03.17.2016 02:55 PM

Slainte, or whatever the Hell it is you’re supposed to say


  1. rww says:

    I’m just happy to not know what poop tastes like. But then, not being a beer drinker, I don’t know what Guinness tastes like either.

  2. davie says:

    Lol…I have tasted Guinness, but I didn’t know what it tasted like.

    Mid 1960’s, trying to stay afloat money wise to get a college degree, part time job as a bar keep in a private club in Winnipeg, an elderly member of the Richardson clan would come in each evening for a Guinness stout, a small wiry lady in a woolen sweater, she would stand at the bar, shoulders just above the bar, chatting with me, between sips of her brew, about her investments, said she had shares in this company, talked family, Winnipeg’s past, the world. A sweet, sweet lady!

    Thanks for reminding me of her.

  3. Ted H says:

    I was just in Ireland, everyone said tour the Guinness factory, it’s great. Sorry I’m not paying 20 Euro to tour a plant making a drink I don’t like even if you do get a free pint at the end. Ginger Man Lager brewed in Cork is my drink. Go Raibh Maith Agat

  4. JH says:

    The trick is to put a shot of Jamieson’s in it. That became a boilermaker eventually in North America, but like everything else worthwhile, it was invented by the Irish.

  5. Maps Onburt says:

    I’m actually quite fond of it but it was an acquired taste. The best part is it’s actually got only 125 calories – i.e. It’s lighter than Coors Light at 244! Also comes with 1.9 grams of protein! It’s only 4% alcohol and it’s filling as hell so damn near impossible to get drunk on. Had one tonight. Mmm good!

  6. Richard Fromm says:

    I had three pints last night in honour of my Irish Catholic better-half. Yet she hates the stuff. For some reason it reminds me of Ovaltine.

  7. Ted H says:

    St. Patrick’s original colour was blue, green was considered bad luck.

  8. Bill Templeman says:

    Have been told by stout connoisseurs that the Guinness we drink in Canada is not at all like the real thing in Ireland, and that the Guinness you get in Ireland gets better the closer you get to Dublin. Who knows? I don’t like the Guinness I’ve tried over here. But Churchkey Brewery in Campbellford currently is selling a wonderful brew made with lactose and chocolate called Holy Cow Chocolate Milk Stout. Very balanced, slightly sweet but very smooth. Nectar of the gods.

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