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Guiness

Postby bond » Sat Sep 16, 2006 2:30 pm

A columnist friend of mine wants to write a piece on Guiness.

Any websites that could provide some interesting dope, trivia etc?

Cheers
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Postby Aidan » Sat Sep 16, 2006 6:39 pm

Here are some interesting things about Guinness. It was the original Arthur Guinness' son, Arthur II, tht invented th emost fameous style of dry Irish stout. Tax in teh early nineteenth century was paid on malt, and the Irish did not like paying taxes to the London government, so Guyinness strated to blend some unmalted roasted barley with the malt to lowere the bill.

By the end of the first world war, it ws the biggest brewery in the world.

The "tradition" of pouring a pint of Guinness in two goes came from a time when two different brews were poured into the pint glass. One was flatter than the other. While it's still done everywhere, I have had a few pints poured straight and they taste exactly the same as the others.
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Postby Aidan » Sat Sep 16, 2006 6:42 pm

Here's a link - http://www.ivo.se/guinness/. I don't know how accurate the info in it is.
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Postby irishwhiskeychaser » Sat Sep 16, 2006 10:07 pm

Guinness is a stout or 'Porter'.

The style was originally created in London by accident. Roasting Barley for ale was common but when it was over done (or burnt :wink: ) it turned into a darker stronger more bitter tasting brew. It did not really catch on middle class London but it became the brew of the working class porters of which there were many as it was sold as a cheap beer and soon became know as a pint of porter.

Arthur Guinness saw what others did not that the working classes had developed a great love for this dark beer and drank a lot of it ;-) and the rest they say is history
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Postby Jobi » Mon Sep 18, 2006 9:12 pm

And scientists at Guinness were the first to invent the six-pack. Brilliant!
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