Getting to the Pint

networking group brings women together with beer

Caitlin Boyle, photos by Andrea Paulseth

Elizabeth Leis
Elizabeth Leis

Wisconsinites are known for their love of beer especially craft beer. This fact is embodied by Chippewa Valley Girls Pint Out, an organization that is geared toward women who enjoy craft beer or want to learn more about it. Girls Pint Out originated in Indianapolis, Indiana, in 2010, and quickly spread to Arizona and Texas. Today, Girls Pint Out has more than 100 chapters in 40 states and Washington, D.C. The group offers a forum for women with discussion, education, and fun along with events that are educational, charitable, and/or social.

Elizabeth Leis, chapter head of Chippewa Valley Girls Pint Out, got approval to create the chapter in March and held her first event in May. “We had a launch party at The Eau Claire Fire House for our first event where we met to drink craft beers, get information out about what Girls Pint Out is all about, and socialize and meet new people,” Leis says. “We have also had a flight night at Growler Guys, a meet-up at Ombibulous Brewing Co., and private brewery tour with the brewmaster of Leinenkugel’s.”

The Leinie’s tour has been Leis’ favorite event so far. Leis says that there is no membership process for ladies who are interested in joining: All they need to do is show up for a pint. The group, she says, is a way for members to socialize, meet new women who share a common interest in craft beer, and enjoy fun activities that surround craft beer.

The chapter is planning a holiday bottle share event at 7pm Friday, Dec. 13, at The Brewing Projeckt, 1807 N. Oxford Ave.


Find out more on the group’s Facebook page at facebook.com/ChippewaValleyGPO

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