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(no subject) [Jan. 18th, 2008|10:47 am]
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camper4lyfe
Guinness has now entered the non-alcoholic beer market with Kaliber.

I doubt I'll drink it, but at least my dad will have some decent quality beer to drink.
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If you have myspace....... [Nov. 13th, 2007|05:47 pm]
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poopbullet
I just made a Guinness group on there.....so if your into that kind of thing.....take a peek and join up if you want!! and add me as a friend if we are not on there!!! Guinessaholics
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Happy Birthday [Sep. 24th, 2007|03:56 pm]
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poopbullet
Go out and raise a pint today to Arthur Guinness....its his birthday!!!


Cheers!!
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Come join Colin Latest [Jul. 5th, 2007|11:28 pm]
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iphygenia79
If you love Colin,come join Colin Latest,the brand new community for everything colin farrell.
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Calling Time On Guinness? [May. 13th, 2007|07:01 pm]
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guinness416
[mood |dorky]

The Irish Independent had a good article last week about Guinness' continued sales problems at home in Ireland ... some edited highlights:<lj-cut text="Read more">

IRISH consumption of the black stuff has tumbled by about 20pc in the last five years.

And the bad news for Guinness' owner Diageo is that the rate of decline is speeding up, not slowing down, with last year's 8pc slump the most pronounced fall to date.

...

The iconic Guinness pint has been a key driver of the black stuff, with 85pc of Irish Guinness sold in pubs.

So the stout has taken a significant hit from the move away from the pub, prompted by the smoking ban and stricter enforcement of drink-driving laws.

Guinness has also taken a battering from an increasingly cosmopolitan Ireland, with drinkers favouring a variety of drinks rather than opting for Guinness as 'their drink'.

...

The most notable development is Guinness Mid Strength, a version of Guinness with an alcohol content of just 2.8pc (compared with the usual content of 4.2pc).

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Others have also questioned Diageo's commitment to reviving Guinness Ireland, given the global scale of Diageo's €26bn global enterprise.

It is a suggestion which Mr Duffy dismisses out of hand. "Guinness and Ireland are synonymous and success here is a priority," he says.

"If you talk about pure economics, Ireland is a relatively small market in the context of the globe, but it's very important to Guinness. It's the home of the brand.

"We have the brewery here, we produce ingredients here, Ireland is the heart of the brand.

I'm a guinness drinker who won't drink cans or bottles of it myself.  Certainly they must be suffering from the factors mentioned (young people mortgaged to the hilt not having the disposable cash to waste in pubs being huge among my friends).  The Guinness mid-strength is an ... interesting? ... move.  Is it aimed at drink drivers?  If so can't really get behind it (and memories of the epic Guinness Light disaster loom large), but good luck to them nonetheless.
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The Great Guinness Toast 2007 [Feb. 16th, 2007|03:26 pm]
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poopbullet
Hey everyone!! the Great Guinness toast is tonight!! Go out and raise a pint or two!!!


The Great Guinness Toast is an annual event that takes place across the world usually on the 3rd Friday of February. Also known as "St. Practice Day".


In 1993, Guinness, authors of the book of world records and purveyors of fine stouts, ales and lagers, decided to establish a new world record, the world’s largest toast. Since its inception, The Great Guinness Toast has consistently grown and breaks its own record each and every year.

In 2001 and as captured in the Guinness Book of Records, over 300,000 adults 21 and older raised their pint glasses of Guinness. The Great Guinness Toast will be held in more than 60 cities across the U.S.
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(no subject) [Jan. 27th, 2007|09:11 pm]
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mikilt
I get annoyed with infidels (non-Guinness drinkers) who say shit like "Oh I tried it once and it tastes like coffee" or "chocolate".

If you've never had a good pint, that's okay. It's never too late. But one can safely assume that everyone has had at least a good cup of coffee or a really delicious chocolate bar. WTF about the taste of either of those things is even remotely similar to the nectar of the gods?
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2006 a year in review [Jan. 5th, 2007|08:13 am]
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poopbullet
Hey all!! Just wanted to update you all on my Guinness drinking year... At the end of the year, my final tally for the year was 1006 Guinness enjoyed! To break it down a little further....

thats about 2.75 Guinness a day and .11 Guinness an hour. =0)

How did everyone else do?


Well I wish you all a very happy new year! May it be filled with many delicious Guinness for you all!

Cheers!

Chris
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Guinness red.... [Oct. 27th, 2006|07:05 pm]
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GUINNESS, the dark Irish drink known as the "black stuff", could soon be turning red.

Manufacturer Diageo plans to produce a version at its Irish brewery using lightly roasted barley, which will have a reddish colour, and give it a trial run across the Irish Sea in Britain.

"If you held up a pint of Guinness to the light, the red would come through. It's a very deep red," a Diageo spokeswoman said.

Diageo plans to test Guinness Red on drinkers in British pubs in the coming months but has no plans to launch it more widely, either at home in Ireland or in about 150 other countries where Guinness is sold.

The stout which, like the traditional, darker Guinness, will have a creamy white head and be poured in the two steps needed to let it settle, will have a strength of about 4.1 per cent.

Diageo already sells several versions of the brew - including Guinness Original, Guinness Draught and Guinness Foreign Extra Stout - to cater to different tastes around the world and has tested other limited-edition varieties in Ireland in the past year.
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Happy Birthday!! [Sep. 24th, 2006|09:43 am]
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poopbullet
Just wanted to say Happy Birthday to Arthur Guinness!!! Everyone raise your glasses to the man who gave us the greatest beer in the world!

To Arthur!

Cheers!
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Whats up?! [Sep. 23rd, 2006|09:01 am]
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poopbullet
Hey guys and gals! long time no talk..... Just wanted to say hi and cheers! to you all! hope the guinness is flowing smoothly and warming you with every drop! I will be in Dublin From Dec 1 to the 4th if anyone else is gonna be there those days drop me a line and we can share a pint or two or threee or a gabillion.... =0)


Cheers!
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Update [Jul. 1st, 2006|10:21 am]
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poopbullet
For any of you who are interested...halfway through the year I am at 467 guinness drank...for those of you who do not want to do the math that is a pace of 934 for the year....thats 2.58 guinness a day.....that .1075 guinness an hour..... my goal now is to finish the year with 1000 guinness....i know that is reachable....ok off i go to drink some more....anyone else have their stats?
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new brewhouse series beer! [Jun. 24th, 2006|01:22 pm]
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poopbullet
Guinness has come out with its next brew in the brew house series... It is called Toucan Brew in honor of the famous guinness toucan it is out as of May 2006 and is only available in a select 300 pubs in Ireland.....


Looks like I may have to travel out there to try this one as well!! Who is up for another crazy 27 hours in Dublin!!???
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life is good [May. 28th, 2006|08:29 pm]
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freakspawn
I have Guinness, and tomorrow is a bank holiday, and it's warm outside :)

I was wondering are there any films you guys particularly associate with Guinness?
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(no subject) [May. 3rd, 2006|04:39 pm]
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poopbullet
so did everyone see the new designs for the guinness draught bottles and cans??? Me like =0)
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(no subject) [Apr. 2nd, 2006|11:25 pm]
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joewhyit
And for your final thought of the night...

Guinness: Delicious beverage...

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Rate Your Guinness [Mar. 22nd, 2006|07:32 pm]
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madjack
http://guinnessgal1119.tripod.com/

Ok now that St. Patrick's Day has passed I am sure many of you have pints to rate. So visit my web page

to rate your Guinness.

http://guinnessgal1119.tripod.com/
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bah [Mar. 20th, 2006|03:13 pm]
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poopbullet
I love St. Patricks Day!! The one thing that always irks me about it though is most bars since they know people are gonna order guinness get these stupid plastic cups. So i get this cheap plastic cup that is hopefully 16oz and I am paying the normal price or more for soemthing thatis usually in a 20oz tulip glass.... grrrr.......

Pictures to follow got to get the cameras developed

Hope you guys all had a blast like me!!!
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Poxy Boggards at the Galaxy! [Mar. 16th, 2006|04:05 pm]
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ner0sputnik
If you're in Southern California and looking to have some great fun tomorrow night you should really click on the banner!



14 big men singing irish drinking songs in 4, 5, and 6 part harmonies. With a bunch of hot women doing the same to open the night. Lots of beer. Lots of fun. Get your tickets before they run out!

NerØ
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5 more hours!! [Mar. 16th, 2006|06:55 pm]
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poopbullet
OK so everyone enjoy their holiday!!! Have lots of fun and drink lots of Guinness and laugh at all of those who are drinking green beer!!!

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(no subject) [Mar. 15th, 2006|11:26 am]
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3968
At a world brewing convention, the CEOs of various brewing organizations retired to the bar at the end of each day's conference.

Bruce, CEO of Fosters, shouted to the Barman: "In 'Strylya, we make the best bladdy beer in the world, so pour me a bladdy Fosters, mate."

Bob, CEO of Budweiser, calls out next: "In the States, we brew the finest beers of the world, and I make the king of them all, gimme a Bud."

Hans steps up next: "In Germany ve invented das beer, ferdamt. Give me ein Becks, ya ist der real King of beers, danke."

Paddy, CEO of Guinness, steps forward: "Barman, would ya give me a diet coke with ice and lemon. Tanks."

All, including the bartender, stare at him in stupified silence with mouths hanging open! Eventually Bruce squeaks out: "Are you not going to have a Guinness, Pat?"

Paddy simply replies: "Well, if you pansies ain't drinkin', then neither am I."
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St. Pattys Day Help Guide [Mar. 11th, 2006|12:19 pm]
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St. Patrick's Day: the one day of the year when the 2% of the world's population that's Irish gets the other 98% completely shitfaced.

Leg 1: 7 a.m. to 9 a.m.



Rise and shine early. Take a long, hot shower, and liberally use aftershave, perfume, cologne, deodorant and powders afterwards, because by 3p.m., you will be excreting raw alcohol and other poisons, and without proper preparations, you will smell like a three-day dead cat wrapped in a fraternity carpet.

The bars open at 9, so use this time to prepare. Collect the following supplies and put them in a place where you will easily be able to find it in an impaired condition. We recommend the bathroom floor, between the toilet and the baseboard heater, since that's where you'll probably end up:

1 quart spring water
1 bottle aspirin
5 pairs Depends undergarment
1 bottle Percocet
1 gram morphine sulphate
1 oz. human adrenaline extract
1 precharged electric defibrillator
4 Cardiac needles
1 trauma surgeon

Brew a strong pot of coffee. Add 9 oz. Jameson Irish whiskey, drink. Note that coffee should be drunk liberally throughout the day. There is a reason that the Irish invented Irish Coffee; unless you ingest a large volume of artificial stimulants throughout the course of St. Patrick's Day, you are going to die.

Arrange to be picked up to be taken to the bar by 8:45 a.m. We cannot stress enough that you should not drink and drive. There is no reason to chance losing your license or killing someone in a drunken state when you have plenty of idiot friends willing to take that risk on your behalf.

Leg 2: 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.



Arrive at the bar right when it opens. Make sure this is an Irish bar if at all possible. An Irish bar in Boston is the best alternative, since Boston in Gaelic means West Kilarney. However, almost every city in America has bars called The Blarney Stone, McSomethings, or The Dirty Mick. Just try to ignore the fact that the bar is probably owned by Koreans.

Secure a barstool and do not leave it under any circumstances. The bar is liable to be packed by noon, and real Irish people do not wait in line for drinks, no matter what the consequences. While we do recommend the use of an adult undergarment to mask unpleasant smells, it really doesn't matter. By afternoon, you'll be sopping wet with spilled beer anyway, and your mild urine smell will be completely overpowered by the toxic stench of vomit.

We recommend starting out with a few more Irish Coffees to spike the stimulant level, however, you should not order an "Irish Coffee," as you will be given a fruity little glass mug topped with whipped cream and a cherry, and some guy named Seamus will call you a yuppie poseur while putting a cigarette out on your neck. Ask for coffee with whiskey and ask the bartender to leave the whipped cream can, as nothing will add spice to your day like the occasional whippet.

Leg 3: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.



It's lunchtime! You may not be hungry, but it's important to eat something, because like Sheriff Bart said in Blazing Saddles: "Man drink like that, and don't eat, he is going to die."

If you want to maintain your buzz and not get that hideous, bloated feeling that could slow down your drinking, there are only two options: popcorn or Pop Tarts. Both have the carbohydrates you'll need to give you energy, both will soak up excess bile in your stomach, and both have names that are hard to slur. If you start slurring your words too early, you'll hear the most frightening phrase in the English language on St. Patrick's Day besides I'm pregnant: "You're cut off".

By now, you should switch off of coffee drinks to beer. You have only one option here: Guinness stout. You may be tempted to order green beer, but remember: beer doesn't always turn green because of food coloring.

Leg 3: 2 p.m. to 7 p.m.




By now, the bar is definitely crowded as people take long lunches and bail out of work early to tie one on. If you're doing your job correctly, the bar should look twice or three times as crowded as it really is.

By now, you may be in conversation with some real Irish people, since the person you came with has likely been taken away by ambulance. Some conversational points to remember when talking to the Irish are: Football really means Soccer, and you should be more passionate about it than you are about your wife or husband, AND The English are all piss-arsed, pig-fucking bastards who should be lined up and kicked into the Liffey.

If you remember those two points, as well at least three derogatory names for Margaret Thatcher, you can talk to the Irish for hours. You should continue to drink Guinness throughout this leg, although you may want to have another Irish Coffee if your heartbeat has become irregular.

The Home Stretch: 7 p.m. to Closing




Your goal, of course, is to be the last person to leave the bar at closing time. This will be impossible, since a blood alcohol content of .50 usually equals death, and you should be pushing a .35 or .40 by now.

The only way for a true Irishman to leave at closing time with honor is to be hauled away by the police. Throw a punch. It doesn't matter who you hit or why; no one's made any sense since 3 o'clock, anyway. You will be beaten mercilessly, since your fine motor control has been gone since the late morning, but it doesn't matter since you can't feel anything.

Depending on your community, the police should arrive within fifteen minutes to scrape you off the floor and clap you in irons. The final impression you leave is the most important: as you are being dragged from the bar, begin screaming that you want to take your drink with you. You will be a legend, and by now the friend who took you to the bar should have had his or her stomach pumped, and will be able to bail you out.

By following these simple guidelines, your St. Patrick's Day experience would be one you would never forget if it weren't physically and biologically impossible for you to remember any of it. Tune in next month for our next self-help guide:
The Pros and Cons of Waking Up Naked In a Dumpster.
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(no subject) [Mar. 10th, 2006|08:34 am]
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poopbullet
One more week!!! Everyone got their plans intact?
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(no subject) [Mar. 9th, 2006|04:57 am]
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joewhyit
So, yeah, is there something about the brewing process or something that makes guinness absorbed differently by your body? A co-worker of mine was saying that the other day, but I didn't know if it was true or not.
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Please help! [Mar. 2nd, 2006|06:28 pm]
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freakspawn
I got sent home from work today cause I am ill.

So, should I get Guinness to help me feel better, or should I be a good girl and have a cup of tea instead?
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