Thursday, January 20th, 2011
Portland, Oregon, January 20, 2011 — On January 23rd, the first U.S. chapter of Barley’s Angels launches with an educational tasting at Rogue Ales Public House hosted by Megan Flynn, Publisher and Editor of Beer West Magazine. Barley’s Angels is a group created to educate and encourage women to develop their interest in craft beer. Barley’s Angels was founded by Teri Fahrendorf, who in 1989 became the second female brewmaster at a craft brewery in the USA. Teri is also the president and founder of the Pink Boots Society, a group of over 500 of the most prolific women working in the craft brewing industry. Barley’s Angels accepts all women that have a thirst for education and an interest in creating a female beer enthusiast community.
This event, which marks the first official opening of a Barley’s Angels chapter, will be attended by Teri Fahrendorf and radio host Lisa Morrison. Megan Flynn will briefly discuss the role her magazine plays in the beer industry including the recent expansion from Beer Northwest to Beer West. The panel will then lead a general discussion on how to taste beer, from the initial pour to the amount of head, aroma, and taste. The ladies will put these tips to the test with 6 Rogue Ales: XS McRogue Scotch Ale, XS Old Crustacean, Shakespeare Stout, Chocolate Stout, Mocha Porter and Santa’s Private Reserve. The event begins at 5:00 PM, at Rogue Ales Public House on 13th & Flanders. For more information about Barley’s Angels, please vist http://www.pinkbootssociety.org or www.rogue.com.