A Beer Babes Year In Review

Hello Charlotte Beer Babes & Friends!

I wanted to summarize everything we’ve done this year, to give everyone an idea of what we’ve accomplished and participated in for 2014!

I have had the extreme pleasure of leading this group for this year, and I look forward to 2015 and expanding & continuing all of these pieces with each of you! So thank you for attending, participating, donating, and giving your feedback! HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!

Charlotte Beer Babes at December 2014 Second Saturday Beer Education class at The Beer Growler Charlotte!


Monthly Beer Education:
– Winter Seasonals at World of Beer (January)
– Reds, Ryes & Romance at World of Beer (February)
– Spring Seasonals at World of Beer (March)
– Wild Yeast Saisons at World of Beer (April)
– International Beer Bottle Share at Good Bottle (May)
– Cooked With Beer Food & Bottle Share at Good Bottle (June)
– NC Beers at T.Mac University (July)
– Summer Seasonals at T.Mac University (August)
– Bottle Share at Salud Beer Shop (September)
– Bottle Share at Carolina Beer Temple (November)
– Winter Ales at The Beer Growler (December)

Brewery Visits:
(In Order): Olde Mecklenburg Brewery, Unknown Brewing, NoDa Brewing, Heist Brewery, Triple C Brewing, Birdsong Brewing, Lenny Boy Brewing, Lake Norman Brewing Company, D9 Brewing, Rock Bottom Brewery, Sycamore Brewing

One-Off Education Classes & Other Events:
– Homebrewing Education Series:
****Brewing With Babes 101 at Carolina Beer Temple with Lisa,
****Field Trip to Alternative Beverages SouthEnd (Homebrew Supplies) with Lisa & Alexa,
****Brew Day at NoDa Brewing (Partnership with ladies from the Carolina BrewMasters)
– Cicerone Tasting & Off-Flavor Education Class in May at Salud Beer Shop with Ben and Charles
– Beer Photography Class with Eric Gaddy at Good Bottle
– Cicerone Tasting & Off-Flavor Education Class in October at Dilworth Neighborhood Grille with Ben and Charles
– Craft Chicks Hustle Harder Event at Unknown Brewing
– Volunteered and Attended 16th Annual Charlotte Oktoberfest to benefit 3 Local Charities
Carolina Renaissance Festival BrewFest Weekend

Quarterly Non-Profit Initiative:
Q1 – Children’s Charities
– Volunteered at Queen City Brewer’s Festival (QCBF) for Fundraising with ACEing Autism
– Power Hour Fundraising at Grapevine Wine Shop for Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation
Q2 – Animal Charities
– Fundraising & Adoption Event at Unknown Brewing for Greater Charlotte SPCA
– Fundraising & Item Drive Event at Triple C Brewing for Humane Society of Charlotte
Q3 – Military Charities
– Fundraising & Item Drive at Bulldog Beer & Wine for Operation Homefront of the Carolinas
– Food Drive for Second Harvest Food Bank at Triple C, Lenny Boy, Olde Mecklenburg, Unknown & Rock Bottom Breweries
– Volunteered at D9 Grand Opening Event with Tips split between Operation Homefront & Second Harvest Food Bank
Q4 – Women’s Charities
– Yoga and Self-Defense Classes as Fundraisers during Charlotte Beer Babes’ 3rd Anniversary Party at Sycamore Brewing to benefit Carolina Breast Friends and Safe Alliance charities.
IN SUMMARY: We raised/helped to raise over $6500 in money and goods this year!

After actually writing this all out, now I know why I am happily tired, and was particularly so in May! 😉 This has been a blast to arrange and organize and attend while getting to know all of you and all of these great venues and charities! I hope you’ve all had as much fun with all of these pieces as I have, and I look forward to seeing you (and meeting any newbies) for our great events in 2015!

Charlotte Beer Babes at Unknown Brewing in May 2014 to support Greater Charlotte SPCA!

Updated Group Contacts:

Twitter (Open To All)
Facebook Page (Open To All)
Facebook Group (Prefer Ladies Only)
Meetup Group (Prefer Ladies Only, but Open To All)

Thanks for a Wonderful and Hoppy 2014, and Happy New Year (2015) to all!
Slainté, Prost, Salut, Cheers, and Thanks!


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