Girls Like Beer Too – A Celebration of NW Women in Beer

Amongst the sea of Seattle Beer Week happenings, an event at the Pike Brewery Pub celebrates the role that women play in the Northwest beer industry. The event will feature a number of beers brewed by women. Thirstysisters at Pike Brewing provides an opportunity to meet and mingle with some of the most influential women in the Northwest beer business.

The event, on the Seattle Beer Week schedule as “Northwest Women in Beer,” takes place on Tuesday, May 15 from 5:00 – 8:00 at the Pike Brewery Pub in the Museum Room. Advance tickets are available online or you can pay at the door. Cost is $20 and proceeds benefit Planned Parenthood.

Among the many different women-brewed beers featured at the Thirstysisters event, Beer Broads Red Ale was conceived via a survey, recipe drawn up with help from Janelle Pritchard, then brewed by a group of beer-minded women, the Beer Broads, with a heavy assist from Alex Dittmar of Airways Brewing. Mrs. Beer Blog (a.k.a. my wife Kim) got in on the brewing action for that one.

This post is about the Thirstysisters event next week at Pike Brewing and I don’t want to confuse the message, but you can to try Beer Broads Red Ale at both Airways locations on Thursday, May 10th. It will be on tap starting at noon at the Airways Bistro, and on cask at 3:00 p.m. in the Airways Tap Room. Otherwise you can try it at the Thirstysisters event next week.

Here is the official press release:

thirstysisters at PIKE BREWING

NW women in beer, Seattle Beer Week

May 15, 2012 – 5 to 8 p.m.

Seattle Beer Week, May 10 – May 20, is a 10-day long celebration of local craft beer at venues throughout the Seattle area.


On May 15, Pike is proud to host the first annual thirstysisters Seattle Beer Week event: Northwest Women in Craft Beer. We hope you will join us for a taste of locally brewed beers and the chance to meet some of the most influential ladies affecting the local craft beer industry today. thirstysisters is an extraordinary event focused on women involved in the craft beer industry in the Pacific Northwest.

Date: Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Where: Museum Room, Pike Brewing Company

Time: 5:00 – 8:00 p.m.

Cost: $20 includes 5 tasting tickets (additional tickets 6 for $10)

RSVP: Tara 206-812-6604

Tickets: Brown Paper Tickets, and at the door.

Proceeds from this event will be donated to Planned Parenthood.

Representatives will attend with information.

We encourage you to reserve/purchase tickets early; they will go fast and space is limited. There will be a raffle featuring some wonderful gift items throughout the evening. Raffle tickets are available at $5 for 6, or $10 for 11 (must be present to win).

thirsty brew crew

Pike brewsters: Jan Balcom, Meg Bragg, Tiffany Herrington, along with Linda Stratton-Peterson (Pike Sales,) Rose Ann Finkel (owner,) and Erika Tedin (Full Throttle Bottles) brew beer for the event.

The event features women making beer at local breweries, and women making a difference by educating consumers at women-owned bottle shops. Participating are: Airways Brewery, Black Raven Brewery, Chuckanut Brewery, Diamond Knot Brewing, Elysian Brewery, Fremont Brewing, Hales Ales, Der Blokken Brewery, Naked City, Schooner Exact, Pike Brewing Company, Red Hook Brewery, Silver City Brewery; Full Throttle Bottles, Gravity Beer Market, and 99 Bottles; along with tasty treats from local women-owned cheese producers, food purveyors, and confectioners. And as if that weren’t enough, the thirstysisters themselves will be presenting and serving special brews that the ladies have brewed themselves. Revealed only at this event, it will be the only opportunity you will have to taste these one-of-a-kind beers!

about thirstysisters

The thirstysisters evolved out of a growing desire for women involved in the craft beer industry in the greater Seattle area to come together and pool their resources. With the ever expanding involvement of women in the brewing business, the thirsty sisters recognized a need to not only celebrate their love of craft beer, but also to educate other women on the historical significance of females in the craft beer industry. Through events such as this one planned for Seattle Beer Week, the thirsty sisters hope to bring more women into the fold and foster a vibrant, diverse craft brew community.

participating sisters: Anastasia Logan, Black Raven; Sara Nelson, Fremont Brewing; Kathy Hale, Hales Ales Brewery; Jessica Husted, Der Blokken Brewery; Erika Tedin, Full Throttle Bottles; Tiffany Adamowski, 99 Bottles; Roma Bert, Gravity Beer Market; Janelle Pritchard, an Independent Special Beer produced at Naked City; Mari Kemper, Chuckanut Brewery; Sharon Campbell, Tieton Cider Works; Sarah Williams, Wandering Aengus Ciderworks; Dione Dittmar, Airways Brewing; Crystie Kisler, Finnriver Farm & Cidery; Corinne McNielly and Whitney Burnside, Elysian Brewing; and Jan Balcom, Meg Bragg, Tiffany Herrington, Rose Ann Finkel, Laura Stoudt, and Linda Stratton-Peterson, from our own Pike Brewing Co.

Participating sisters (and brothers) in food:  Catherine Brooke-Barrows, Tabbey Cat Pickling Co.; Rebecca Staffel, Deluxe Jams, Julie Obrien, Firefly Kitchens; Gina Batali, Salumi Artisan Cured Meats; Matt Day, Mt. Townsend Creamery; Nicki Kerbs and Laura Glass, Cupcake Royale; Kevin Bartlett, Taylor Shellfish, Diana Puterbaugh, Hops Direct; Rebecca Early, Macrina Bakery; Julie Farrell, Tease Chocolates; Marci, Macio’s Italian Specialty Foods; Pamela Hinckley, Tom Douglas Restaurants; and Gary Marx, Pike Brewing Company.

thirstysisters educational tables: Teri Fahrendorf, Country Malt Group; and Planned Parenthood – Great Northwest.


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  1. just wondering…would it be okay if i brought my male orientated significant other? he enjoys beer and all sorts of fun things

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