beer history

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 – she was a Brewster! Thandi is host today along with Christina, Lisa, and Katie. Expect to hear all about: Ale Feasts St. Brigid’s miracles (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, Katie, and Lisa, bring you mythical stories of Viking violence and the unseemly eating of children, inspiration for making warm spiced glüh-beer (perhaps garnished with the…

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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 and resident beer history buffs Christina and Lisa. Listen out for stories about St Brigid, Ninkasi, Hatho, Nomkhubulwane as well as others. Goddesses of Beer, we…

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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 from our resident history buffs, Christina and Lisa. Expect to learn a bit about the history of Chicha, its standing within Incan society, and how it’s…

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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 myth that Alewives are responsible for the modern stereotype of witches – this week they’re talking about what the connection really might be. Sarah hosts this…

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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 witches (imagine pointy hats, brooms, and black cats) is absolutely not based on Medieval (5th – 15th century) Alewives, despite what the History Channel says! Helpful…

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