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Sobercurious?

Season 4, Ep. 2

PSA: For the time being, BL will be posted every 2 weeks


Katie, Christina and Thandi are taking on an array of sober adjacent topics this week just in time for Sober October. What is the sobercurious movement? How do you evaluate alcohol's role in your life? And what needs to be done to make non-alc just as normal as drinking? We chat about the state of alcohol on mental and physical health (shout out to those who work in the alcohol biz!) and ruminate on generational gaps when it comes to booze and labels.


What we’re drinking:

  • Kinnegar - Rust Bucket
  • Hope - Hop Off


Links:


Beer Ladies Links: linktr.ee/beerladies


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