Ep. 356 - SheBrew 2020

At McPolanders Taproom, the SheBrew crew returns to promote their 6th annual event, coming up in March, with Jenn McPoland, Shannon Scott, and Christine Garcia, updating us with the latest improvements. SheBrew's dual event includes a homebrew competition, followed by the popular public event. Complete with a larger new venue, for the same great price, plus an early bird special. This event is hard to beat, with great sponsors making it all happen, and some of the most talented female brewers this region has to offer. Bronwyn misses out due to work, Damian tours the tap list, Johnny Scotch is at it again, and Ryan prepares to recede for paternity leave. National Women's Day approaching, homebrew competitions brewing, and cajun tot teasers, on this episode of Brew Happy!

Publish Date: 2/11/2020




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Publish Date: 7/22/2020


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Publish Date: 7/15/2020


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