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S2 Episode 7: Haunted Pubs part 2

The falling leaves are changing colours, there’s a crispness in the air, and the days are getting shorter.It’s time to crack open a seasonal beer from our very first sponsor, McHugh’s Off-License of Dublin 5! Because we couldn’t fit this topic into one episode, Lisa, Thandi, and Christina exchange more ghost stories set in pubs…

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S2 Episode 6: Alewives & Demons

Thandi, Christina, Lisa, and Carolyn unpack some examples of medievally maligned alewives in 1400s art and literature. Where did tropes about alewives and demons come from? What can we tease out of carvings and paintings in churches? Who was writing those poems? Join the ladies in wishing for heavenly lakes of cask ale, with or…

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S2 Episode 5: Haunted Pubs part 1

It’s the most wonderful time of the year…autumn/ fall! It’s safe to say that Halloween is a favourite holiday for many of us Beer Ladies. So, we’re kicking off our new series, “Spooky Season”. Carolyn, Christina, Bean, and Lisa share some ghost stories set in pubs. Equal parts history, culture, and fun, this episode has…

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S2 Episode 4: Hops 101

Thandi, Erica, and Bean talk hops, or Humulus lupulus if you prefer, as our ingredients series continues. What are hops? How are they used? What are their flavours? How long have we been using them? Listen here Watch here https://youtu.be/Z30p6bSlbeA Related Links Hops Hop (Humulus lupulus) – British Plants – Woodland Trust Cannabaceae – an…

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S2 Episode 3: Beer Fests

It’s time once again for Oktoberfest and Festbiers! Lisa, Carolyn, Erica and Katie talk lederhosen and drindl, and survey the autumn beer festival scene across London, Belfast, Texas, Palestine, Ukraine, Seattle, Cork and Dublin. They’ve got pro tips – pockets and extra toilet roll – and a bit of style discussion and historical trivia. Can…

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S2 Episode 2: Red Ales

What makes a red ale? Perhaps it’s the colour? Maybe it’s low levels of bitterness and hop aromas? Maybe it is slightly creamier, roastier, and fuller-bodied with a hint of fruit than others? Maybe it’s all made up, and the points don’t matter. We’ll fight about it anyway. Game on! Thandi, Lisa, Katie, and Bean…

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S2 Episode 1: Jessi from Kweza

We’re back and kicking off Season 2 with Jessi from Kweza Brewery ahead of their new Kickstarter campaign (which we’ll post links to on our socials). Kweza is Rwanda’s first craft brewery, and it’s owned and run by women! They’ve recently got their liquor and trading licenses and are now on a mission to get…

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Episode 32: Beer and Vikings

It’s the Beer Ladies Podcast Season One Finale! Katie, Christina, Thandi, and Lisa bring you the long-awaited Beer & Vikings episode. Many thanks and major gratitude for all the archaeological work that has made this episode possible, and let’s support our schools of Archaeology into the future. Please enjoy one for the road as we…

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Episode 31: Spring Casual

Do you drink seasonally? Do you prefer darker beers in winter and lighter in summer? As we ease into summer 2021 Thandi, Carolyn, Katie, and Bean are hoping to see family and friends and fresh-hopped ales.  Let yourself in and come chill in our back garden where we’ll be growing adjuncts in window boxes and…

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Episode 30: IPA

Share and compare memories of the IPA craze with Thandi, Lisa, and Christina. What a proliferation of beer “IPA” describes today! East coast, west coast, double, triple, red, rye, session, micro, brut, Belgian, hazy, fresh-hopped, dry-hopped… and more hopped.  Dip into some 1700s and 1800s IPA history. Though it was recommended to British brewers to…

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