Last night we used our monthly WEB meet up to celebrate our 3rd anniversary, albeit a few months later than actual date. Really though, not a big deal.
What is a big deal is that after 3 + years of Women Enjoying Beer progress, it’s encouraging to still see new women in the community where I live ‘discover’ WEB and want to be part of it. More importantly they want to come back. And bring friends.
Here’s the menu we featured to celebrate last night:
- Trumer Pils with simple citrus and greens salad
- New Belgium Dig Pale Ale with lightly grilled pear and goat cheese sandwich slivers (extra thanks to Christian Holbrook w/NBB for the bonus insight on this beer)
- Boneyard Femme Fatale with Apple fries and caramel (poor image choice for this label…tasty beer)
- Avery Maharaja with french bread and Hopyard Cheddar cheese from Rogue Creamery
This time I didn’t tell the group what their beers were before partaking, which lent a fun twist to the discovery. Without being about to put any preconceived brand notions on what was in their glass, they were more open-minded (although they’re pretty good about it as it is).
The groups always have Veterans and Rookies. So the combination of seasoned participants mingled with newbies is just as good as sampling new beer for WEB. We consistently hear the same discoveries, aha moments and the same patterns, every time.
Onward into year 4.