Thursday, March 15, 2007

Faith and Begorrah, say it ain't so

Sales of the defining drink of Ireland, Guinness is on the wane in the Emerald Isle. The Irish are drinking wine and imported beer instead? Oh the sacrilege. How could they forsake a drink that's not just a beer, but a virtual meal in a glass?

When I think about how hard we worked to get the local bars in lovely downtown Noho to carry it on tap... Sure it's heavy and bitter but it's a refreshment that expands your consciouness more like LSD, than a drink that leaves you unconscious at the end of the night.

Fortunately, it doesn't appear the brewer is much trouble. Sales at home may be flat as a two hour old pint of Budweiser, but foreign demand is likely to keep the muddy brown beer trickling agonizingly slowly out of the tap for the foreseeable future.


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