Ladies Drink Beer

My relationship with beer was not love at first sight. In college, even dollar beer nights couldn't entice me. When we moved to Alaska, my whole world changed. But instead of Molson and Coors, it was the IPAs that wooed me. Craft beer and I struck up a beautiful friendship. And turns out, I'm not the only woman who's fallen... 

I first learned about the Society of Beer Drinking Ladies (SBDL) while cruising BlogTO one day over lunch. BlogTO is a fantastic resource for all things to do, see and eat in Toronto. I came across an article about the top spring beer events in the city, and was intrigued by the blurb about SBDL. I immediately started stalking following this group of 5 women on social media, and learned their passion for craft beer has inspired monthly women's only beer drinking events. Lucky for me, I was just in time to buy tickets for their May event, Bevy0005. 


With tickets in hand, and location only delivered by email 2 days prior, last Friday, my sister in law and I ventured to the west end of the city in search of "The Hole in the Ground". Literally, it was a hole in the ground. The only reason we were able to find the place was because one of the ladies was standing out front and waved us in. We walked down a narrow set of red-lit stairs to a basement bar, most would call it a dive, and were immediately welcomed into the room of 100 plus ladies with pints in hand. We didn't waste any time, filling up our new Bevy glasses and sampling an assortment beer from local craft brewers. Just a bunch of real ladies, drinking real beer.


Kudos to the ladies of SBDL. Bevy0005 was one of the coolest events I've ever been to, and I look forward to more!

In the Toronto area and enjoy good beer? Bevies are held on the last Friday of every month. As a word to the wise - Bevy0005 sold out in less than 3 hours, so if you're looking to get tickets, be prepared to purchase as soon as they go on sale. Tickets are only around $20, and give you 2 beer tickets. Official Bevy glasses can also be purchased beforehand or at the door. Once the tickets run out, beers are only $5 a pint, and a portion of Bevy ticket sales help support the Canadian Women's Foundation. These are women only events, but men are only invited to attend after midnight. The venue is kept secret for the entire month leading up to the event, and is sent via email a few days before.

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8 comments :

  1. This is such a cool group! Discovering some favorite craft beers has been on my list lately - I usually just grab whatever is around!

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    1. Isn't it a great idea? And it introduced me to beers in the Toronto area I didn't even know existed!

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  2. I want to be in a group like this! I should start a Costa Rican chapter. My favorite part is that they say "Real Ladies Drinking Real Beer" instead of "REAL LADIES DRINK BEER." I hate it when people tell me how ladies should act. I do what I want!

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    1. You should! The group is so popular chapters have started outside Toronto as well! Do they have craft beer in Costa Rica?

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  3. I used to be such a beer geek. I still love a good beer, but it got to where I get heart burn and bloating from it. Now it's more of a once in a while treat, but yes, real women drink beer!
    -Rachel @ With Love, Rachel

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    1. Do you drink craft beer? I find it doesn't make me feel as gross as when I drink coors or Molson.

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  4. This is the best thing EVER!! I love beer of any other type of alcohol.. :) I want this cup too!! ANother reason I want to go to Toronto too..

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    1. So fun fact I learned from a British coworker the other day - apparently stemmed glasses like this one are the traditional "women's" beer glass, whereas a mans is the pint glass we all use today.

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