After learning of a Boston Girls’ Pint Out chapter and seeing how successful it was via social media, Richardson was inspired to start a chapter on the Cape. “I loved the sense of community I was seeing,” she says. “I felt like when I traveled to another state I could reach out to the local Girls’ Pint Out chapter and ask them what beers I should try and what places I should go to.“
A longtime resident of Hyannis who recently moved to Plymouth, Richardson spread the word about the club to local women and restaurants. “As I got this going, Beth Marcus from Cape Cod Beer was 100 percent behind it,” she says, “and Pain D’Avignon, who didn’t know me from a hole in the wall, let Girls’ Pint Out take over the restaurant—closing it to other customers—and we filled it to capacity.”
So far, Cape Cod Girls’ Pint Out has met 11 times, bringing together local women, breweries, and restaurants for an evening of beer and food pairings and a chance for participants to meet and chat with the brewers. The inaugural gathering was hosted by Cape Cod Beer at the BBC in Hyannis; additional events have been held at Harvest Gallery Wine Bar in Dennis and the Orleans Public House. There are no club membership fees, however, attendees pay for their own food and beer.
“Everyone is welcome,” Sarah says. “There’s no requirement to be at every single meeting. This is a great way for us to bond together and enjoy a night out with girls.”