LIRAIN stands for Lesbians into real ale in Nottingham. The LIRAIN group celebrated their first anniversary on Friday 14th November. They met in the Lincolnshire Poacher, Mansfield Road where they 'took over' a corner of the pub.
The very first LIRAIN meeting was also held in the Poacher a year ago. Since then the group has met in The Canalhouse, Ye Olde Trip to Jerusalem, The Lion Inn, and the New Carrington Inn.
Many, many beers have been enjoyed (sadly a few were less than at their best) but soft drinks, wine and lager have also been consumed! There have been at least 20 women at each meeting and some even make a special trip from Leicester to meet up. If you fancy joining the group you can just go along or visit the LIRAIN yahoo group at