Hello there! Let me introduce myself. My name is Sarah and I have been the woman behind the curtain on our social media channels (namely Twitter and Instagram) since May 2016. As you may have noticed, our website and blog has gone a bit by the wayside as our personal lives have gotten busier. We’ve had weddings, graduations, adventures in other countries, and so much more going on outside of the society. But fear not, we are still quite active and meeting every month (when scheduling allows)!
Myself and the other ladies of the LCBSI have been brainstorming ideas for meet up events for 2020 and other initiatives to revive our website. So please bear with us as we slowly implement those changes over coming weeks and months! And if you haven’t already, please sign up to our Meet Up group so you can be first to know when future events are scheduled. Now onto a recap of November’s meetup event!
Last month, we were generously invited by Feargal at the Four Provinces Brew Co for a brewery tour and pub visit at their very own aptly named The Four Provinces pub in Kimmage, Co. Dublin. Upon arrival, we were met by the friendly staff who invited us to sample their core line of beers: The Piper (English IPA), The Hurler (Red Ale), Láidir (Porter – my personal favorite), and The Poddle Lágar (Lager).
Following a very engaging discussion with Feargal about the current state of the Irish craft beer scene, we went on to tour the Four Provinces Brewery which is conveniently right next to their pub! It was very clear that when listening to Feargal talk about their brewery you could hear the passion in his voice that he has for his brewery, their beer, and the mission they set out to accomplish. It was quite refreshing and invigorating to hear someone speak with such dedication for their craft.
Following the brewery tour, we headed back to the pub for a few more pints of their brews and we sat near the ultra cosy fireplace they had going, complete with a fully decorated Christmas tree. Prime seating to watch all the matches of the day from with their projector set up. Live music was beginning that evening at 9, and we also learned that the pub is host to Irish language pop-ups, a rarity in Dublin I find. We all agreed that the Four Provinces pub is definitely one to visit again and again!