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What weā€™re about

This is a group for women-identifying people who love to drink craft beer. We will meet up at different breweries to hang out, drink delicious beer, and sometimes learn more about beer. No knowledge of beer or brewing is required; just a love of drinking it!

  • Min age 21+ required
  • Max age is 121 šŸ˜
  • You are responsible for getting home from events safely. Please know your limit and don't drive after you've had too much alcohol. Ubers/Lyfts are a great way to get to/from our events!
  • WOMEN ONLY! This is meant to be a safe space for people that identify as being women. Really: no boys allowed! I personally approve all members to ensure the group stays women-only.
  • If we crash public events like festivals, these events will be titled, "Let's Crash..." -- You can bring the boys you know to those ones, since they're public anyways. I will always add the event description that boys are allowed.
  • We prioritize going to drinking venues that have badass women working there -- brewing, serving, stocking, whatever! If you know any good women-owned/run/worked places, please message me!

BN Mission
BeerĀ Necessities' primary mission is bringing togetherĀ beer-loving ladies to share casual girl time over greatĀ beer, at a variety ofĀ beer-centric locationsĀ -- sometimes incorporating learning aboutĀ beerĀ & theĀ beerĀ industry.

My secondary mission is connecting the Ladies DrinkingĀ BeerĀ with the Ladies Behind theĀ BeerĀ Ā -- I try to host events as much as possible with breweries and bars that have female owners or employees that we can learn from (and drink with, of course!)
Donate to Beer Necessities
There is no cost to join BN, but we do pay to be on Meetup (~$270 per year). If you are enjoying the group and would like to donate, please Venmo Louise at @sarahlouesh (last phone digits 2442)
Back story: Louise founded Beer Necessities in Austin, TX in September 2014 and in Seattle, WA in September 2016. Both groups are still going strong! We also have sister groups in Portland and Philadelphia!

If you are interested in starting a Beer Necessities sister group in your home town, email Louise at