Being in Iowa to enjoy beer is not new to me. I founded Women Enjoying Beer when I was living in Ames years back. In fact, the very first interest group I hosted to see who might be willing to talk about women and beer happened there. When 28 people showed up to find out more, I knew I was onto something.
Fast forward to today: the first book on How To Market Beer To Women is coming out directly, I’ve been invited to work with dozens of clients across North America to teach, consult and advise on various elements of women and beer. This event was a sterling example of what I love to do: present, teach, entertain and taste. Turning on the brain for full engagement of flavor makes me very happy – and I truly believe it’s worthwhile.
When we talk about women and beer, we open up all sorts of other conversations.
The crowd was a mixed one, women and men alike, for which I laud groups for doing. The menu was a robust one, focused on Iowa Beers, cheese from The Cheese Shop and Dagoba Organic Chocolate. Is your mouth watering yet?
Big thanks to Ariane and the whole chapter as well as Anne and Rita from Lefty’s for making it all happen smoothly. Here’s the menu we enjoyed.
- Bell’s Oarsman Berliner Weisse, Dagoba Milk Chocolate and Zingerman’s Lincoln Log pasteurized goats milk cheese
- Toppling Goliath Dorothy California Common, Dagoba Lavender Blue Chocolate and Markie Golden raw cow’s milk cheese
- Peace Tree No Coast IPA, Dagoba Lemonberry Zest and Bleu Mont bandaged cheddar pasteurized cow’s milk cheese
- Confluence Milk Man Milk Stout, Dagoba Eclipse Chocolate and Hook’s Blue Paradise pasteurized cow’s milk cheese