Year-End Girls Pint Out Event Highlights The Women Who make Indiana Craft Beer Shine

Year-End Girls Pint Out Event Highlights The Women Who make Indiana Craft Beer Shine


By Writing Community Member Laura Menard

The ladies of craft beer were out in force Monday night at Red Lion Grog House in Fountain Square. Indianapolis Girls Pint Out (GPO), an organization dedicated to building a strong craft beer community for women, has been putting on fun and educational beer events all year, and Monday night was the final gathering of 2015. An informal get­-together featuring a who’s ­who of the Indianapolis craft beer scene, this event did not disappoint.

Brewers/owners in attendance were as follows:


Holly Miller - Black Acre Brewing Co.
Leah Huelsebusch - Taxman Brewing Company
Elizabeth Eaken - Twisted Crew Brewing Company
Keely Thomlinson  - Thr3e Wise Men Brewing Company
Eilise Lane Servies - Scarlet Lane Brewing Company
Eileen Martin - Fountain Square Brewing Co.
Megan Pelsor - Sun King Brewing Company

Throughout the night these ladies mingled with the guests, enjoying each other’s brews and company. The event was a come and go as you please affair, and throughout the evening groups of women (and men) filtered in and out, enjoying the $3 drink specials and appetizer platter provided especially for the occasion. Each brewery in attendance featured one beer special for the evening. A list of the beers provided is below: 

  • Black Acre: Chai Guy Milk Stout
  • Taxman: Inflation Double Wit with Pineapple
  • Twisted: Crew Passionfruit Blonde
  • Thr3e Wise Men: Weizenbock
  • Scarlet Lane Katrina: McClure Tart Apple Cinnamon Brown
  • Fountain Square: Oak­aged Soul Ride IPA
  • Sun King: Rita Wee Heavy

Did I try them all? I wish! These beers all looked amazing, but I had to be at work in the morning. I chose the Taxman Inflation Double Wit with Pineapple because a.) I love Taxman and b.) I’m normally a hop­head so I went with something outside my comfort zone. I’m very glad I did! This beer will make you forget all about the Indiana winter ­as it tastes like a sip of a tropical island. 

Taxman does a great wit, and the addition of the pineapple was inspired. I highly recommend making it to Red Lion to give it a try before it’s gone. 

At this point you might be wondering how Indianapolis GPO got so awesome. Here’s our claim to
fame: Indy’s GPO chapter was the first in the country, begun in 2010. They recently celebrated their 5th anniversary and have grown to boast partnerships with brewers locally and nationally! 

One thing is for certain as the year of great GPO events draws to a close: gone are the days of “girls don’t like beer.” The huge crowds of beer­-swilling ladies and talented brewers supporting Girls Pint Out in Indianapolis and around the country are a testament to that. Great Indianapolis breweries are owned by women, our local beers are brewed by women, and most importantly, last night a lot of good beers were enjoyed by women. That’s something I believe we can all raise a glass to.

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