Launch Day!

Well, Katie and Cathy finally did it.  Launched Women Drinking Beer.  It was a lot more technical than either of us was expecting, and there were a lot more "Oh shit"s involved than anyone wants to udder while working on a project they love.  Don't worry, none of it shows.  But we are super happy that before we even had a chance to update the website with our new podcast sites, someone had downloaded episode 2 off of Soundcloud!  How exciting!  That excitement was then tempered by the realization that Episode 2 was downloaded because Episode 1 didn't make it to soundcloud.  Hmmm.... But we figured it out. 

One of the things we got to do for the first time tonight was listen to our podcast together.  Most of the editing has been done in our separate homes, and tonight, Cathy played Episode 3 for Katie.  If you're wondering if our jokes still crack us up a week or so later, the answer is YES!  Both of us were laughing in unison, with ourselves.  We just hope that you have as much fun listening to our podcast as we have making it.

Katie hard at work at our mini launch party/ work party.

Katie hard at work at our mini launch party/ work party.

A Night Out at Surly

Research at Surly tonight!  We loved our experience and definitely practiced our taste testing and how we say things. We aren't going to go into detail again about what beers we tried and what we loved (there was a lot of love and the winner of the night was Spice Boyz) so that we can do an episode or two about Surly.  The food was good too.  We really liked Surly.

But here is what we learned about the process today:

  1. Show up with a full phone battery

  2. A lot more phone staring than a normal night out. #millennials

  3. Always have water when taste testing to counteract different beer flavors

  4. When Katie takes the pictures and Cathy does the website, that puts the pics not in the same place as where they’re needed.

  5. Tell everyone and anyone about the podcast. Katie is better about that than Cathy.

  6. This is going to be awesome.

Our first meeting

This is so exciting!  Last night, we met for our first major planning meeting.  There was an agenda and everything.  So many ideas, so many things we had to do to get our podcast off the ground.  We met outside (because that is what you do in Minnesota in summer) and sipped a brew from Insight called "A Visit From My Crazy Aunt".  Its a gin and tonic style ale.  I am not going to put too many details here about it, in case we feature it on an episode, but here are some gems that we used to describe it "Yep, that's a gin and tonic" (Cathy) "What is happening in my mouth?" (Katie). 

We are super excited to get this podcast going.  Can't wait for you to join us outside on the porch, with a beer in your hand too.