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Chick Beer is here!

By Richard Gorelick

The Baltimore Sun

12:45 PM EST, December 13, 2011

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Introducing Chick Beer -- "a beer created by a woman, for women."

Brewed in Wisconsin, the 97-calorie beer is now launching in Baltimore, where it will be distributed by Bond Distributing. There's a local connection. The founder of Chick Beer is Shazz Lewis, who lives in Easton.

Lewis, the story goes, was in her Hair o' the Dog, the Easton wine and spirits store owned by her husband when it hit her: "One day, I was looking at the beer cooler, which has more than 400 different beers in it, and I had an ‘aha’ moment: Why wasn’t there a beer that shouted out to me? I’m a woman who enjoys drinking beer. I’m a wife, daughter, sister and mother of five daughters. Why wasn’t there a beer that celebrates, or even acknowledges my, well, ‘chickness’?

Chick Beer, which launched on the Eastern Shore in mid-August, is working with distributors from across the country and expects to launch in at least a dozen new states in 2012.