About Us

Who are the Beer Ladies?

After a few too many beers in Galway, a few of us had a brilliant idea: to start a podcast! Throughout the pandemic lockdown, we had gone from a group of ladies that met once a month to a thriving online community. We have had regular online and in-person meet ups and even weekend trips.

We shared the idea with the larger group and everyone got excited to pitch in. Some wanted to do the hosting, others preferred to be behind the scenes. What we all agreed on was that we have a bunch of interesting stories to talk about and that sometimes the best things happen over a few beers.

That, in essence, is what the Beer Ladies Podcast is about. A few awesome women chatting each week, sometimes with a structure, other times not. We’ll also be video recording each episode which will be uploaded to our YouTube channel.

We hope you’ll join us for a beer or two each week and we look forward to hearing from you!

Christina

I’m Christina. I have an obsession with beer history. Since finishing my Ph.D., I’ve been working away on a book about beer history in Ireland. Also a BJCP judge. And Founder and President of the Ladies Craft Beer Society of Ireland. Love Belgian beer. Yes, all of them.

Hilary

I’m Hilary. My day job is in learning and development. I’m a fan of ales, Beligan stly beers, and ciders. I love traveling, reading, and cats.

Sarah

Hi! I’m Sarah, a native Nashvillian living in Dublin. I work in digital marketing, and I am an avid knitter and craft beer enthusiast. I enjoy sours and saisons, but I like to try anything, especially local beers (and food!) when traveling.

Lisa

I’m Lisa, a transplanted American BJCP judge in Dublin who works in tech, but with a background in archaeology and archives. I write about beer history, run, wrangle my kids and/or cats, and drink too much tea when not on the beer. Milds and bitters are my jam.

Joanne

Joanne: Beer drinker, baker, knitter. Occassional sea forager. Lover of cats. Also dogs.

Thandi

I’m Thandi, the resident designer, planner, and editor here at Beer Ladies. I also design beer merch. When I’m not playing with pixels, I am likely fermenting something random (including beer) or cooing over my cats. I have a soft spot for anything with oatmeal.

Carolyn

I am Carolyn. Expat from Texas. Working in tech. I love beer, wine, gin, reality TV (Real Housewives or anything on Bravo is my favorite), cheesy rom-coms, and traveling. My favorite beers are hefeweizen, sours, and wheat beers.

Katie

I’m Katie, culchie turned city slicker. Love of beer, Eurovision, and terrible disaster movies. Hates WFH during a global pandemic.

Bean

I’m Bean, a handy Canadian living in Dublin since 2008. I like working in school and community gardens. I have a particular interest in eating sustainably, which naturally involves any beer from stout to sour that is just-this-side-of-balanced.