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Old 17.03.2020, 11:38
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They treat a serious thing as a joke and a joke as a serious thing

Ladies and gentlemen, children as well, I bring you ill news. With the focus on this pesky virus it appears many have overlooked an important date today. Not in living memory has there been such dire times, a St. Patricks day without a pint of Guinness in sight, sad times indeed.

We'll have to stick to the Jameson and the Bushmills, for those so inclined, a drop of Baileys may suffice.

I'll raise a drink to health.



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COOP sell something not entirely unlike Guinness in cans. It's called "canned Guinness".
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COOP sell something not entirely unlike Guinness in cans. It's called "canned Guinness".
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What do you call an Irishman who stays outside in your garden all summer??







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Canned Guiness, is that not brewed in Nigeria?
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Re: They treat a serious thing as a joke and a joke as a serious thing

Happy St Patrick's Day (my Pa was from Belfast), I may have a rifle through the bottles in the sideboard and have a wee snifter myself this evening - but from memory it will have to be Ballantynes, Chivas Regal, Dubonnet or some weird concoction with elephants on the label that a S African friend gave us that hasn't been opened yet.
She told me it's made from nuts elephants eat and get drunk on, so maybe it's worth a go
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Canned Guiness, is that not brewed in Nigeria?
I think it's the bottled Guinness
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No facemask? It's not as though Guinness outside of Dublin is any good anyway.

What about the bottled export stuff I see in the small family shops.
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Old 17.03.2020, 13:43
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No facemask? It's not as though Guinness outside of Dublin is any good anyway.

What about the bottled export stuff I see in the small family shops.
We wouldn't be face to face so I'll manage without, rare as hens teeth anyways. Outiside Dublin there's plenty of good Guinness in Ireland, and plenty of nicer places to enjoy it.

Bottled stuff is fine, tear into it.
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And an insult I once heard in Wexford (not directed at me...)

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Canned Guiness, is that not brewed in Nigeria?

When I last visited the Guinness factory in Dublin, there was a map and description of all the places Guinness is brewed around the world. (50 countries!)

According to wikipedia, the UK is the only sovereign state to consume more Guinness than Ireland. The third-largest Guinness drinking nation is Nigeria, followed by the USA.

Where your can or bottle or keg was brewed is largely dependent on where your local country importer got it from.


Most of Europe's (IIRC) was from London or Dublin. (I think London is closed now?). Nigeria did brew a lot but not much of it made it this way. Because, transport costs.



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When I last visited the Guinness factory in Dublin, there was a map and description of all the places Guinness is brewed around the world. (50 countries!)

According to wikipedia, the UK is the only sovereign state to consume more Guinness than Ireland. The third-largest Guinness drinking nation is Nigeria, followed by the USA.

Where your can or bottle or keg was brewed is largely dependent on where your local country importer got it from.


Most of Europe's (IIRC) was from London or Dublin. (I think London is closed now?). Nigeria did brew a lot but not much of it made it this way. Because, transport costs.



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There is the story that a tanker full of Guiness on route from Nigeria to Dublin was bombed by German aircraft, it made it and the bomb casing is in a museum.
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Re: They treat a serious thing as a joke and a joke as a serious thing

We made Jameson whiskey sours to celebrate. Unfortunately since we are out of eggs, as is our local shop, we had to omit the egg white needed to achieve the desirable foam...still delicious!
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