SHE DRINKS BEER: OUR REGULAR NIGHT AT THE PUB FOR WOMEN WHO ENJOY BEER
2023 dates: 10th January, 7th February, 7th March, 4th April, 9th May, 6th June, 4th July, 8th August, 5th September, 3rd October, 7th November, 5th December
At The Good Measure, Chandos Road, Redland, Bristol BS6 6PE (November – celebrating two years of SDB)
And at the Kings Head, 60 Victoria Street, Bristol BS1 6DE (October and December)
In November 2021 Kelly set up She Drinks Beer at our award-winning north Bristol pub The Good Measure. Since then we have welcomed women* who enjoy beer to the pub one Tuesday every month, as well as running summer ‘taproom editions’ at the brewery through 2022.
‘Openness, accessibility and inclusiveness’ have been core values of GCB since Bob and Kelly set up the brewery in 2015. One way we strive for this is Kelly’s visible and vocal championing and celebrating of women working in the beer and brewing industries, and women who enjoy beer.
She Drinks Beer isn’t an organisation, it’s not political or asking you to join anything. It’s just about getting together with your friends in the pub, preferably to drink beer (though you don’t even have to do that if you’d prefer something else!), and disrupting that traditionally male space. Because being in a pub with mostly other women doesn’t happen very often, and we think that’s worth highlighting.
You’re welcome to come with friends or your partner, come on your own to meet others who enjoy beer, or come on your own and stay on your own – it’s entirely up to you and everyone is welcome regardless. If you’re not sure it’s for you, do please pop along anyway and see for yourself – we’re a friendly bunch!
(*everyone is always welcome at SDB, we are inclusive of all including non-binary, transgender, gender non-conforming)
Read how we celebrated International Women’s Day at SDB in March 2022 here.
In November 2022 we celebrated a year of SDB with the launch of our anniversary beer, All Welcome, brewed with women from across the Bristol hospitality and beer scene (read about it here). In October 2023 we re-brewed All Welcome with yet more local beer-loving women – that’s here (and it launches at November’s SDB at The Good Measure!).
As part of Women On Tap Festival, we ran a special one-off Wednesday SDB at our city centre pub the Kings Head, on 24th May. More info here!
June’s SDB was part of Bristol Craft Beer Festival & We Are Beer’s fringe events!
Check out our She Drinks Beer playlist on spotify (and let us know what you’d like added!)
We look forward to seeing you!
Good Chemistry Co-founder & owner of The Good Measure and Kings Head
(Photo above shows Kelly, Maddy and Lorin at the brewery taproom)
SHE DRINKS BEER FAQS
CAN I BRING MY FRIEND / PARTNER / COLLEAGUE?
Yes, please do! We know walking into a pub full of strangers can be daunting, so if it helps you pluck up the courage to come along – brilliant! Equally, if you don’t have any beer-drinking women friends or colleagues, we’re a welcoming bunch 😊 And of course, if you’d like to come with someone who isn’t a ‘she’, everyone is always welcome at The Good Measure💛, the Kings Head👑 and our Taproom. SDB is mostly definitely not ‘ladies night’ or women only. (we are inclusive of all, including non-binary, transgender and gender non-conforming)
WHEN, WHERE AND WHAT TIME?
It’s usually the 1st (or sometimes the 2nd) Tuesday of the month. All 2023 dates are at the top of the page (we’ll update it shortly for 2024!) so you’ll always know when the next one is. Tuesday 5th December at Kings Head is our next date. The Good Measure is on Chandos Road in Redland, BS6 6PE. Kings Head is on Victoria Street in the city centre, BS1 6DE.
Kelly and Lorin are usually there from 6ish but feel free to arrive whenever is best for you – the pubs open at 4pm. Janey is usually behind the bar at The Good Measure, so do let her know you’ve come for SDB.
WILL THERE BE FOOD?
No, sorry. But you’re welcome to get a delivery or pick up something from the chippie on Chandos Road or anywhere local to the Kings Head.
WHO'S SMART ENOUGH
TO STOCK US?
DID YOU KNOW?
The first ever brewers were in fact women.
They were known as ‘Brewsters’.