Notice: July 2022 Events

Hey Charlotte Beer Babes & friends!

I wanted to create a post to share so you can see all of the July 2022 events in one place, to be sure that you don’t miss anything you want to make this month!

I have started back up with two of our standard, monthly events, and am also adding a few random other events in sporadically.

First up we have our Monthly Beer Ed series, which is a special one for our July 12 date! Co-Hosted by Rachael Cardwell Hudson, head brewer & owner of Pilot Brewing, who will be leading us on a Hop Rub & IPA tasting experiment from 6-9pm, with the class starting up about 6:30pm. We will sample 4 IPAs she has picked, while learning about the hops featured in each beer! Rachael is an Advanced Cicerone who is passionate about sharing her love of beer. If you’d like to come learn but not drink 4 IPAs, that’s also fine and you can absolutely build your own flight! Join us Tuesday, July 12, from 6-9pm at Pilot Brewing in Plaza-Midwood through the Facebook or Meetup events!

Next up, we have our Monthly Brewery Visit series, which for July 26, will be hosted at Triple C Brewing. Come join us between 6-9pm to grab a half pint, pint, or flight while we hang out, talk beer, and just generally have a good & relaxed time! Join us Tuesday, July 26, from 6-9pm at Triple C Brewing near LoSo through the Facebook or Meetup events!

Finally, we had a timing snafu on our first attempt, so we’re going to retry our Virtual Beer Babes Book Club meet on Thursday, July 28, from 6:30-7:30pm. Our first book is From Beer To Eternity by Sherry Harris, a cozy mystery in a Florida beach town. Join us through the Facebook or Meetup events to get the book links and meeting link.

We will have Beer Ed & Brewery Visits every month, usually 2nd & 4th weeks (respectively), and I’m trying to do another Virtual or in-person event as well each month. Stay tuned, as we will have some fun events coming up through year’s end!

Don’t forget to join the Facebook Group, like the Facebook Page, join the Meetup Group, and follow us on Twitter & Instagram. For any questions about events or the group, please email Bethany.

Slainté,
Bethany

September Beer Education Class

Hi All!

I’m putting the Class Notes for our Beer Education at Petty Thieves up on the site as a way to save some trees and ink!

Hope you can join us Tuesday, September 13, Petty Thieves Brewing for some education fun on various beer styles and kombucha! Class starts at 6:30pm in the secret room, and we have pre-selected flights for the event!

Watch for more Beer Ed and Brewery Visit events coming up every month!

Slainté,

Bethany Burr

August Beer Education Class

Hi All!

I’m putting the Class Notes for our Beer Education at Lenny Boy up on the site as a way to save some trees and ink!

Hope you can join us Tuesday August 9 at Lenny Boy Brewing for some education fun on various beer styles and kombucha! Class starts at 6:30pm in the back room, and we have pre-selected flights for the event!

We’re trying this out for a new thing, so please let me know what you think of it. Watch for more Beer Ed and Brewery Visit events coming up every month! And don’t forget our merch t-shirt sales are going on now through September 2!

https://www.customink.com/fundraising/charlotte-beer-babes-merch

Slainté,

Bethany Burr

Beer Babes t-shirts – available for limited time!

Hey Babes & Friends!

The long awaited reveal of our updated logo is now out, and with it comes a fundraiser t-shirt order that will 100% benefit Pink Boots Society with all proceeds! https://www.customink.com/fundraising/charlotte-beer-babes-merch

We have 6 different shirt options – women’s tank top, 2 women’s t-shirts, 2 unisex t-shirts, and 1 raglan style shirt! As long as we have 48 shirts ordered total, these will print. No maximum orders though! Have fun picking your choices out!

Shirt sales will end on September 2, and then will ship 12 days later! If you’re in Charlotte there is an option to save on shipping and have sent to me, for you to pick up at a future event!

Thanks for supporting Charlotte Beer Babes and Pink Boots Society!

Slaintè,

Bethany

Notice: August 2022 Events

Hey Charlotte Beer Babes & friends!

Here is the post so you can see all of the August 2022 events in one place, to be sure that you don’t miss anything you want to make this month!

I have started back up with two of our standard, monthly events, and am also adding a few random other events in sporadically.

First up we have a special event! Since we missed our 8th, 9th and 10th Anniversary Parties, we’re doing a Belated Anniversary Party on Saturday, August 8, at NoDa Brewing! Part of this will be to celebrate the “10th Saison des Babes” beer release that Bethany collab brewed with NoDa’s head brewer, Chad. Part of this will be to celebrate TEN YEARS with a new logo reveal, merchandise preview (shirts!!!), and hanging out together for some true Beer Babes fun! The beer will be available from noon until 10pm, and the Anniversary event will “officially” be going from noon until 5pm that day. Come join Bethany on Saturday, August 6, and follow the Facebook and Meetup events for more details! Watch all the socials for the new logo reveal that day, as well! 🙂

Next up, we have our Monthly Beer Ed series, which will be at Lenny Boy Brewing on Tuesday, August 9, from 6-9pm, with the class starting up about 6:30pm. We will sample a pre-selected flight that will include non-alcoholic kombucha as well as a selection of their beers! Join us Tuesday, August 9, from 6-9pm at Lenny Boy Brewing through the Facebook or Meetup events!

Finally, we have our Monthly Brewery Visit series, which for August 23, will be hosted at Blue Blaze. Come join us between 6-9pm to grab a half pint, pint, or flight while we hang out, talk beer, and just generally have a good & relaxed time! Join us Tuesday, August 23, from 6-9pm at Blue Blaze Brewing, just off Uptown, through the Facebook or Meetup events!

Finally, I wanted to get in front of yall early with an opportunity to volunteer or attend the Bière de Femme Festival on September 10, hosted this year at NoDa Brewing and benefitting Pink Boots Society! If you’re interested in volunteering, please sign up on Facebook or Meetup events AND send me an email to confirm volunteering. If you’re interested in attending, sign up on Facebook or Meetup events so other members know you’re going, and don’t forget to buy your tickets to either VIP or GA session!

We will have Beer Ed & Brewery Visits every month, usually 2nd & 4th weeks (respectively), and I’m trying to do another Virtual or in-person event as well each month. Stay tuned, as we will have some fun events coming up through year’s end!

Don’t forget to join the Facebook Group, like the Facebook Page, join the Meetup Group, and follow us on Twitter & Instagram. For any questions about events or the group, please email Bethany.

Slainté,
Bethany

June 2022 Beer Education

Hi All!

I’m putting the Class Notes for our Beer Education at Sugar Creek up on the site as a way to save some trees and ink!

Hope you can join us Tuesday June 14 at Sugar Creek Brewing for some education fun on Belgian Beers! Class starts at 6:30pm in the back room, and we have pre-selected flights for the event!

We’re trying this out for a new thing, so please let me know what you think of it. Watch for more Beer Ed and Brewery Visit events coming up every month!

Slainté,

Bethany Burr

April is NC Beer Month

Beer Babes and Friends,

April is officially NC Beer Month, and we have partnered with a lot of different groups to bring some truly awesome events into the Charlotte Beer Babes’ hands in celebration of this month of NC Beer. See all their events here as well.

For anyone who saw the Pink Boots Society Ladies Brew items in March, we will be going to Legion Brewing and NoDa Brewing for the releases of the beers we collectively helped to make! The style of Big Boots Brew this year was a Gosé [pron: go-seh] (flavors include lemon, herbs, and salt, are not hoppy, and are 4-5% ABV.). The NoDa version, Girls Gosé Wild with Cucumber, and the Legion version, Girls Gosé Wild with Hibiscus, will both be released exclusively in their own breweries on Monday, April 4. Then on Tuesday, April 5, you can get both beers at both breweries to sample! RSVP for April 5 to NoDa on Meetup and Facebook.

On Wednesday, April 6, we will be doing a Tap Takeover with Sara from Artisan Beverage Group [local distributor] at Growler USA [Ballantyne]! We will have our event from 5-10pm, however this deal is an all-day, for everyone kind of thing! We will be doing a 5-sample flight “Summer Sippers” for $10, with $1 off subsequent pint/growlers of those 5 beers [all day]. We also will get to hear Sara talk about these beers and their styles at 7:30pm for a semi-informal class! RSVP on Meetup and Facebook.

If you’re interested in a charity/brunch opportunity to kick off the month, Hope Is Brewing will be on Saturday, April 9, from 10am-1pm as a ticketed event benefiting Love146, a non-profit working to end child trafficking and exploitation. This event is being held at C3 Labs (2525 Distribution Street, 28203).

We will be doing our monthly Second Saturday Beer Education on Saturday, April 9, at The Beer Growler-Charlotte from 1-4pm. Class will be on the style of IPAs! This is a $12 class that includes 5 different samples of beers in this style. RSVP on Meetup or Facebook.

We will be doing a two part volunteer event with Girls On The Run Charlotte!
APRIL 23:
– We will be volunteering or walking/running in the Saturday, April 23rd, South Charlotte 5K. Volunteers RSVP to my email. To run/walk, sign up on the 5K site. Then heading to brunch & drinks at Mac’s Speed Shop (Ayrsley) from 11:30am-2pm. RSVP to Mac’s on Meetup or Facebook.
APRIL 30:
– We’ll be repeating all of the volunteering or walking/running fun on Saturday, April 30, for the North Charlotte 5K. Volunteers RSVP to my email. To run/walk, sign up on the 5K site. We will then head to brunch & drinks at Duckworth’s Huntersville from 11:30am-2pm. RSVP to Duckworth’s on Meetup or Facebook.
Volunteers for either 5K race day, please email me at charlottebeerbabes@yahoo.com to confirm, with your name and cell phone information. Volunteers will be working from 6:30am-10:30am (for either/both 5Ks). This is open to everyone, but we’d love to have a group of ladies out to support the Girls On The Run, of course!!

We will be going to Three Spirits Brewing for our Last Wednesday Brewery Visit on Wednesday, April 27, from 6-8pm. RSVP on Meetup or Facebook.

We will be doing a Meet The Brewers beer education event with Birdsong Brewing on a date still TBD at Birdsong Brewing Company. Cost will likely be $15 and includes a tasting and education session of 5 beers with the brewers of Birdsong! Stay tuned to RSVP once we finalize the day and time information!

We will be doing a Sour Beer Bottle Share at Carolina Beer Temple on a date still TBD, but likely on Sunday, April 24th, in the afternoon. For all of you unfamiliar, a bottle share is when everyone brings (or in this case buys) a different beer to share with the larger group. Everyone takes 1-3 oz samples (depending on the size of the bottle) so that everyone is literally trying a taste of everything. Typically, for a group of 10, you might see 13-14 bottles shared (between 12oz and 22oz sizes). The goal is to share what you like, or want to try out, with others. This also works out great to try a beer that you maybe wouldn’t drink ALL of but want to try nonetheless! So come join us for the Sour Beer Fun once we finalize the day and time!

Looking forward to a busy and fun April with all of you!

Slainté,
Bethany

CBB In The News

Heya Babes!

Well, I got interviewed recently by two different local publications as being the leader of the Charlotte Beer Babes, and thought I’d share them here to give everyone some background on me and the group!

Gravity Magazine (Karsen Price, photos by Wendy Raymond)

My City Magazine (Amanda Dickinson)

Enjoy and let me know what you think! Both of the writers & the photographer are Charlotte Beer Babes themselves, and do amazing work all the time!

Bonus, answer the trivia question for Gravity, and get entered to win a Gravity swag collection!

Super geeked and really stoked for these next two months for our activities AND these awesome articles!

Check out our Meetup and Facebook pages for updated events coming up, and we’ll see you out around Charlotte hopefully for some fun craft beer times!

Slainté!
Bethany

March Roars In….

Hey Beer Babes and Friends!

We are going to have a really busy March, and I am super stoked for it!

Thanks to everyone who has come out for our 2016 events thus far, especially our Raleigh Bus Trip last weekend, and I cannot wait until we get into all of the fun of March next week!

First off, we have partnered in the planning of some beer events with the UNC-Charlotte Atkins Library staff, one of whom is a Charlotte Beer Babe! Pam has worked hard with a team at the school to get 3 events (one already happened) to go in conjunction with the traveling exhibit From DNA To Beer. The exhibit is going through the campus until March 20th.

The Kombucha Talks event was Thursday, February 25, with Lenny Boy Brewing owner Townes Mowzer giving the talk. The Homebrew 101 event (Facebook or Meetup) is Wednesday, March 2, with House of Brews owner Heather Lewis giving the tutorial. Finally, the Legion Brewing Visit event (Facebook or Meetup) is the final outside event, where on March 9, everyone will be traveling to Legion Brewing for a tasting & tour event at the brewery!

Next up, we have a busy ladies-only weekend March 12-13 with three events! We are partnering up with a bunch of lady brew reps for a ridiculous amazing day on Saturday, March 12! We are starting off at The Liberty for the 2016 Beer Babes Brunch (Facebook or Meetup) with beer cocktails from 3 breweries paired with a 3-course meal for $35. After that, starting from The Liberty, we’ll be joining more lady brew reps for the Lumber Ladies Bar Crawl 2.0 (Facebook or Meetup)! This will be traversing from The Liberty over to CRAFT Tasting Room, Brass Tap Charlotte, and finally Helles & Dunkel!

Then on Sunday, March 13th, we will be having our Second SUNDAY Beer Education on International Beers at The Beer Growler-Charlotte (Facebook or Meetup)! We normally do this class on Saturdays for $12 for 5 samples of beer, but because International beers are a specialty, we will be doing $15 for 5 samples of beer. I am trying to do once a quarter on Sundays, since some of yall can’t do Saturdays, so this is our first quarter Sunday!

As if all of this isn’t enough, we’ll be doing another partnered event on Sunday, March 20, with (and at) The Unknown Brewing Company: Craft Chicks Hustle Harder 2 (Facebook or Meetup). This event was done in 2014 and we finally got our stars aligned to repeat it! We will have the event open to everyone, it will cost $10 at the door (gets you 1 pint plus entry), and there will basically be a mini-expo of Women In Crafts. From homebrewers to artisans to cheese makers to premier hair stylists to arts & crafters – we will have a lot of lady entrepreneurs represented across a variety of fields! Radio Lola will be providing the female-fronted tunes, and we will also have Two Chicks and A Truck providing for-purchase food! Lots of free samples and for-purchase items to be had, and this IS open to everyone to attend! BONUS: part of the proceeds will be going to Safe Alliance!

Our last event of the month is actually a Facebook only event, merely because it’s not one that I actually am running. Every year, we do a push to help out JDRF with guest bartending. For the third year in a row, I will be a Charity Guest Bartender at Grapevine Wine Shop – Riverwalk (new location!) to help raise money (all the tips!) for this great charity! Sign up for the event here or just show up Wednesday, March 30, from 5-10pm! TIP BIG people, TIP BIG! 😉

Now, normally, we would do a Last Tuesday Brewery Visit, but since we were going to do Legion Brewing, I am hoping to see everyone out there on Wed 3/9 for the Legion Brewing Visit (Facebook or Meetup) with UNC-Charlotte! Rumor has it, if we get a large enough crowd, they’re going to give us a discount! So let’s show up and have a blast ladies! This visit is also open to everyone, not just the ladies! 😉 Come on out with us gents!

Alright, so I’m exhausted and exhilarated just planning and typing this stuff – so I cannot wait to see everyone out at an event this month! If you have any suggestions, requests, comments or concerns – please feel free to reach out to me on this blog, or email me at charlottebeerbabes@yahoo.com.

Thanks for stopping by, and Happy March everyone!

Slainté, Prost, Cheers & Salut!
Bethany

2015: A Year In Review

Hello Charlotte Beer Babes & Friends!

Another year is done, another year of enjoying craft beer, local spots, and 42 events with a host of amazing ladies & friends!

Yes, we did 42 events in 2015! We volunteered, learned about beer, explored local spots, road tripped, toured breweries, paired beer with food, brewed beer, drank, and laughed A LOT!

This was a heck of a year Babes!

We had 12 Second Saturday events, visited 14 Breweries, 9 Fundraising/Volunteering events supporting 14 different charities, and did 15 one-off events! Whew!

We had the following count of events per month: January (3); February (3); March (7); April (3); May (6); June (4); August (1); September (1); October (6); November (3); and December (3).

We learned about these styles of beer at the monthly Education Class at The Beer Growler Charlotte: Stouts, Reds & Aphrodisiacs, IPAs, Brown Ales, Saisons, Session Ales, Wheats & Hefeweizens, “Flavored” Beers, Oktoberfest Beers, Pumpkin Ales, and Sours!

We visited these breweries: Sugar Creek Brewing, Barking Duck Brewery, Olde Hickory Brewing, Catawba Brewing Company, Fonta Flora Brewing, Olde Mecklenburg Brewery (new location), Triple C Brewing, Birdsong Brewing (new location), Heist Brewery, Lenny Boy Brewing, Wooden Robot Brewery, Free Range Brewing, Red Clay Ciderworks, and Sycamore Brewing!

We also helped to raise a LOT of money for charities this year – both by helping to volunteer with events that give money to charities, and by doing our own events!
QCBF Volunteering benefiting ACEing Autism: $4000 from raffle
Power Hour for JDRF: $1085 from tips (including from CBBs!)
NC Brewers & Music Festival Volunteering: benefits Rural Hill
SouthEnd Hops Festival
: benefited Chronic Illness Relief Fund in 2015!
17th Annual Charlotte Oktoberfest Volunteering: $50,000 donated to Ada Jenkins Center, Beds For Kids, Greater Charlotte SPCA, Operation Homefront-Carolinas
Carolina Raptor Center Jewelry Fundraiser: $135 donated by CBBs!
Funkonia Sour Fest Volunteering: benefiting Arts For Life for 2015!
NoDa Military Fundraiser Wort Share: $400 donated by NoDa Brewing & CBBs to support Patriot Charities & Operation Homefront-Carolinas!
CBB’s 4th Anniversary Party: $200 donated to Safe Alliance & The Butterfly Project

All in all, we helped events that donated or fundraised ourselves a total of over $58,000 this year for these great charities! Aaaamazing working all of these events this year!

Finally, we did 16 one-off events this year! We went on a road trip to Morganton & Hickory; did a Night of Nerdisms and saw a women-centric local play; did a specialized beer cocktail & food pairing brunch; did a Ladies Bar Crawl; saw a hockey game; learned about Beer Photography with Eric; Brewed Beer in teams with Lady HomeBrewers & NoDa Brewing; Showcased the Lemon Drop Hop in the AHA Hop Showcase; went to a lot of beer festivals; did a mixer with another local group; did a Beer & Wine Conversion Class with Mike of Brawley’s Beverages; went to the Renaissance Festival for BrewFest; did a Fullsteam & Fūd at Salud dinner pairing, and had our 4th Anniversary Party including a Yoga & Self-Defense Class as fundraisers!

Whew! That was quite a year ladies (& gents for some of those too)! Thank you all for helping me make this year a continuation of the success of 2014! Thank you to everyone who came out for any of the events, donated to any of the charities/fundraisers, attended any of the local beer festivals, and had fun with us!

I am so proud of everything we did in 2015 and am already planning a plethora of events (repeat and new) for 2016!

Looking forward to seeing everyone again this year, meeting new people this year, and getting a bigger and better showing for 2016 to make it our best year yet!

Slainté,
Bethany