Cheers to Chris

Chris was one of the first people to reach out to say “come visit us” on our Home Free Tour last year. We were thrilled to get the invite as we reaaaallllly wanted to visit and stay in Jackson.

Snake River Brewing, Jackson WY

Snake River Brewing, Jackson WY

He’s indicative of the brewing community – generous, hospitable, smart, and all around really nice guy.

His blog sums it up well.

In addition to his personal hospitality, Snake River hosted an event with WEB. 19 beer enthusiastic women crammed into a small room to talk and listen. Great fun and education had by all. He’s right of course – their clientele knows their beer. It was fabulously invigorating.

Many thanks to him and his tolerant cats for letting us stay. We’re already plotting to return for another visit…welcome mat’s out in Ashland too, Chris.

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Last night 19 women came together at Snake River for a Women & Beer event. They crammed the room full because they were interested in hearing about beer, talking about it and enoying others’ company.

p1020853We discussed history of women in beer, taste palates, how the micro movement has been a very good thing for craft brewing, how I got where I am (poster child story) and a ton more. Oh – and the tasting was big education for many.

The cozy room SRB provided, the 3 – 5 ounce pours of beer, the interest and then the questions….Questions generally start coming about half to two-thirds of the way into an event. The questions are really engaging, indicate the intelliegence of the female beer drinker and are great fodder for discussion. Plus it helps me continue to learn more so I can better serve.

Last nights group definitely gave me some more good things to think about and educate myself in. Just how I like it.

So cheers to Lenore, Ali, Tori, Jill, Jackie, Ashley and all the others. You made the evening great. As I have always said, the guests make the party.

I’d wager that the patrons who were present last night (everyone) will be trying more different beer from now on.

Thank you for the opportunity to spend upwards of two and a half hours together (originally slated for one and half!).

Thanks to Snake River – Chris for inviting me in and Ali, Sarah and the entire crew for being game and having fun with it. It was indeed my pleasure. Be very glad to come back to Jackson anytime. Preferably when there’s snow on the ground…or when it’s warm…or….

To you readers (brewers and consumer alike) – this is an excellent example of how Women Enjoying Beer educates, informs, provides a forum for discussion, empowers, and in general has a great time authentically and accurately serving the female beer consumer. Call upon me when I may be of service.

All for the love of beer.

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Snaking Through The Country

Snake River Brewing, Jackson WY

Snake River Brewing, Jackson WY

Tonight I get the distinct pleasure and honor of being Snake River Brewing’s guest for a Women & Beer event. If you can make it, still a few hours away, we’ll be upstairs from 530 – 7.

We’ll cover some women in beer history, female tastebuds, some termin-ale-logy and surely random other stuff as it comes up. The audience will be in charge. Plus SRB has kindly offered to give every attendee a few 5 ounce pours from their beer menu (I’ve selected 3 different ones to highlight).

Snake River is truly beer passionate with a tasty complementary food menu, a fun crew and a nice place to enjoy it all. Here are some pictures from the latest festival where I met Chris, who graciously invited me to Jackson. Can you tell they’re having fun?

Chris gave us a grand comprehensive tour yesterday too. I really enjoy tours and it was quite interesting in all kinds of good ways – including tasting some casks they have (sours! mmmm). I find brewers and breweries to be innovative (making things work for them), creative and  inventive. Sometimes you have to be so it serves them well.

Larry enjoying lunch at Snake River

Larry enjoying lunch at Snake River

Having fun and being passionate makes for a winning combination (alright, so they have some good business sense too). Said another way, when you’re having fun pursuing your passion, it’s alllll good.

Tomorrow morning we head for Grand Teton Brewing. Rob & Pete have graciously faciliated a tour. Can’t wait.


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