WELCOME TO OUR SECOND STAFF BLOG FEATURING ONE OF OUR FAB BARSTAFF GEORGIE!
Introducing our second staff blog featuring the one and only Georgie! Georgie is one of our fab 71 Beer Garden staff, you can catch her in there every weekend. She’s known for pouring the best pints and is the resident 71 Beer Garden playlist composer. Here’s a few words from big Georgie herself!
Helloo, I’m Georgie, I’m one of the bartenders at 71 brewing. I’m originally from Troon and moved up to Dundee three years ago to study international relations, French and German at uni. For the past two years I’ve spent most of my weekends at the 71 taproom and now beer garden.
Back then I think the only beer I had drank was tennants, fast forward to now and I’ve tried beers I never even knew existed before and learnt so much about them from the experts I work with. I’ve definitely developed a big love for craft beer and you’ll only occasionally catch me drinking a big juicy.
In my spare time you can find me doing a lot of the usual student stuff, drinking and hanging around in magdalen green with my friends, as well as playing basketball and falling off my skateboard.
Music most likely to listen to in beer garden:
I love that we get to play whatever music we like, I try to play stuff that I think most people will enjoy but it’s definitely still my taste. I’m usually blasting a bit of electro-funk and jazz, Afro-disco and hip hop. If I can sense the customers aren’t feeling the vibe, I’ll chuck on a bit of generic pop.
Dukes Corner, Trades House, George Orwell, Art Bar or Abandon Ship.
I love a big fruity number, sours and wheat beers. My all time favourite 71 beers have to be Berry Bon Bon, Rhubarb Punch, Light of the Morning and Bacca Peh.
Favourite thing about the city:
I moved to Dundee at 17 when I came to uni. In the past three years I’ve done a lot of growing up and evolving, and I’ve met so many amazing and diverse people that have helped me do this. 71 has been a massive part of that and the two plus years I’ve spent working here has been priceless. Without having found this little family / company, Dundee wouldn’t have nearly half as big a place in my heart as it does now.
The people are also great craic, the night life is banging (cheap), and I love being by the river and all the beautiful views. Especially coming from a seaside town, it makes me feel even more at home.
Beers I’d like to see 71 brew:
I would love to see more gose’s, low percent beers and a wheat beer. As much as I love the big boozy ones, my body canny handle it anymore.