For a long time, the craft beer World was dominated by men. That may still seem like the case on the surface, but more and more women are discovering their love of craft beer and have become an important demographic. Unfortunately, the marketing we see aimed at women, even for craft beer, is often somewhat demeaning or degrading, perhaps suggesting that women will only like the lighter, sweeter, more easy-drinking craft beers offerings out there.
I can tell you from my own personal experience, including with my own wife (whose favorite styles are Belgian Ales, Scotch Ales and Stouts) that is definitely not the case. Girls Pint Out, a national craft beer organization for women, understands this. Their mission is to build a community of women who love craft beer and who are an active, contributing part of the greater craft beer community. They hold regular ‘Pint Night’ events at various locations and also host other special events.
One of those special events is coming up soon. Next Wednesday, June 17th, the Seattle Chapter of Girls Pint out will be hosting a Whiskey and Beer pairing event at Kickin’ Boot in Ballard, which will feature local craft beers paired with four different whiskeys.
Here is the full press release from the Seattle Chapter of Girls Pint Out:
SEATTLE – June 9. Seattle Girls Pint Out is thrilled to announce that we are teaming up with Kickin’ Boot Whiskey Kitchen in Ballard for our first Whiskey & Beer Pairing event for ladies on Wednesday, June 17 6:30-8:30pm!
The event will spotlight four pairings: two beers from Stoup Brewing and two beers from Iron Horse Brewing, each paired with a whiskey from Kickin’ Boot. Both breweries will have representatives on hand to describe how their beers will complement with the chosen whiskey. Kickin’ Boot will have their Spirits Specialist on hand to describe each whiskey’s notes and characters. Small bites will be provided.
This event will be open to all ladies 21+ and will be limited to 20 attendees. Please remember to bring your ID as it will be checked.
Tickets are available via Brown Paper Tickets:
Kickin’ Boot Whiskey Kitchen is located in the heart of Ballard at 5309 22nd Ave NW, Seattle, WA 98107.
About Girls Pint Out
Girls Pint Out is a national 501(c)(3) craft beer organization for women. Our mission is to build a community of women who love craft beer and who are an active, contributing part of the greater craft beer community. Girls Pint Out started in Indianapolis in 2010, and has grown into a national non-profit organization with multiple chapters throughout the US. The Seattle chapter was founded in 2014 and is dedicated to getting more ladies into the thriving craft beer scene in Washington state through educational events and social gatherings. There is no membership to join Seattle Girls Pint Out, just come join us for a pint and conversation! Seattle Girls Pint Out holds monthly events including Pint Nights at rotating locations and Pints & Pages bookclub at Ballard Beer Company.
For more information on Seattle Girls Pint Out follow us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter or visit our website at http://www.girlspintout.org/chapter-directory/west/washington/seattle/.
If you’re a Seattle area woman, looking to get more into the craft beer scene, or if you know of such a woman, then mark next Thursday, June 17th on your calendar and head on down to Kickin’ Boots for some good drinks and good times with Girls Pint Out. As noted above, both breweries will have representatives on hand to describe how their beers will complement with the chosen whiskey. So if you have any questions, they’ll be there to help you out. If you get hungry at the event, no problem. Kickin’ Boot has a full menu.
Drink responsibly and stay safe out there.