AZ Girls’ Pint Out turns 1
Last night Arizona Girls’ Pint Out turned one with a great little get-together of loyal beer-lovin’ ladies at the place where it all started, Sun Up Brewing Co.
The evening began with dinner, pints, and a chance to name the Märzen brewed specially by Sun Up brewer Uwe for the one year anniversary of AZ Girls’ Pint Out. There was a ton of sweet schwag to be won through a very fun and animated raffle where everyone managed to win at least one (and in some cases five or six) item from the table. Crispin/Fox Barrel donated some cool glassware and Papago Brewing provided multiple styles of t-shirts in a fantastic show of support. Around 7:30, before the men were allowed to join us, Maureen selected a name for the new brew. And while many people wanted to name it some variation of Mama Mo’s or Mama Maureen’s, she was very humble and instead selected May Milestone Märzen, created by Mel (pictured below), in honor of the group’s first anniversary. Later, she admitted with a smile – along with most of the ladies – that she would probably refer to it endearingly as Mama Mo’s. Once the name was selected and the raffle prizes were picked clean, we opened the doors and the guys made sure to try the new brew in honor of AZ Girls’ Pint Out.
Thanks so much to Maureen Basenberg, founder of the Arizona chapter of Girls’ Pint Out, for dedicating so much time and effort into making this group what it is today (especially with your little baby on the way!)! Many thanks also to the local breweries, bars, restaurants, and distributors, as well as the Arizona Society of Homebrewers for supporting the group and its efforts in spreading knowledge and the love of beer across the valley to so many fantastic women.