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If you want to join on FB, make sure to answer all membership questions or your request will be denied. Join the FB group for the spontaneous meetups and casual conversations!*

Beer Necessities is an all-inclusive, empowering and supportive group of women and non-binary individuals in the Seattle-King County area who love to drink beer and/or are in the beer industry.
We attend local beer events and festivals, share employment opportunities in the beer world, bond over our love for beer, and just have fun. All ages 21 - 101 are welcome! :)

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 women only, unless specifically noted. These events may be titled, "Let's Crash..." "Let's Crash" titled events means we are crashing a public event like beer festivals, and male friends / significant others / non-members are welcome to join as guests. All other events are Women Only (sorrynotsorry boys).

• Follow and tag us on Instagram: @beer_necessities_seattle
• Reach out to the group organizers at

Back story: Sarah Eshelman founded Beer Necessities in Austin, TX in September 2014, a spinoff of her friend's group in Chicago. BN-Austin grew to over 2000 members with weekly events at bars & breweries all over Austin. They had a ton of fun, drank so much delicious beer, and made wonderful female friendships along the way. The group is still going strong, even after Sarah moved to WA and started BN-Seattle in September 2016. Since then, there have been groups started in Dallas, Portland, and Philadelphia!

If you are interested in starting a Beer Necessities sister group in your home town, email Sarah at -- she has all the tips and tricks. Read more about BN-Austin here:
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