises. Recipes are provided or if you have an idea Wicks will help you develop your own. With the help of their on-site brewers they will assist and monitor your beer during the fermentation process. Their graphics team will also assist in a personalized label for your very own beer when your bottling session takes place 3-4 week later!
Our last stop is Stone Brewing Co. in Escondido and is probably the most beautiful brewery in California with lush organic gardens and Koi ponds just outside the brewery. Just like its name, stone is one of the main elements along with wood, metal and water that make a compelling environment. The best seat in the house is the Crow’s Nest that overlooks the restaurant in a loft setting. On draught are Stone’s signature brews, Strong Pale Ale, Smoked Porter and the very hoppy Stone IPA along with guest beers. Want to show your love for each other and craft beer at the same time? Wedding packages are available so bring up to 150 of your closest family and friends and say I DO and cheers!
To reach Girls Pint Out in California, find them on Facebook or reach them by email:
Chico – firstname.lastname@example.org
Inland Empire – email@example.com
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Girls Pint Out has chapters throughout the United States. Each chapter is as diverse as the ladies that run it. To celebrate our exceptional chapters and their diversity, Girls Pint Out is posting a series of blog posts that highlight each state’s unique craft beer culture. Oregon is the fifth in this series.
Cheers, from the ever so lovely, green state of Oregon!
Oregon is one of a kind.
We have quite the awesome spread of breweries amidst our lively state.
From the strictly Gluten-Free, Groundbreaker Brewing, to the original pioneers of the industry, Widmer Brewing, never to forget the trailblazing, one of a kind, Organic brewery Hopworks Urban Brewery.
Many fantastic breweries have taken hold, and steered this vivacious Oregon Craft Beer scene. To create an all-encompassing guide would carry a closer similarity to a long-winded novel, not an efficient blog post.
Here, I will focus on a few of my favorite Oregon breweries.
My palette for beer perfection dances far and wide, from the Pacific Ocean, to the bustling, busy town of Portland, to the hills of the Willamette Valleys, to the edges of Monkey Face (a great rock climbing attraction found in the beautiful Bend). With that, below please find my list of 15 Hop-epic, Oregon born and raised craft breweries.
Please note, I only covered the greater Portland area and the coast.
Another goody to know is, that we have an excellent brew touring company, by the name of Brewvana, based out of Portland. Brewvana in a nutshell; pick your breweries, pick your tour, hop on the bus and leave the driving to a fun and knowledgeable tour guide. Not only will you spend your day imbibing and full of beer joy, but you’ll gain an educational experience too. Win-win! You’ll get to see behind the scenes, try amazing beer samples, and have zero worry about an itinerary. If you mention the discount code patti_r4, when booking you can save 10% on your tour!
Now to the list!
I’ll attempt to streamline, based on region. Please note I had to stop with these 15, but I could go on and on. Possibly creating an Oregon, beer based novel. PROST!
Region: Portland Metro
- Hopworks Urban Brewery– ORGANIC, did I say Organic? Delicious, local food, great vegetarian options, kid friendly, super cool atmosphere, aesthetically pleasing, bike friendly.
- Migration Brewing– A beautiful upcycle of an old service station! Outside seating, great nightly festivities… Did I mention they’re huge Portland Trailblazer fans?
- Basecamp– The most artistic, groovy atmosphere. Photo op CENTRAL! Beauty is in the eye of the beerholder!
- Alameda Brewing Company– Coveting the beauty of fantastic beer and North Portland, 1996 was a great year to be brewing.
- Widmer Brewing– 1984. Enough said. Two super cool guys who created their dream, and said NO to the man. Did I mention they are still actively involved in the homebrew scene? That’s right they represent and are active players in the Oregon Brew Crew.
- Lompoc Brewing– Creativity and a love for beer. Great atmosphere, roomy booths, outside seating, barrel aged fantasticness and yes, multiple locations. Another 1996 WIN!
- Ex Novo Brewing– A non-profit brewery, from start to finish. Living, brewing beer, and giving back to the community.
- Upright Brewing– OPEN FERMENTATION. This goody is off the beaten path, but does not disappoint. Reminiscent of Fight Club atmosphere (holding down in the basement, of an upcycled, reinvented building), but far more friendly, and oh so Portland. Upright is just the perfect niche of small scale brewing with delicious taste.
Region: SW Portland
- Sasquatch Brewing– Hairy Knuckle Stout, enough said. Their food options will delight your palate.
- Old Market Pub– This pub dates back to a simpler time. Great beer, open seating, booths galore, a Southwest Portland GEM!
- Lucky Lab– Community seating, amazing pizza, and even better beer. Yes, please bring your pooch. Yet again, another upcycled reconstruction.
Coastal Region A: Astoria
- Fort George– This brewery alone has transformed the sleepy, historical town of Astoria. The building was beyond transformed, gutted, refurbished. Creativity, is an understatement. Gasping Columbia river views, beautiful chalkboard art, craft welding touches throughout. Astoria, Never Say DIE!
- Buoy Beer– Literally on the Columbia river… situated on old river pilings. Glass floors that capture the sea lions napping on the rocks below. Buoy is the newest kid on the Oregon Coast brew block, but they’re more than catching on. Great outside seating too!
Coastal Region B: Newport
- Rogue Brewery– Well-known throughout the country. Jack Joyce. A true OBG. (OriginalBrewGangsta’)
Coastal Region C: Cape Kiwanda
Pelican Brewing– JUST GO THERE! You’ll never want to leave. Epic views, the beach, the capes, the sand, the salt air. The best.
“A hymn to Ninkasi”: The poem is actually a true, sacred recipe for brewing beer, passed down. This reference is of absolute importance, the link between feminine know-how and amazing beer. The goddess herself was far beyond her time. Stand proud ladies!
Ninkasi Brewing, is rooted from Eugene, Oregon. Established in 2006. Eugene is also the home of The University of Oregon. Go Ducks! Ninkasi’s Total Domination is an absolute go to. Hop smooth is an understatement, as well as their suitably named seasonal, Sleigh’r. Their attention to detail is quite relevant in all of their endeavors. From naming, to label creation, and beyond.
Ninkasi has a soft spot in my heart for a number of legit reasons. First off, their brew is amazing, the know-how and freshness that is packed into each batch is delicious.
Drum roll please… THEY ARE 1 of only a few nationwide vegan beers. Meaning they don’t utilize fish bladders, or any harvested animal component in the process of creating their delectable craft brews. Cheers to compassion!
Thanks for reading! Now get out there and imbibe OREGON!
To reach Portland Girls Pint Out, find them on Facebook or reach them by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Girls Pint Out is celebrating its 5th birthday – and we are celebrating by announcing a new national partnership with Uber! Uber seamlessly connects you to drivers through an easy-to-use app that you can download onto your phone.
The mission of Girls Pint Out is to build a community of women celebrity dresses who wear love craft beer and who are an active, contributing part of the greater craft beer community. We want to build this community safely and responsibly. Uber is helping us do that by offering safe and responsible transportation.
We encourage you to use this code – and Uber generally – to safely get to your next destination or home. Cheers!