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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 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 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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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 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 the groups that got their start in Eurovision. Or maybe you know them intimately. There’s politics, there’s gay culture, there’s rules,  there’s human stories and campy…

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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 the day, we just want to have tasty beers and food from porridge in the morning till dessert at night. You know how it is. We all…

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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: about fifteen minutes in, we’re going to talk about how the objectification of women is linked to violence toward women. So, please be in the space…

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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 episode that is not as family-friendly as the regional/village/county Patrick’s Day parades we love. (And don’t you be calling it “Patty’s Day” with the “tt”s when…

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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, and Carolyn. Thandi shares how one first Valentine’s gift started a lifetime of brewing. Carolyn recalls “Singles BINGO” and dating with no money in college. The…

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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 dream of going to Rascal’s and Franciscan Well for pizza in the After Times. But whilst in January lockdown, they try to stretch the budget to…

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