A Lazy Summer Afternoon with Pint Beastie!

Summer Barróg Beasties, by CrawCrafts Beasties
Some of you may remember these little woolly faces from my summer colours post a couple of weeks ago! In between all the markets, days out and blogging challenges set by the nice folks at Blogging 101, I’ve been kitting these monsters out with some extra-special accessories!

I wanted to give all of them an Irish flavour, because these are Barróg Beasties – a local subspecies of Beastie grown from yarn that is harvested, spun and dyed right here in Ireland. Let’s meet one of them, shall we?
May I introduce… Pint Beastie!
Pint Beastie - Barróg Beasties, by CrawCrafts Beasties
Let’s face it, Ireland has a bit of a reputation when it comes to the old “demon drink”. Personally, I’m not so sure we deserve our worldwide notoriety as a nation of boozers – there are certainly plenty of other contenders for the crown – but it is fair to say that a lot of our social life here centres around the humble pub. I’m inclined to blame this on our weather… in a country where it can be rainy and cold at any time of the year, the pub will provide shelter from the elements, companionship, news and the possibility of consuming a little something to help you feel warmer.

Of course, during our brief, fleeting summer, everything changes. A balmy evening in Dublin sees pub patrons flooding outside to catch some sun, and any establishment with a beer garden, yard or quiet stretch of pavement outside will be absolutely packed. And on those days, even us hardened stout and ale drinkers might be tempted to switch things up and order a cold, crisp pint of lager instead.

With this in mind, I just had to take Pint Beastie out to the garden today!
Pint Beastie in the Garden - CrawCrafts Beasties
He really enjoyed having a quiet tipple and watching the world go by!

Cheers to that, I say!
Cheers! Pint Beastie, by CrawCrafts Beasties
While he was there, he bumped into another Summer Barróg Beastie – what’s he got in his paw?
Pint Beastie makes a friend! Barróg Beasties, by CrawCrafts BeastiesAll will be revealed next time!

What’s your favourite summertime drinkable? Let me know in the comments!

15 thoughts on “A Lazy Summer Afternoon with Pint Beastie!

  1. A Beer Beastie LOL how brilliant, I’m sure he’ll be at ‘home’ either in the pub or in the beer garden – another mega Beastie showcasing your talent ❤

  2. Dear Helen 🙂

    My hello to pint beastie 🙂
    So very cute. The Pint Beastie’s day out in the garden with Barrog Beastie, among flowers in beautiful nature is so nice to follow. I would wait for the mystery drink(I suppose) in Barrog Beastie’s hand.

    My favorite summer drink is cold water 😀
    I also like cold milk with ice 🙂

    I wish you very best for your craft, blogging and life,

    So long,
    Anand 🙂

    1. Thank you, Anand! I’ll try to follow your good example and drink more water while the weather is hot… I always like to have mine with a bit of lemon in it though 😃
      Thanks for your comment, have a great day!
      Helen 😀

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