What we're about

A very casual group of Philly women who get together to drink & learn about great craft beer, and just have fun with a bunch of great ladies! Any ladies, ages 21 - 101, are welcome! Beer Necessities Mission: Give beer-loving women (drinkers, brewers, bartenders) an opportunity to meet other beer-loving women & share some good brews and stories in the process. Only a love of beer is required, not any level of beer knowledge. We'll learn and drink together!

All BN events are ladies only, unless noted (i.e. when we crash public events like festivals, bring whoever!)

Feel free to reach out to me with any ideas of events that we could do! Especially looking for breweries or bars owned, managed, or employed by awesome ladies! Reach me at britt.wallace2017@gmail.com or DM me here.

Back story: Sarah Eshelman founded Beer Necessities in Austin Texas in September 2014, a spinoff of her friend's group in Chicago. She then moved to WA and created a Seattle Chapter. From there a Portland chapter has been created and Philly is the 4th chapter of Beer Necessities!

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Instagram: @BeerNecessitiesPHL Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/bnphiladelphia/ #BeerNecPHL

Sister Chapters: Seattle Meetup: https://www.meetup.com/Beer-Necessities-Seattle/ Austin Meetup: https://www.meetup.com/Beer-Necessities-Women-Who-Love-Beer/ Portland Meetup: https://www.meetup.com/Beer-Necessities-Women-Who-Love-Beer-Portland/

Upcoming events (4)

Sunday Flights at Cartesian Brewing

Cartesian Brewing

Meet the brewers, enjoy discounted flights, and catch up with fellow beer loving ladies in one of East Passyunk's newest garage breweries.

Cartesian is BYO(Food), so feel free to bring a snack, or grab something from one of the great places in the neighborhood!

There will be an NFL playoff game on the TV, in case you want to keep an eye on the score while enjoying beers with our crew.

♥️ Galentines at Love City Brewing 🍺

Love City Brewing

Join your beer gals for a brewery tour at Love City! 💕🍻

NOTE: THIS IS AN EVENT WITH A FEE. This $3 fee will be going directly towards the Meetup annual fees. Please Venmo me @ vic_cruz or contact me to pay via CashApp or PayPal. If fees are not paid by 2/13, you will be moved to “no” so others may signup. Thank you for understanding!
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Love City Brewing is co-owned by a Husband/Wife team, Melissa and Kevin, who met and bonded over beer and eventually started brewing together. They opened Love City in a former food packaging factory in North Chinatown in 2019. They've got delicious brews, tons of space and games!

Let's meet at the bar at 5pm to try some of their beers, their brewer will be giving us a tour and background of the brewery at 5:30pm. Hope to see you all there!

More on Love City: Instagram: @lovecitybrewing https://lovecitybrewing.com/

Quarterly New Member Meet & Greet!

Yards Brewing Company

✨ Are you new to Phillyy? Are you new to Beer Necessities? Have you been a lurker member of BN, but you've yet to attend a meetup? ✨

If you've answered yes to any of these questions then you should come out to our first New Member Meetup of 2022!

BN Philly, will be hosting a quarterly meetup throughout the year just for our new members. We hope to encourage those of you who have not yet come out to a BN event to come see what it's all about along with other newbies. Come meet us at Yards!

🍏 Hale & True Cider Co. 🍎

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For this event, we will have $1 off drafts & flights. Kerry will be present for “meet the cider maker” and Claire will be available for anyone that would like a guided tasting!

Hale & True is a cidery and taproom located at 613 South 7th Street in Bella Vista, Philadelphia. Since opening in 2018, Hale & True has been named Best of Philly “Best Cidery” and one of Philadelphia Magazine’s 50 Best Bars. Their taproom serves a lineup of craft hard cider made on-site from 100% Pennsylvania apples, as well as other local beers, wine, spirits, and snacks.

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Annual Ugly Sweater Bar Crawl!


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