Beer and Cookies - Yes, Please!

Mother Bunch Brewing kindly hosted the AZ Girls Pint Out on Thursday, December 3rd for our annual cookie exchange party.  Mother Bunch Brewing a great location for the cookie exchange with its open, airy, high ceilings and industrial brick walls.  They were gracious enough to host us last year and to give us even more space for the many more participants this year.  The brewery has been around since the fall of 2014.  Not only is their creative, taken-up-a-notch pub fare quite tasty, their taps serve their own hand-crafted beer with the remaining taps full of Arizona-only craft beer. 

We had around 40 ladies in attendance on this night with lots and lots of cookies to be exchanged.  As is tradition, the ladies outdid themselves with a large variety of cookies showing up.  There were snickerdoodles, chocolate chips, eggnog, many varieties of chocolate cookies, beer sugar cookies, and even Buckeyes to name just a few of the cookies.  In addition to noshing on cookies throughout the evening, Mother Bunch put out an amazing spread of food for us.  We got to partake in their amazing house smoked olives, roasted garlic spread, 7th Street sliders (the pork belly was amazing, by the way) and many other wonderful dishes.  They did not disappoint.  Our buffet also included the opportunity to get a flight of four tasters or a pint of beer.  Let’s just say that the beer and food went well together.

The AZ Girls Pint Out ladies also had the opportunity to give generously through an art supply drive benefitting the therapist at Childhelp’s Children’s Center.  So, not only did we get the chance to have fun, we were able to give back to our community.  I’m looking forward to more fun events in 2016!