Friday, November 20, 2009

1st Women Who LIke Beer was a SUCCESS!

Thank you EVERYONE who attended and made the first meetup a success! We learned a little about the history of women and beer....and how we need to TAKE BACK THE PINT!

We learned all about different styles of beer- from a double IPA, to a Fresh Hop Ale, to the oldest recipe of beer dating back to King Midas to Sour Beers, to Belgian Beers, to Fruit Beers, to Barley Wine,  to Porters and to Stouts!

We tried 13 beers total for $15:

Hell or High Watermelon Wheat
Trader Joe's Bavarian Style Hefeweizen
Midas Touch Golden Elixir
Punkin Ale
Hop Trip
Le Merle
Chimay Grand reserve (Blue)
He'Brew Origin Pomegranate
Pliny the Elder
Coconut Porter
Speedway Stout
Mirror Mirror

We also talked about how to taste a beer through the 5 components of tasting:
5-Drink ability

We also talked about what we thought would pair well with the above beers. From beers that paired well with Brie, Camembert, Scallops, Lobster, Triple Cream, Duck, Gamey meats, Curries, Cheddar, Coconut Pie, Blue Cheese, Dried Fruits, Tiramisu and more!

I know not everyone likes every style but it was fun trying them all and seeing which ones everyone liked! I am glad everyone had so much FUN and I look forward to our next meetup~ which is
Thursday Dec 10th at 7pm $20.

Also check out one member-Casi's blog:
She wrote her own review of this first meetup!
Thanks Casi!


  1. Thank you too! Great post, great time, great beer!

  2. Hi there. This is Zak Davis from Shmaltz Brewing Company, the makers of HE'BREW Beer. Just wanted to say thanks so much for including Origin Pomegranate in your tasting lineup. It's a much different style of "fruit beer" and I hope that the group liked it. As a fellow San Franciscan, hopefully we'll cross paths around the block. L'Chaim!! ~Zak