Thursday, February 23, 2012

Women in the NYC Beer Industry to Unite in Manhattan

NEW YORK, NY – Over 100 women who work or are involved in the beer industry in NYC will gather together on Monday, February 27 for “New York City Women in Beer,” a social and networking event to be held at Taproom 307 (307 3rd Ave.) in Manhattan.

The event is organized by Emily Garland, Founder and CEO of Tapped Craft Beer events, and Sonya Giacobbe, co-owner of Kelso Beer Co.

"The idea for NYC Women in Beer originally came to me because I'm interested in meeting more women in the industry,” said Garland. “Sonya and I are thrilled with the response. Our hope is that this event will not only provide women with an opportunity to expand their networks and discover new business opportunities, but also encourage dialogue and education among different sides of the the industry that may not frequently interact, leading to a strengthening of the community and a foundation for further growth and innovation.”

Giacobbe added, “Networking is the grease in any field of work. It's through networking that unexpected opportunities, surprising collaborations and new ideas are formed. For whatever reason, most women in the industry just aren't in the positions that afford them the chance to network on a regular basis, so we wanted to create that space. Also, beer people are good people, so why not organize a night of drinking with them?"

Admission is free but an RSVP is required. There will be $5 draft beers during the event, which will run from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Women from many notable breweries, bars, distributors and other beer-related organizations have registered, including the Brooklyn Brewery, Peekskill Brewery, Union Beer Distributors, Blind Tiger, Brooklyn Homebrew and Yankee Brew News.

“It is a very exciting time for beer in New York City – I'm excited to see where this event could lead us, and encourage all women in the industry to attend!" said Garland.

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Anonymous said...

I'll be there tonight! Can't wait! I'm excited to meet all the fantastic ladies in the industry & to check out Taproom 307!

Jim Bonomo aka GoodbyeOhio said...

this is absolutely outrageous and only serves to promote segregation in the craft beer industry. congratulations on being exclusionary and turning back the clocks a hundred-plus-years..

Emily said...

Thank you for posting & for the support!
- Emily Garland, Tapped Craft Beer Events