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Guinness IS good for you!

Thursday, March 10th, 2011

We got called out on Twitter in an article about the health benefits of Guinness. I’ll drink to that!

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Black Beauty

Friday, November 5th, 2010

Well it appears that we aren’t the only ones who enjoy the black stuff. Undefeated, rock-star, super-horse Zenyatta also enjoys her fair share of the best stout on the planet. It seems as though the mare gets rewarded for her hard work by drinking a few bowls full of Guinness Draught (so why do people give me a hard time when I enjoy it the same way?).

Zenyatta passes on lesser beers and opts for Guinness because she enjoys the full, dark texture and the rich, creamy head that the stout is so famous for. She certainly is no stranger to the finer things in life as the horse travels via private jet. And no, I’m not kidding… she really does fly first class.

Guinness has offered a trip to St. James Gate in Dublin, Ireland for Zenyatta, her trainers and owners if she can win at Churchill Downs on Saturday. If she does win, she will improve her race record to a perfect 20-0.

So place your bets and raise a pint to Zenyatta during tomorrow’s Breeders’ Cup. Hopefully she’ll be joining us in the winners circle.


Guinness Foreign Extra Stout Pour and Review

Wednesday, October 20th, 2010

We finally got our hands on some Guinness Foreign Extra Stout. We could only buy it by the case, but that isn’t so bad. Guinness Foreign Extra  comes in a four pack.  It is presented as a premium beer, and comes with a price point around $10. For that you do get a stout with a 7.5% APV. Review after the pour:

Foreign Extra Stout Pour


I was super excited to finally see Guinness Foreign Extra Stout at the store. They also had a drawing for a Guinness Mountain bike! There were only two cases of Guinness Foreign Extra left. I of course had to grab one. Sadly they didn’t have any Foreign Extra in the cooler so I had to wait for it to chill at home before trying it.

Guinness Foreign Extra has a bold flavor. It is a heavy stout. It is deep and complex. The extra hops and roasted barley come through strong and give this stout nutty over tones. You can taste the traditional Guinness stout here, but this one has an even fuller body. There is a nice bitterness to Foreign Extra, reminiscent of black coffee, with a little sugar. You also get a nice dark chocolate flavor, along the lines of a good 80% bar. I am really impressed with Guinness Foreign Extra. It will always have a place in my fridge.

Guinness Foreign Extra Stout headed to the US October 1!

Wednesday, September 29th, 2010

We just got word that Guinness Foreign Extra Stout is coming to the US. It will be available starting Oct 1! I know what I’m doing friday.

Here is some more info on this awesome news:

GUINNESS® Foreign Extra Stout (FES) is brewed with the highest hop rate of all the GUINNESS® variants. The generous hop additions express fully the beers distinctive character and flavor while also prolonging shelf life in warmer climates, as hops are the best natural preservative for beer. GUINNESS FES is uniquely different from GUINNESS Draught both in taste profile, color and ritual.

  • Taste Profile: Big, full-bodied flavor with enormous complexity and character. Strong, roasted aromas followed by a unique bittersweet taste
  • Appearance: Deep Brown
  • Dispense: Carbonated (GUINNESS Draught nitrogenated)
  • Ingredients: Malt, Roast Barley, Hops, Yeast, Water
  • ABV: 7.5%
  • Serve: In a GUINNESS goblet or chilled straight from the bottle; one-part pour at a 45 degree angle
  • Five step ritual: Chill, Release, Pour, Toast, Enjoy

Tasting Notes: The sensation of GUINNESS Foreign Extra Stout astonishes and activates the palate with the taste buds immediately ignited by a deep, rich sweetness of the malted barley. The strong caramel, coffee-like character of the roasted barley and the calm impact of the fragrant hops give an aromatic and sensual effect. The finish is perhaps the most important part of the GUINNESS taste experience ensuring these distinct sensations linger in your mouth longer for you to enjoy.

Suggested Retail Price: 4-pack @ $9.49

History: Brewed for more than two centuries, GUINNESS FES dates back to 1801. Known as West India Porter until the mid nineteenth century, FES was an export beer brewed with extra hops, giving the beer a more intense flavor. The extra hops also acts as a natural preservative for beer, allowing it to survive long journeys overseas.

GUINNESS FES was exported to the U.S. beginning in 1817, but was discontinued in 1920 due to prohibition. The specialty stout will make its return to the U.S. market in October 2010.

251 Remarkable Years

Friday, September 24th, 2010

Enjoying a Guinness at Flannery’s in Cleveland. Here electronic cigarettes for weed on business. To Arthur! 251 remarkable years!

Guinness Makes People Happy?

Wednesday, August 4th, 2010

This is Scott. He is about to enjoy himself a pint of Guinness. I am kind of jealous. I love his expression. Guinness makes people happy!

Arthur’s Day 2010

Wednesday, July 28th, 2010

Time to start thinking about Arthur’s Day, Sept 23 2010.

Guinness sent us the following Press Release:


Celebration to include live music events in Ireland, the USA,

the Carribean and Malaysia

Dublin, Ireland 28 July, 2010 – The owners of GUINNESS® beer, the world’s number one stout, announce today an additional line-up of artists joining the Arthur’s Day™ celebrations on 23rd September 2010. Joining Snow Patrol, Sharon Shannon and Paolo Nutini will be some of the hottest musicians of the moment including The Killers’ Brandon Flowers, Kelis, Plan B, KT Tunstall and Newton Faulkner.

Arthur’s Day was created in 2009 to mark the iconic brand’s 250th anniversary of the signing of the lease on St. James’s Gate by the iconic beer’s famous philanthropist founder, Arthur Guinness. The 2009 celebrations saw consumers across every continent enjoy over 60 live music acts whilst raising millions of pints of GUINNESS in a “celebration with substance”. This year’s event will continue to support the Arthur Guinness Fund, building on the good work that has already started in supporting social entrepreneurship around the world.

In addition, GUINNESS is announcing that for Arthur’s Day 2010 there will be live music events in Ireland, the USA, the Caribbean and Asia. In Ireland over 60 artists will perform across the country with the celebrations beginning at 17:59 local time with a global toast to Arthur Guinness and his remarkable legacy.Consumers will be able to enjoy the celebration at over 30 venues across Dublin, Cork and Galway from intimate gigs in pubs to music venues and a concert at the St. James’s Gate brewery itself.

In the United States Arthur’s Day celebrations will kick off with a “To Arthur” group toast with approximately 10,000 consumers at GUINNESS Oysterfest in Chicago. Celebrations will also take place across the country where consumers will come together to raise a GUINNESS “To Arthur.”

Asia and Malaysia will again be celebrating Arthur’s Day with a large concert in Kuala Lumpur. Fans can expect an electrifying night of live music performances to take centre stage during this year’s Arthur’s Day in Kuala Lumpur – all in a massive tribute to Arthur Guinness and his extraordinary legacy.

In the Caribbean, consumers will have the chance to attend Arthur’s Day concerts across the region. Consumers will have the opportunity to win tickets to these concerts as well as join together to raise a GUINNESS and toast “To Arthur” across the region.

KT Tunstall, said: “Looking forward to being a part of this years’ Arthur Guinness celebrations, and will very willingly raise a glass of the black stuff to the man himself.”

Brian Duffy, Global Brand Director for Guinness, said: “Arthur’s Day is once again going to be a global ‘celebration with substance’ that will see performances from some fantastic acts and musicians across the globe. These world renowned performers will transform venues of all sizes into truly global celebrations where consumers will unite and raise a GUINNESS “To Arthur” and to the next 250 years.”

Other artists joining the Arthur’s Day line-up today are:

Studio artists:

1.      Fortune

2.      Eliza Doolittle

3.      Example

4.      Brandon Flowers

5.      Kelis

6.      KT Tunstall

7.      Newton Faulkner

8.      O Emperor

9.      Plan B

10. Tinie Tempah

11. Carbon/Silicon

Pub artists:

1.    A Band Called Wanda

2.    Butterfly Explosion

3.    Director

4.    Duke Special

5.    James Vincent McMorrow

6.    Johnny Flynn

7.    Molotov Jukebox

8.    Pilotlight

9.    RoySeven

10. Simon Fagan

11. Sparrow and the Workshop

12. The Boy Who Trapped the Sun

13. The Shoos

14. Joey Negro & The Sunburst Band

Odd find at our local pizza place.

Sunday, March 28th, 2010

We are grabbing a bite at Dominick’s our favorite pizza place and saw a new bottle in the cooler. It’s a non-alcoholic beer called Kaliber, brewed by Guinness. I couldn’t bring myself to get one. It’s kind of odd that they even make it. Have you ever had it?

Guinness at MUGS

Tuesday, March 23rd, 2010

We’re checking out Mugs in Raritan and were delighted to find these replica Guinness’s Porter glasses circa 1903. They just got the dark stuff on tap and we may just be hanging around here a bit more!

This is kind of dangerous as this place is a few blocks from Dan’s house.

We just finished diner (photos below). We are all happily stuffed. We will definitely be back!

The New Deck Tavern – Philly

Tuesday, March 23rd, 2010

 After attending a conference all day at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, I worked up quite an appetite (and thirst). I convinced my colleagues to head over to, tons of free peanuts, traditional Irish cuisine, (Bangers and Mash) and of course a pint of my favorite stout.

So for all of you lucky Penn folks who happen to be in the area, be sure to stop by The New Deck for a Guinness. As for the rest of us, I guess we’ll have to be content with just stopping by once in a while.