Girls Like Beer Too…

Cheers to you on this Thirsty Thursday, friends!! Grab a beer and read on!

If you’ve been a fan of Momma Needs a Beer from the get-go, it’s very likely you read Girls like Beer Too and shouted a big fat DUH. Or maybe you’re stopping by Momma Needs a Beer for the first time today (Welcome! Cheers to you!!) because you read Girls Like Beer Too and thought… really? I don’t know any beer drinking gals. 
Personally speaking, I’ve always preferred beer over girlie cocktails. My passion for beer runs deep, and I will take a tiny bit of pleasure in watching a girlie-girl drink only cocktails all night and do my best to predict the exact moment she will turn into a hot mess, pass out &/or puke… usually each of these issues happen about 15 min apart, or less. These girls actually judge me because I’m drinking a beer and holding my own talking football while playing cards with their boyfriends. I don’t see this girlie-girl figure as often as I used to, but then again, I am a beer snob, and I do tend to socialize with fellow beer-lovers these days. Plus, I haven’t been to a college party in years
Yes, certain beer will get you drunk even faster than certain cocktails… and if you add liquor to beer, like the yummy Obliviator, your night will likely end soon after the beer-concoction is gone. But if you plan to extend your partying ways for more than an hour or two, beer is always the way to go, IMHO
To my not-really-a-surprise, when I attended multiple sponsored parties at BlogHer (yes, I’m talking about BlogHer again… last post about it, promise!), most only offered up one or two special cocktails made for the event… possibly an option for wine, but beer? I heard the phrase Sorry, no beer available for this party. Way too often. And I uttered but… Momma NEEDS a Beer! way too often in response. 
I doubt it’s a huge shocker that I’m not a big girlie-girl. I like hanging out with the boys. I do enjoy a cocktail on occasion. But I can’t drink pink or blue cocktails all night. And if that’s my only option, it’s very likely I will leave your party. I attended one party that offered 1 weak special concoction and the only other option was white wine. They didn’t even have red wine. What the WHAAA? How many regrets do these sponsored parties want us ladies to have when we wake up the next day? Can you say hangover-headache? 
I know I shouldn’t complain about complimentary drinks. Really. I know this. Beggars can’t be choosers and all that jazz. I do have a point here. 
Two kick-ass beer-drinking ladies at CheeseBurgHer
At the BlogHer sponsored parties, I was relieved to see that there was actually beer available. Nothing special, but I happily drank my beer and looked around for my fellow beer-drinking ladies to toast. There weren’t many of us… but I did see some of you proudly carrying a bottle of beer instead of a cocktail. The hubs wasn’t technically allowed into these official BlogHer parties (he did get into CheeseBurgHer though… shhhh!) so the parties I did get him a ticket to, not only was I disappointed with the lack of beer option, but he was stuck drinking a pink or blue drink too. Hello? Like he didn’t already feel out of place. I know this is a mainly conference for women, but, seriously people, take note:
*Grabs megaphone* 
Girls like beer too!! 
I’m happy to announce that my first BlogHer experience made me realize this is a perfect opportunity for me to host a Beer Only party for BlogHer’12. Thinking of calling it Mommas Need Beer! Original, huh? I’m starting my campaign early with the hopes that maybe a local New York brewery either near the NY Hilton or a quick walk/subway ride away will help me out here. I would also be willing to host a beer tasting party with supplies from a few of my favorite Michigan Breweries (if given the funds to drive/stay in a suite I could keep the beer on ice for the drive and host the beer only party in my suite). 
This is in the dream-stage now, and if my beer party is going to actually happen, it will take some time & planning. So, I need some help. If you are familiar with some awesome NYC breweries… or just want to help me out with the planning process for this party (I will definitely need some help, that’s why I’m kicking off this beer only party campaign 11 months early), comment below OR shoot me out an email here
Raise your beer bottles & pint glasses… Beer lovers UNITE!!! 

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  1. Posted August 18, 2011 at 4:45 pm | Permalink

    Us gay men run into this problem a lot too, for what it’s worth.

  2. Posted August 18, 2011 at 7:38 pm | Permalink

    HA!!! I can certainly understand that being an issue. I just don’t understand parties that don’t offer beer as an option AT ALL. Does. Not. Compute.

  3. Posted August 18, 2011 at 8:15 pm | Permalink

    I would so help you make this happen! It was pretty disappointing to be a mecca of craft beer and not have it available. I think the only place I was able to snag a brew I actually wanted was the Cheap Sally dance party where the club had Stone on draft. Otherwise I was stuck spending drink tickets on cocktails that gave me a headache or alcoholic water like MGD light.

  4. Posted August 18, 2011 at 9:19 pm | Permalink

    Keep your eyes & ears peeled, Kate! People need to know that they shouldn’t get in between a Momma and her beer… or random acts of awesome may occur without them!

  5. Anonymous
    Posted August 18, 2011 at 9:42 pm | Permalink

    Hey! Reading your blog…I’m from Michigan, will hand deliver your Michigan beer if you can get me a hotel room for your party! Yes, am drinking beers now:)

  6. Posted August 19, 2011 at 2:05 pm | Permalink

    Hey @Anonymous — if you’re serious about working with me on this, email me! CHEERS!

  7. Posted September 29, 2011 at 5:18 pm | Permalink

    Love this essay. I always feel a bit like a truck driver when I choose beer over merlot. ha! So what’s your current fave beer?

  8. Posted September 29, 2011 at 6:36 pm | Permalink

    Thanks, Jennifer! Currently, I’m obsessed with Michigan Brewing Co’s Screaming Pumpkin Ale. Earlier this week, a waitress mistakenly served me New Holland’s Ichabod telling me it was “the same thing” and I had to restrain myself from smacking some sense into her.

  9. Posted November 9, 2011 at 10:47 am | Permalink

    Um, seriously – are we related?? Hubs and I are beer snobs, too, and I HATE cocktails!! There’s not 1 liquor I would EVER take over a beer, and now I want to come to your beer party!!

    I actually know a couple possible leads for you… One of our great friends owns a bar in NYC called Professor Thom’s, and they might have a hookup. Also, we have other great friends who work at (and may possibly have part ownership?? don’t quote me on that one, though) Bronx Ale House. Although neither are actual breweries, I’m sure either or both would have some great recommendations and/or connections. Especially to a place like Brooklyn Brewery? (totally awesome, btw!) Let me know if you want more info and I’ll put out some feelers.

  10. Posted December 18, 2012 at 12:02 pm | Permalink

    “Girls like beer too!” – My wife surely agrees with this statement! Though my wife occasionally drinks beer, she makes it a point not to get drunk! Like you, no matter how many beers she consumes, it doesn’t have any effect on her body weight, remaining slim all through these years.

    Rob Feckler

    • Posted January 10, 2013 at 9:45 am | Permalink

      Oh, wow! Drinking alcohol with your partner is a good way of strengthening your relationship together. Just drink responsibly, guys, okay? With regards to the title of Kelli’s post, I strongly agree with that! Me and my girls prefer drinking beer over wine, actually.

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