All our episodes, in one place - including all links to sources, beers and further reading.

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...

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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,...

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Episode 29: Wheat Beers

Discover some miraculous German beer engineering with Lisa, Thandi, and Katie. Is it the wheat? Is it the yeast? Is it the finely tuned temperatures or the exact time...

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Episode 28: Eurovision!

Spectacle, songs, sparkles… It’s the Eurovision 2021 with Katie, Lisa, and Thandi! We’ve got our beer poured and we’re so excited for the entries.Bet you haven’t heard of half...

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Episode 27: Beer & Food pairing

Bean, Carolyn, and Katie talk flavour pairings in an episode of pure escapism. While we want to be guided by some kind of method or science, at the end of...

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Episode 26: Yeast 101

Yeast strains old, yeast strains new, yeast strains captured, yeast strains brewed. Bean, Thandi, and Lisa talk about yeast. Its flavours, temperatures, properties, and wonders. Listen here Watch here...

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Episode 25: Aine from Connemara

‘A modern beer from an ancient land.’ Christina, Thandi, and Katie talk with Aine who leads Connemara Brewing, one of the very newest wonders of the Wild Atlantic Way...

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Episode 24: Sours

A must-listen for interested beer drinkers dipping their toes into the sour styles. Carolyn, Sarah, Thandi, and Lisa help you sort your Goses from your Gueuzes, your Brettanomyces from...

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Episode 23: Prohibition

“It’s super awful, but people should know about this.“ It’s time once again for stories and outrage! Also, swears. Lisa, Christina, Carolyn, and Sarah talk temperance, from the movement’s...

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Episode 22: Branding and Sexism

Thandi, Christina, and Katie outline some problems with sexism in contemporary branding and advertising, along with a few basic ways to steer clear of the problem. Trigger warning here:...

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Episode 21: Grainne from Metalman

Hilary and Lisa talk to Grainne from Metalman. Grainne Walsh is one of two founders at Metalman together with her partner Tim. She is also the Head Brewer. She...

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Episode 20: Shnakey Pints

Katie, Carolyn, Joanne, and Sarah are having the craic in the virtual snug, because who needs the big St Paddy’s Day parade in town!    Tune in for an...

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Episode 19: Claire from Dungarvan

“Have you tried Dungarvan?” Christina, Lisa, and Joanne chat to Claire from Dungarvan, ahead of International Women’s [Brew] Day and Women’s History Month. Claire Dalton is one of the...

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Episode 18: Malt 101

It’s back to brewing basics with Thandi, Katie, Lisa, and Bean. Things are getting malty in the first episode of the Ingredient Series. What does malt mean anyway? In...

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Episode 17: Malt Tonics – Part 2

Swing by the ol’ sanatorium with Christina, Lisa, and Bean, as they follow the fashions of advertising beer as a healthy choice in Part 2 of our deep dive...

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Episode 16: Straight to the Dirty Bits

Lipstick is red, Carolyn’s beer is blue (okay it’s kinda green, silly dilly), Stouts are sweet, and so are you! Join in this “Galentine’s” session with Hilary, Katie, Thandi,...

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Episode 15: Malt Tonics – Part 1

Delve into beer history with us at your peril! It’s part one of malt tonics and medicinal beers! Christina talks to Lisa and Bean about malt tonics and the...

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Episode 14: St. Brigid

In celebration of St Brigid’s Day on the first of February, we’re chatting about this badass Irish saint and how she’s related to beer. Oh, you didn’t know? Yep...

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Episode 13: Dry January

It’s official: The Beer Ladies love wort. Fermented, hopped, de-alcoholised, and otherwise… As long as it tastes lovely, Thandi, Christina, Katie, and Carolyn are here for it. Tag along...

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Episode 12: Beers on a Budget + Hangover Cures

Lisa’s at the virtual wheel with Joanne and Bean and this episode is all about getting bang for your buck this January. They reminisce over their old student days and...

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Episode 11: History of Christmas Beer

Would you want the Norse God Odin spitting in your beer? What if it were in Coppers at 3 AM after a pub crawl? Host Joanne, together with Christina,...

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Episode 10: Women in Beer: Lynsey from Whiplash

This week we’re continuing our Women in Beer series with Lynsey, who is the Lead Cellar Brewer at Whiplash Beer here in Dublin. Lisa hosts alongside Hilary and Sarah and the...

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Episode 9: Christmas Casual

Straight from Thanksgiving, we’re into the Christmas season. This week on the podcast, Thandi plays host and we are hanging out with no real agenda. But we quickly get...

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Episode 8: Thanksgiving Beers

It’s turkey week and this week Joanne is learning all about Thanksgiving and the traditions associated with it from Lisa, Sarah, and Bean. They talk through the differences (and...

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Episode 7: Beer and Gods

This week Katie takes the reins and is talking about the various Gods that have ruled the beer world since the dawn of time. She is joined by Joanne...

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Episode 6: Chicha Brewing

Ever heard of Chicha? Neither had today’s host Carolyn. She and Katie (who’s making her Beer Ladies Podcast debut!) learn all about Chicha and the women who brewed it...

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Episode 5: Women in Beer: Kellie & Erica

In this week’s episode, Christina and Thandi chat with two prominent women in the Irish beer scene: Kellie Dawson and Erica Burke. Kellie has just come off her presidency...

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Episode 4: Alewives, Witches & Economics

It’s Halloween and we can’t get enough of witchy tales and spooky stories! Following on from Episode 1: Hocus Pocus, It’s All Bogus, where Christina and Lisa busted the...

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Episode 3: A Boozy Brunch

In this episode, Hilary leads Joanne, Carolyn, and Thandi through a casual chat with no agenda! Grab a beer or two, and join us for a boozy brunch. Expect...

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Episode 2: Locktoberfest

In this episode, Thandi, Carolyn, Sarah, and Bean are having a Lockdown Oktoberfest: Locktoberfest! Each has chosen a beer that is seasonal and will talk about their choice. There’s a...

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Episode 1: Hocus Pocus, It’s All Bogus

In our very first episode of the Beer Ladies Podcast, Thandi, Lisa, and Christina are going back in time! They will take you through why the stereotypical depiction of...

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