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Women in Beer


6:00 pm - 9:00 pm


Herkimer Pub and Brewery
2922 Lyndale Ave. South, Minneapolis, Minnesota

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Women in Brewing!

The Herkimer Pub and Brewery Hosts the Twin Cities’ Largest

“Women in Beer” Panel

WHAT: Panel discussion and tasting with Minnesota’s most influential female brewers

WHO: 8 Female Movers & Shakers discuss the business of brewing

WHERE: The Herkimer Pub and Brewery, 2922 Lyndale Avenue South, Minneapolis

WHEN: Thursday, September 17th from 6-9 p.m.

The beer business has long been a male dominated culture, but more women are leading the

charge in this exploding industry as the love for craft beer continues to soar in the U.S. On

Thursday, September 17th, some of Minnesota’s most influential women in brewing will discuss

the state of the industry for females, both nationally and locally, as part of a spirited panel

discussion at The Herkimer Pub and Brewery in Minneapolis.

These trailblazers will share their insights into how they broke into a predominately “boys only”

club; the challenges they face; whether there’s a glass ceiling and the best ways to break through

 Deb Loch: Brewer/owner, Urban Growler, St. Paul — The first exclusively female-

owned brewery in MN.

 Laura Mullen: Co-owner, Bent Paddle Brewing Co., Duluth, and former Coordinator,

MN Craft Brewers Guild.

 Kelsi Moffitt: Operations Director, Better Beer Society, Minneapolis, and Co-Leader of

 Tara Alcure: Upper Midwest Regional Sales Manager, Green Flash Brewing (San Diego)

and Co-founder of the Pink Boots Society MN.

 Jacquie Berglund: Founder and CEO, Finnegans Beer, Minneapolis —The first brewery

in the world to donate 100% of their profits towards ending hunger.

 Amanda Buhman: Events Coordinator, One Simple Plan, MN Craft Brewers Guild.

 Rachel Anderson: Co-founder & Director of Marketing, Indeed Brewing Company,

 Rita Skamser-O’Neil: General Manager & Cicerone Certified Beer Server, The Herkimer

Pub and Brewery, Minneapolis

The panel coincides with a kick-off celebration for the launch of a new Minnesota chapter of the

Pink Boots Society. The mission of PBS is to empower women beer professionals to advance

their careers in the beer industry by providing educational workshops and scholarships. Twenty

percent of tickets sales will benefit the Pink Boots Society’s Scholarship fund.

Tickets cost $30 plus tax and will include beer samples and passed hors d’oeuvres.

To purchase tickets, go to: The Herkimer Pub

& Brewery is located at 2922 Lyndale Avenue South. To learn more about The Herkimer Pub &

Brewery, visit


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