Friday, May 15, 2015

Porter Hardy is Man Enough to Be a Girl Scout

Award-winning brewmaster, Porter Hardy, has stepped up and become a Man Enough to Be a Girl Scout! Porter is president of Smartmouth Brewing Company, where GSCCC will be hosting their Man Enough cookies and beer pairing event on Sunday, June 28. The pairing will be led by Greg Papp, the head brewer at Smartmouth. At the event, guests can also tour of the brewery, play cornhole and purchase foods from local food trucks.

After a successful career in business law, Porter opened Smartmouth Brewing Company in 2012 with Chris Neikirk. Today, the brewery produces about 250 barrels each month of both unique and traditional brews, which guests can enjoy in the Smartmouth tasting room in Norfolk. Porter has a wide variety of responsibilities at Smartmouth, including working with the brewing team for production plans, brainstorming new marketing ideas, making sales calls and more.

Through the Man Enough event at Smartmouth, GSCCC hopes to bring in at least 100 new volunteers. Studies show that in order for girls to view themselves as strong, self-reliant and resilient, it is essential that the men in her life – fathers, brothers and other caring adults who help mentor her – show her that they view her in this way. It is important that both women and men volunteer to be part of Girl Scouts and to help girls build leadership skills. 

Men can join the Man Enough to Be a Girl Scout campaign here. The $75 membership fee includes: annual membership into the Girl Scout organization, Man Enough T-shirt, ticket to the Man Enough at Smartmouth Brewing Company and event. Friends of Man Enough members can attend the event for $15. Best of all, members are supporting a program that builds girls of courage, confidence and character who make the world a better place.

Man Enough to Be a Girl Scout is sponsored by WTKR NewsChannel3, VEER Magazine, Geese Logistics and Yelp.