Girls' Pint Out Brings Together Craft Beer Mavens | Food News | Seven Days | Vermont's Independent Voice

Seven Days needs your financial support!

Girls' Pint Out Brings Together Craft Beer Mavens 

click to enlarge sidedishes4-1.jpg

Amanda Wishin founded Girls Pint Out in Indiana in 2010 with a mission to "build a community of women who love craft beer and who are an active, contributing part of the greater craft beer community." Before long, she was fielding calls from women around the country who hoped to bring the idea to their areas. Turns out, beer is not just for bros.

As of last week, the national 501(c)(3) organization now has a Vermont chapter. Founder Bethany Baker, whom local hopheads may recognize as @LipstickNLager on social media, plans to hold the inaugural Girls Pint Out event in mid-December at a location to be determined. She says she's been working with 14th Star Brewing founder Steve Gagner to organize an event at that St. Albans brewery in January, with a special collaboration beer on draft.

A born-and-raised Vermonter, Baker says she's always been a huge craft beer fan, but noticed that most of her drinking buddies were men. "I tend to be a 'guy's girl,'" she says, "and part of that is that I like beer so much. A lot of the girls I hang out with turn their noses up at beer."

But as Baker started becoming more active in the burgeoning Vermont beer community, she realized that a lot of women shared her thirst for suds. "I just thought it would be great to bring everyone together," she says. "We like to think we're a minority, being female beer lovers, so this seemed like a great way to solidify our legitimacy as women who love craft beer."

So far, the response has been overwhelmingly positive. Baker says the Vermont Girls Pint Out Facebook page garnered more than 100 followers in the first two days, and several women have reached out to her directly. "I've had nothing but excited, enthusiastic, optimistic feedback," she says. "It's been great. I think it was needed and wanted."

Girls Pint Out isn't a club with official membership; all events are free and open to the public. Events will take the form of gatherings at bars and restaurants, brewery tours, educational workshops, and meet-ups. Those interested in attending an event can follow @VermontGPO on Facebook and Twitter for updates.

The original print version of this article was headlined "Bitches' Brew"

Related Locations

More...
Got something to say? Send a letter to the editor and we'll publish your feedback in print!

More By This Author

About The Author

Hannah Palmer Egan

Hannah Palmer Egan

Bio:
Hannah Palmer Egan is a food and drink writer at Seven Days.

Comments


Comments are closed.

Since 2014, Seven Days has allowed readers to comment on all stories posted on our website. While we’ve appreciated the suggestions and insights, the time has come to shut them down — at least temporarily.

While we champion free speech, facts are a matter of life and death during the coronavirus pandemic, and right now Seven Days is prioritizing the production of responsible journalism over moderating online debates between readers.

To criticize, correct or praise our reporting, please send us a letter to the editor. Or send us a tip. We’ll check it out and report the results.

Online comments may return when we have better tech tools for managing them. Thanks for reading.

Latest in Food News

Keep up with us Seven Days a week!

Sign up for our fun and informative
newsletters:

All content © 2020 Da Capo Publishing, Inc. 255 So. Champlain St. Ste. 5, Burlington, VT 05401  |  Contact Us
Website powered by Foundation