Month: March 2017

B.A.B.B.’s Women In Craft Beer Rewind

Yesterday we held the first B.A.B.B.’s (Badass Brewing Bitches) Women In Beer Talk Series featuring Andrea Miller, Ashleigh Carter, Laura Pilato, and Dev Adams. The night was filled with laughter, anecdotes, experiences, but most of all, passion.

Passion was in the air as each woman described the first beer that was their gateway into craft homebrewing, how they convey the excitement about all things craft beer and nerd out when talking  to other women in the taproom, and what they see in the future to generate more awareness for the 25% of women in the craft beer industry.

The biggest takeaway from the first panel in the series was that all of the women agreed wholeheartedly that they want to be seen as craft brewers, beer educators, or brewery owners; not as the only woman to do this, or the owner’s wife, or anything in between. While their gender does require them to speak a little louder at times, or direct attention to their successes by way of advocates, they simply want to be recognized for brewing awesome beer and busting their asses at the hard work they put in to give you that cold pint of passion.

A big thank you to all the panelists and everyone who came out. Stay tuned for our next panel coming up in April.


Bad-ass Brewing Bitches (B.A.B.B.)’s Women Beer Talk Series Event

Big Choice is kicking off the B.A.B.B.’s Women Beer Talk Series with an evening of discussion with four phenomenal women in the brewing industry.

Our beer talk series is meant to create a positive dialogue about the experiences of the growing number of women working in the craft beer community, as owners, brewers, educators, drinkers and general bada$$e$.

The talk is FREE and open to anyone, and as an attendee you get happy hour pricing ($1 off all pints). There will be four panelists and a brewery tour after the talk for those interested.

Andrea Miller, Owner/Events Big Choice Brewing
Ashleigh Carter, Owner/Brewer Bierstadt Lagerhaus
Laura Pilato, Brewer, Grimm Brothers Brewhouse
Dev Adams, Advanced Cicerone, Beer Educator


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Brown Bag Series #2: Chinook Hop Bob-Omb

Continuing the experimental Brown Bag series on March 25th we will be releasing the second beer in our Brown Bag Series: Chinook Bob-Omb IPA. We will also be giving away Chinook Rhizomes with six pack purchases (limited supplies) courtesy of Quirky Homebrew so you can grow your very own hops.

This style is what we are calling a Colorado IPA. Colorado is known for its C-hops: Centennial, Cascade, Chinook, and Columbus hops. We wanted to make a delicious, more flavorful IPA, less bitter than juicy NE IPAs, but with the standard hops, as opposed to the “sexy” hops like Mosaic, Galaxy, and Citra. With the Chinook hop we are proving you don’t have to use sexy hops to create a juicy IPA by varying the timing of the addition of the hops in the brewing process. Instead of using them for bittering, we are using them during the flameout, fermentation, and dry hopping points, with an emphasis on balancing and highlighting the aroma and juicy flavors.

Why the bob-omb? Hop bombs refer to a massive amount of bitterness in the beer, with less of an emphasis on the citrusy aroma and flavor of the hops in the beer. Drawing on the old school video game Bob-omb character, the Chinook Bob-omb, is a juicy, rather than bitter, hop bomb explosion in your mouth.

The Brown Bag Series is a play on the brown paper bag people use to conceal drinking alcohol in public places; the only consistency is seeing the brown bag, none the wiser to what beer is hidden inside.

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