Foxes Admiring Beer - FAB

A Beer Group for Women! There are so many fabulous women who love beer. We are Foxy, Assertive, Sexy, and Smart, and we deserve our own passion. Let's connect worldwide! We can teach each other about beer, share what we love, cook with it, tel... Read more
A Beer Group for Women! There are so many fabulous women who love beer. We are Foxy, Assertive, Sexy, and Smart, and we deserve our own passion. Let's connect worldwide! We can teach each other about beer, share what we love, cook with it, tell stories about the personalities we meet, and share the joys & challenges of loving beer. We are a global phenomenon! Read less

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The Beer Fox

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What beer bars do you recommend in your local area?

Everyone has been to the local pizza bar where the server rattles off a list of beers like BudMillerCoors and Shock Top.  But where's the REAL beer?  You know - the ones like Sierra Nevada, Dogfish...

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Everyone has been to the local pizza bar where the server rattles off a list of beers like BudMillerCoors and Shock Top.  But where's the REAL beer?  You know - the ones like Sierra Nevada, Dogfish Head, Victory, Abita, Lakefront, or New Belgium?  What's near you?  Where do you like to drink?

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The Beer Fox
The Beer Fox
February 20 2012 Permalink
Can anyone advise me about San Diego, CA beer bars?  I'll be there in early May and need info.
The Beer Fox

The Beer Fox commented on the Topic

Do guys dig you because you like beer?

How do they feel about your love of beer?

The Beer Fox
The Beer Fox
February 20 2012 Permalink
I think men love the controversy surrounding women who know alot about beer.  They like to criticize and praise.  It often surprises them when we order a dark, barrel-aged beer and love it. 

But I'm often not s... Read more
I think men love the controversy surrounding women who know alot about beer.  They like to criticize and praise.  It often surprises them when we order a dark, barrel-aged beer and love it. 

But I'm often not sure how to bring a guy around to trying a more interesting beer when he only drinks Miller Lite.  Will men take a shot at it, or does that only happen when they're around other guys? Read less
The Beer Fox

The Beer Fox commented on the Topic

Do you belong to a Ladies Beer Group in your local region?

When you meet, is it structured or loose?  What do you do?  Are there guests, do you have beer and food pairings, or do you meet at breweries for tours?  Do you each bring a beer to share, or do yo...

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When you meet, is it structured or loose?  What do you do?  Are there guests, do you have beer and food pairings, or do you meet at breweries for tours?  Do you each bring a beer to share, or do you buy beer at the place that hosts the event?

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The Beer Fox
The Beer Fox
February 20 2012 Permalink
I live in the southeastern corner of Pennsylvania, near Philadelphia, dubbed the "Best Beer Drinking City in America" by Don Russell, aka Joe Sixpack, a beer reporter for the Philadelphia Daily News and author of 3 bo... Read more
I live in the southeastern corner of Pennsylvania, near Philadelphia, dubbed the "Best Beer Drinking City in America" by Don Russell, aka Joe Sixpack, a beer reporter for the Philadelphia Daily News and author of 3 books on beer.  He is one of the founders of Philly Beer Week, and is the current director of Philly Beer Week.

Because of the attention Philly has gotten in the beer world, many women have discovered beer - AND formed beer groups in the region.  There are the
Women's In Pursuit of Ale (IPA) Club of Philadelphia, the West Chester Beer Ladies, the Media Beer Ladies, Pints and Purls, and Beer 4 Babes.  Just in about a 35 mile radius.  Last year, Natalie deChico, a member of the ALEiens Homebrew Club and New Jersey Sales Rep for Weyerbacher Brewing Company, won the title of Philly Beer Geek, along with $2800 in prizes.

As a professional member of the beer community (read that, "I get paid to do beer stuff"), I am a member of the Pink Boots Society, a global women's beer club in the commercial beer world.

I've given presentations to women's beer clubs (for free), including Beer 4 Babes, and All Ale the Ladies in Washington DC.  I will be giving seminars for women in Atlantic City, NJ at the end of March, 2012. 

Does your club teach you about beer, or do you just get together to share beer?  How does it work?  What benefits are you looking for?  Friendships?  Fun?  Education?  Guidance?  Cooking advice? Read less
The Beer Fox

The Beer Fox commented on the Topic

Do you Homebrew or Brew Professionally?

Have you ever thought of homebrewing?  Or maybe you actually brew professionally.  It's a lot like cooking.  Women were the 1st brewers - that's how they got the designation as high priestess.  Wha...

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Have you ever thought of homebrewing?  Or maybe you actually brew professionally.  It's a lot like cooking.  Women were the 1st brewers - that's how they got the designation as high priestess.  What are your thoughts or experiences with it?

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The Beer Fox
The Beer Fox
February 20 2012 Permalink
Yesterday, I was judging at the War of the Worts, held at Keystone Homebrew Supply in Montgomeryville, PA.  There were 880 entries, making it the largest homebrew competition on the East coast, not counting Sam Adams ... Read more
Yesterday, I was judging at the War of the Worts, held at Keystone Homebrew Supply in Montgomeryville, PA.  There were 880 entries, making it the largest homebrew competition on the East coast, not counting Sam Adams Longshot. 

Two women won ribbons in the competition, and I couldn't help wondering why more women don't brew.  It's really pretty much a cooking thing.  Even the mash looks like oatmeal. 

Do you brew?  Are you afraid to try, intimidated by the sheer size and weight of the equipment?  Or is it the science-chemistry-engineering factor? Read less
The Beer Fox

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Do you belong to a Ladies Beer Group in your local region?

When you meet, is it structured or loose?  What do you do?  Are there guests, do you have beer and food pairings, or do you meet at breweries for tours?  Do you each bring a beer to share, or do yo...

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When you meet, is it structured or loose?  What do you do?  Are there guests, do you have beer and food pairings, or do you meet at breweries for tours?  Do you each bring a beer to share, or do you buy beer at the place that hosts the event?

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The Beer Fox

The Beer Fox started a Topic

Do guys dig you because you like beer?

How do they feel about your love of beer?

The Beer Fox

The Beer Fox started a Topic

What beer bars do you recommend in your local area?

Everyone has been to the local pizza bar where the server rattles off a list of beers like BudMillerCoors and Shock Top.  But where's the REAL beer?  You know - the ones like Sierra Nevada, Dogfish...

Read more

Everyone has been to the local pizza bar where the server rattles off a list of beers like BudMillerCoors and Shock Top.  But where's the REAL beer?  You know - the ones like Sierra Nevada, Dogfish Head, Victory, Abita, Lakefront, or New Belgium?  What's near you?  Where do you like to drink?

Read less
The Beer Fox

The Beer Fox started a Topic

Do you Homebrew or Brew Professionally?

Have you ever thought of homebrewing?  Or maybe you actually brew professionally.  It's a lot like cooking.  Women were the 1st brewers - that's how they got the designation as high priestess.  Wha...

Read more

Have you ever thought of homebrewing?  Or maybe you actually brew professionally.  It's a lot like cooking.  Women were the 1st brewers - that's how they got the designation as high priestess.  What are your thoughts or experiences with it?

Read less
The Beer Fox

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Do you homebrew? The War of the Worts Homebrew Competition was held today at Keystone Homebrew in Montgomeryvilloe, PA - 880 entries!!! Barbara Weikert won a Second Place in the Fruit Beer Category... Read more
Do you homebrew? The War of the Worts Homebrew Competition was held today at Keystone Homebrew in Montgomeryvilloe, PA - 880 entries!!! Barbara Weikert won a Second Place in the Fruit Beer Category with Sultan's Bock, beat out by her husband, Josh Weikert with his Fruit Beer, Elder Weisse. (He can sleep on the couch tonight! LOL!) Melissa Titus, of the Lehigh Valley Homebrewers won a second prize for Whitby Abbey Ale, a Northern English Brown Ale. Go girls!!! Read less
The Beer Fox

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We don't want to compete with your local group. This is an online meet-up where we can share our experiences. Where do you go to meet up? Pink Boots Society, Barley's Angels, Ales 4 Females, Med... Read more
We don't want to compete with your local group. This is an online meet-up where we can share our experiences. Where do you go to meet up? Pink Boots Society, Barley's Angels, Ales 4 Females, Media Beer Ladies, Women Enjoying Beer? There are lots. Let us know what they are, where they are, and we can help women in your area to find you! Read less
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There are SO MANY great Women's Beer Groups out there. This is a great place to connect them all! Tell us about your local club and your adventures. If you are a member of a local club, share y... Read more
There are SO MANY great Women's Beer Groups out there. This is a great place to connect them all! Tell us about your local club and your adventures. If you are a member of a local club, share your stories. It may give us some good ideas! Read less