Sunday, March 13, 2011

Barley's Angels (or What I did for fun on my birthday)

This year my Big Birthday happened to coincide with a gathering women learning all about beer, the production and nuances of beer, complementary foods, etc., taught by Lisa "Beer Goddess" Morrison. It was a fantastic event, held in the Tap Room of the Fort George Brewery and Public House. Above is a photo our new chapter of the organization, which was featured in yesterday's local newspaper. I'm in the front, holding one side of the flag. My good friends Wendy (who is next to me and behind the flag) and Allison (seated to the right of the flag) were also in attendance (and yes, we got Barley's Angels t-shirts).

I was so surprised at the birthday cake presented as the sixth (of seven) courses served. Mmmm...Raspberry Chocolate Cake paired with Rogue Double Chocolate Stout - a perfect combination.
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All About Barley's Angels

WHAT WE ARE:

Mission Statement: As the consumer leg of the Pink Boots Society®, Barley's Angels 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, thus creating more women beer enthusiasts, and, ultimately, involving more women in beer- and brewery-related careers.

Purpose: Barley's Angels is a growing collection of individual chapters around the world that work with craft-beer focused breweries, brewpubs, restaurants, alehouses and other public beer establishments to advance the female consumer craft beer enthusiast, resulting in increased patronage and revenue from women, while encouraging education and interest in beer among this often under-recognized demographic group.

WHAT WE ARE NOT:

Barley's Angels is not just a social, beer-drinking club for women. Barley's Angels respect beer and brewing, have a thirst for education, enjoy beer responsibly and act appropriately at all times.

2 comments:

Susie McMahon said...

Being fond of the odd drop of the local fine brew, I could think of almost no better way of celebrating!
Happy Birthday, Deanna!

Susan McGorty said...

Happy Belated Birthday, Deanna!
Each and every birthday we are here to celebrate is an amazing blessing. Aloha.