Who Are the Beer Angels?

The Central Oregon Beer Angels are a group of women who love all things beer. Join us at our monthly meetings and social events for beer education, appreciation, celebration & great conversation. We welcome all women ages 21 and over!!

Committee Members


Gina Schauland
President
Why do you like beer?
Beer is like music to me, I remember when I had a great beer and who I was with. It reminds me of good times and great friends. I also like that there are so many different varieties to choose from and there is always a beer to go with my mood!
When/where was your favorite beer moment?
Drinking all the beer we could at the Heineken Brewery in Amsterdam, having my first craft beer tour ever at Samuel Adams in Boston, and enjoying my first time in Bend at Deschutes Brewery with a Cascade Ale and the sweet and spicy mac and cheese
What is your favorite Central Oregon Beer Angels memory?
Night Canoeing with about 20 girls and Wanderlust Tours. We enjoyed beer and desserts by the fire out on the lake and also the hike up Pilot Butte when we drank beer, ate snacks, enjoyed each other’s company and watched the sun set on a perfect evening.
What are you most excited about in 2013 for the Central Oregon Beer Angels?
The energy of all these passionate women. Can’t wait to get to know them better and teach them more about delicious craft beer!

Ali Burke
Co-Vice President & Beer Education Specialist
Why do you like beer?
I love that there are so many varieties, flavors, aromas, and sensations all derived from the same 4 basic ingredients. There are so many incredibly different and unique styles to choose from
When/where was your favorite beer moment?
I was fortunate enough to travel to Germany last year for my husband’s work conference. We were only there 6 days and brought 4 suitcases filled with Oregon Beer. When we arrived at our German hotel, the bell woman could not understand why so much luggage for so few days. I tried to explain it was mostly beer —she replied “what our German beer is no good for you?” –I replied, “no—it’s incredible, I brought beer to trade!” ... And trade I did, at each brewery we visited...my luggage was completely stuffed on the return home with incredible Deutschland Bier!
What is your favorite Central Oregon Beer Angels memory?
I am physically active so that I can enjoy eating and drinking beer. Beer angels hosts events like a hike up Pilot Butte and then rewards you with a sunset dinner and gourmet beer tasting of beers hiked up to share.
What are you most excited about in 2013 for the Central Oregon Beer Angels?
I am excited about the unique and fun ways to learn about and celebrate beer. I am excited share my passion and knowledge for beer and its culture.

Kate Mitchell
Co-Vice President and Social Media Coordinator
Why do you like beer?
There are always new beers and styles to try, but at the same time an old favorite can bring back some wonderful memories.
What is your favorite thing to do while drinking beer?
I love watching sports or finishing off a long hike with a beer, I always include friends and jokes.
When/where was your favorite beer moment?
Right when I turned 21 I went out and purchased Hop Stoopid. I never looked back.
What is your favorite Central Oregon Beer Angels memory?
Soaking in the Barley Moon from a canoe.
What is your favorite beer and food pairing?
Cooked in a BBQ and bursting with hops.
What are you most excited about in 2013 for the Central Oregon Beer Angels?
Hopefully a camping trip!

Kali Baker
Co-Vice President & Monthly Meeting Planner
Why do you like beer?
There are far too many reasons to list, but I enjoy the many varieties and the group of people that are into the “Beer Culture” of Bend. It brings people together.
What is your favorite thing to do while drinking beer?
Enjoying with friends outdoors. Whether it’s next to a fire pit, after a great day on Bachelor, during a hike or on a lake the fresh air adds to the flavor.
When/where was your favorite beer moment?
Going to Oktoberfest in Munich, what chaotic fun!
What is your favorite Central Oregon Beer Angels memory?
The evening canoe trip at Elk lake with Wanderlust Tours.
What are you most excited about in 2013 for the Central Oregon Beer Angels?
Getting to know all of the new people who signed up at our open house, so many new faces!

Lindsay Landgraf
Social Media Coordinator
Why do you like beer?
It's accessible and exciting. There are an unlimited number of affordable beer options around at any given time. We're so lucky to live in such a beer-centric community, but nowadays you can access good beer almost anywhere! The craft beer industry is full of innovators so there's always something new to try, as well.
When/where was your favorite beer moment?
My husband and I took a road trip… around New England a few years ago. We visited around 15 breweries on the trip. Our favorite city was Portland, Maine. Amazing beer, even better food and friendly people!
What is your favorite part of Central Oregon Beer Angels or activity?
I love meeting new friends during every meeting. Everyone is always super friendly and with beer on the agenda, there's always something to talk about.
What is your favorite beer and food pairing?
I'm just as happy with pizza and an IPA as I am with a Saison or Sour Ale and some fancy charcuterie.
What are you most excited about in 2013 for the Central Oregon Beer Angels?
I'm especially looking forward to meeting all the new members who joined in January. Each monthly meeting is super fun too. I can't choose!

Lindsay Duffy
Beer Education Specialist
Why do you like beer?
The variety - no matter the season, my mood, or my meal plan, there's always a beer that will match.
When/where was your favorite beer moment?
Drinking at Fort George Oatmeal Pale Ale at the summit of South Sister. Beer never tasted so good!
What is your favorite Central Oregon Beer Angels memory?
Pilot Butte. It was great to be in the outdoors, enjoying an array of good beers and good food.
What are you most excited about in 2013 for the Central Oregon Beer Angels?
What am I not excited about!?! It's going to be a great year!

Angela Jasus
Community Outreach Coordinator
Why do you like beer?
Everything about beer is fun!! How it’s made, what it’s made with and the people that make it. It’s like a successful (hopefully) science project in every sip!
When/where was your favorite beer moment?
The last time a beer in front of me!
What is your favorite Central Oregon Beer Angels memory?
Being there when Gina decided to put the Central Oregon mountains in the “beer foam” in the logo. (It’s the little things)
What is your favorite beer and food pairing?
The Dissident reduction glazed Chicken Wings – then paired with The Dissident – I had them in LA a couple years ago and I can’t get them out of my mind! Also, as much as I love malty, sweet beers, I love pairing pales & IPA’s to different cheeses – the balance between stinky cheese and hops is fun to taste
What are you most excited about in 2013 for the Central Oregon Beer Angels?
Hanging with ladies I may not have otherwise met mixed with ladies I already know and love in a variety of fun beer- inspired settings! I am also very excited to see this group grow and continue to put Bend on the map!

Evelia Sandoval
Treasurer
Why do you like beer?
I like beer because there are so many different types and types just lke people. I love to share a good beer and and good story with so many different people.
What is your favorite thing to do while drinking beer?
I love to share a good beer with good food and friends. I love to go to different breweries and learn about their beer
What is your favorite Central Oregon Beer Angels memory?
Just meeting so many great women, I get to know someone better at every meeting or activity!
What are you most excited about in 2013 for the Central Oregon Beer Angels?
I am so excited about the great line up of meetings and events we have layed out! This should be a great year.

Ronda Connor
Secretary
Why do you like beer?
Many varieties to explore!
What is your favorite thing to do while drinking beer?
Listening to live music
When/where was your favorite beer moment?
Drinking TurboDog tap with my husband in New Orleans during Jazz Fest.
What is your favorite part of Central Oregon Beer Angels or activity?
It is fun to explore new beers with like-minded ladies.
What is your favorite Central Oregon Beer Angels memory?
All of the ladies signing up for at the 2013 membership drive!
What is your favorite beer and food pairing?
Homemade chicago style pizza and a Mirror Pond
What are you most excited about in 2013 for the Central Oregon Beer Angels?
To develop a deeper relationship with Sarah's Project

Lauranne Crooks
Social Events Planner & Membership Coordinator
Why do you like beer?
It is the sweet nectar of the Gods.
What is your favorite part of Central Oregon Beer Angels or activity?
I love that its just all us gals. It pretty cool that you can have a wide variety of women that all come together to learn about beer. It helps that we live in a mecca for Micro Brews.
What is your favorite Central Oregon Beer Angels memory?
Our hike up Pilot Butte this last summer. We all brought 22's or growlers, hiked up, checked out the sunset and sipped on cold brews. I made it the whole way without using my inhaler or getting hurt and for all the girls that know for me... that was impressive.
What is your favorite beer and food pairing?
Chicken, chicken and chicken! Paired with Guniness, any Deschutes Brew and of course Bud Light Lime.
What are you most excited about in 2013 for the Central Oregon Beer Angels?
New members and fun new activites. I think our Good Life event will be one of the more educational we will have and plus we get to build a recipe for our own brew!

Shanna Hancock
Social Events Planner
Why do you like beer?
I love beer because of the complexity and uniqueness to every beer...you can never get bored. One of the best things is enjoying a beer and catching up with good friends.
What is your favorite thing to do while drinking beer?
Fish!
When/where was your favorite beer moment?
My Favorite moment that involves beer is sitting on the beach in Mexico with a bucket full of ice cold beer and my toes in the sand!
What is your favorite Central Oregon Beer Angels memory?
My favorite part is getting to know women that enjoy beer and social activities
What is your favorite beer and food pairing?
Fish tacos and michaladas
What are you most excited about in 2013 for the Central Oregon Beer Angels?
I am most looking forward to giving back to the Sara Fisher project and partnering with them to help support research for breast cancer.
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