LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) — An organization that promotes solidarity between women and beer drinkers has made its way to Lafayette. “Girls Pint Out” is a nonprofit organization for women who love craft beer and a good time.
“Girls night out is really just a night where we can decompress,” Girls Pint Out Chapter Head Heather Howard said.
Decompressing and mingling are what’s being served straight up, for some local women who love craft beer and a good time — they’re part of a group called Girls Pint Out.
“We are a nonprofit group for women who love craft beer,” said Howard. “We are working to build a community of women craft beer.”
Howard said she moved to Lafayette a few months ago. She said at first, it was hard making friends.
“It’s hard to make new friends,” said Howard. “It’s not the same as when you’re in school and you meet people in your class.”
Howard was a part of the organization when she lived in Indianapolis, she said she has big plans for the Lafayette Chapter.
“Help Lafayette grow culturally, and then whatever way we can,” said Howard. “In terms of events, like next month’s where we’re bringing in goods to help the homeless or other charities that maybe directly affect women.”
So far, there’s been two events.
Member Amy Van Epps is a longtime beer drinker.
“I tend towards darker beers,” said Epps. “Generally, on the maltier edge of the darker beers.”
She said being a part of the group has let her enjoy a life, just a little more.
“I often don’t let myself do this,” said Epps. “It’s go home, eat, sit still for 30 minutes, and then walk back out the door.”
The girls next event will be charity based, mixed with a gift exchange. Members are also encouraged to donate items to Lafayette’s Urban Ministry.
“I’m really looking forward to meeting some more women from the Lafayette community, who just want to come out and relax and have a beer,” said Howard.
Until then, these ladies are enjoying beer, a good time and female empowerment.