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(Some Guy)   The two-part pour is key to the perfect pint of Guinness. It's not news, it's the York Daily Record   (ydr.inyork.com) divider line 146
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2009-03-11 10:04:43 AM  
The Record should put articles like this in a book and sell it in every country. They could call it the Record World Book of Guinness.
 
2009-03-11 10:05:18 AM  
Insert bar towel joke here
 
2009-03-11 10:31:54 AM  
The book Buy-ology (new window) discusses this. The author says Guinness was facing decreasing sales because it took so long to pour a Guineess (because the head needs to settle before you can top it up) and drinkers didn't want to wait. So they formalized the process and made a big deal about it. People like routines and traditions, so sales increased.
 
2009-03-11 10:50:45 AM  
The real secret is the shot of Jameson dropped in afterward.
 
2009-03-11 10:52:31 AM  
I thought everyone knew this. When you work at a bar, if you sell Guinness, sooner or later a Guinness rep will come around and show all the bartenders how to pull the "perfect pint." Some find the ritual irritating (particularly on busy nights), but some find it very peaceful and Zen-like. Me, I just like engraving the little shamrock in the head. :)
 
2009-03-11 10:52:53 AM  
The key to a perfect pint of Guinness is that it needs to be 20 oz.
 
2009-03-11 10:55:37 AM  
I am so sad that I don't know how to properly enjoy a Guinness and I am thankful for the help of experts to show me the way.

Drink yer beer and STFU. I got yer perfect pull right 'ere!
 
2009-03-11 10:56:13 AM  
Put the Budweiser back in the Clydesdale boys, and pour a Guinness for me.
 
2009-03-11 10:56:27 AM  
The perfect pint of guinness is whichever one is in front of me.
 
2009-03-11 10:56:28 AM  
The key to a perfect pint of Guinness is that it's in my hands, on it's way to my face.
 
2009-03-11 10:56:50 AM  
Soumac: Insert bar towel joke here

I received mine
/eventually
//I also have the spoon for making a Blacksmith :-)
 
2009-03-11 10:57:24 AM  
When I was bartending, I poured it in 3 pulls, not 2. The owner was from Ireland and insisted this was the correct way. Now I'm wondering who is right.
 
2009-03-11 10:57:57 AM  
JimmyCarter'sSecondTerm: The key to a perfect pint of Guinness is that it needs to be 20 oz.

Word. This.
 
2009-03-11 10:59:12 AM  
Irish Car-bomb

3/4 pint Guinness® stout
1/2 shot Bailey's® Irish cream
1/2 shot Jameson® Irish whiskey

Add the Bailey's and Jameson to a shot glass, layering the Bailey's on the bottom. Pour the Guinness into a pint glass or beer mug 3/4 of the way full and let settle. Drop the shot glass into the Guinness and chug. If you don't drink it fast enough it will curdle and increasingly taste worse.

/I don't drink
//But my brother's girlfriend is a barista
///So I hear all about it
////On drunk calls from my brother
 
2009-03-11 10:59:25 AM  
MonkeyAngst 2009-03-11 10:52:31 AM
I thought everyone knew this. When you work at a bar, if you sell Guinness, sooner or later a Guinness rep will come around and show all the bartenders how to pull the "perfect pint." Some find the ritual irritating (particularly on busy nights), but some find it very peaceful and Zen-like. Me, I just like engraving the little shamrock in the head. :)


Good - this needs to happen more often! I hadn't seen that until I had a Guinness at the brewery in Ireland.

Great. It's 10, and I really want a drink now. Dammit.
 
2009-03-11 11:00:37 AM  
MonkeyAngst: Me, I just like engraving the little shamrock in the head. :)

Someone find the link of the geeks who used an ink-jet printer to print designs onto the head of a Guinness.
 
2009-03-11 11:02:13 AM  
Tatsuhiko 2009-03-11 10:59:12 AM
Irish Car-bomb

3/4 pint Guinness® stout
1/2 shot Bailey's® Irish cream
1/2 shot Jameson® Irish whiskey

Add the Bailey's and Jameson to a shot glass, layering the Bailey's on the bottom. Pour the Guinness into a pint glass or beer mug 3/4 of the way full and let settle. Drop the shot glass into the Guinness and chug. If you don't drink it fast enough it will curdle and increasingly taste worse.

/I don't drink
//But my brother's girlfriend is a barista
///So I hear all about it
////On drunk calls from my brother


Without meaning any offense towards you, your brother, or his girlfriend - if I was a bartender and somebody asked me for an 'Irish Car Bomb', I think I'd consider pissing in their drink.

Am I really the only person who can't brush that one off as a joke?
 
2009-03-11 11:03:04 AM  
Maybe it's not really news, but it is important. Beer, serious business.
 
2009-03-11 11:03:15 AM  
It starts below the bar. Downstairs, the pub maintains a special room for its Guinness carbonation system -- a mix of 75 percent nitrogen and 25 percent carbon dioxide.

So it's just a room full of gas? That's old-school.

/Thank You In Advance For Not Opening This Door To The Beer Gas Room --mgmt
 
2009-03-11 11:03:27 AM  
Tatsuhiko: Irish Car-bomb

3/4 pint Guinness® stout
1/2 shot Bailey's® Irish cream
1/2 shot Jameson® Irish whiskey

Add the Bailey's and Jameson to a shot glass, layering the Bailey's on the bottom. Pour the Guinness into a pint glass or beer mug 3/4 of the way full and let settle. Drop the shot glass into the Guinness and chug. If you don't drink it fast enough it will curdle and increasingly taste worse.

/I don't drink
//But my brother's girlfriend is a barista
///So I hear all about it
////On drunk calls from my brother


Always one of the best ways to start the night, and it tastes almost like a delicious alcohol laced chocolate milkshake. I usually debate between a Smithwicks and a Guinnie when I drink at the local irish pub. Godeffingdammmit I love drinking.
 
2009-03-11 11:03:56 AM  
The perfect pint of Guinness is one had in a pub in downtown Dublin after a long day at work, consumed while scoping out hot Irish redheads and basking in those enthralling accents.

Or, as I call it, "about two weeks ago".
 
2009-03-11 11:05:03 AM  
Looks, tastes and smells like burnt motor oil...
 
2009-03-11 11:05:10 AM  
You get ass cancer from dark beer
 
2009-03-11 11:05:10 AM  
I Said: The perfect pint of guinness is whichever one is in front of me.

I'm fairly sure the perfect pint involves some form of the phrase, "on the house."
 
2009-03-11 11:05:19 AM  
MonkeyAngst: I thought everyone knew this. When you work at a bar, if you sell Guinness, sooner or later a Guinness rep will come around and show all the bartenders how to pull the "perfect pint." Some find the ritual irritating (particularly on busy nights), but some find it very peaceful and Zen-like. Me, I just like engraving the little shamrock in the head. :)

I'll admit that I don't like when the bartender fast-pours my Guinness. However, I probably wouldn't be able to tell the difference between a perfect pint and a sloppy pint. Most other people wouldn't notice either.
 
2009-03-11 11:06:35 AM  
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2009-03-11 11:07:18 AM  
Jster422: Tatsuhiko 2009-03-11 10:59:12 AM
Irish Car-bomb

3/4 pint Guinness® stout
1/2 shot Bailey's® Irish cream
1/2 shot Jameson® Irish whiskey

Add the Bailey's and Jameson to a shot glass, layering the Bailey's on the bottom. Pour the Guinness into a pint glass or beer mug 3/4 of the way full and let settle. Drop the shot glass into the Guinness and chug. If you don't drink it fast enough it will curdle and increasingly taste worse.

/I don't drink
//But my brother's girlfriend is a barista
///So I hear all about it
////On drunk calls from my brother

Without meaning any offense towards you, your brother, or his girlfriend - if I was a bartender and somebody asked me for an 'Irish Car Bomb', I think I'd consider pissing in their drink.

Am I really the only person who can't brush that one off as a joke?


Lighten up, Francis. Let me get you a tight snatch or a red-headed slut.
 
2009-03-11 11:08:13 AM  
Dinsdale?
 
2009-03-11 11:08:17 AM  
The perfect pint of Guinness is the one you don't order. Buy yourself a good stout, like Bell's Expedition, Southern Tier's Choklat, or Goose Island's Bourbon County.
 
2009-03-11 11:10:13 AM  
NYRBill: Soumac: Insert bar towel joke here

I received mine
/eventually
//I also have the spoon for making a Blacksmith :-)


Would that be like a Black & Tan?
 
2009-03-11 11:10:59 AM  
DslainteC: The Record should put articles like this in a book and sell it in every country. They could call it the Record World Book of Guinness.

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2009-03-11 11:11:12 AM  
TofuTheAlmighty: The perfect pint of Guinness is the one you don't order. Buy yourself a good stout, like Bell's Expedition, Southern Tier's Choklat, or Goose Island's Bourbon County.

Good stuff. Bell's Kalamazoo Stout and Dogfish's Chicory Stout for the beer snobbery win.
 
2009-03-11 11:12:21 AM  
What do you MEAN it's not news?!? This is vital information which must be disseminated to the masses, in particular to "pubs" and restaurants that serve Guinness. There is little more painful in the world than to watch a bartender ... butcher such beauty. Such art. Such.... mmmmm... Guinness... *Homervoice*ugghhghghghhg*
 
2009-03-11 11:12:47 AM  
airplayne: NYRBill: Soumac: Insert bar towel joke here

I received mine
/eventually
//I also have the spoon for making a Blacksmith :-)

Would that be like a Black & Tan?


Heh, I have this thing that's shaped like a turtle you put on top of the glass to do the same thing. A 'Lagerhead'. Never used it for that primary function, but it's my new desk-based bottle opener.

/Lagerhead, right?
 
2009-03-11 11:13:27 AM  
TofuTheAlmighty: The perfect pint of Guinness is the one you don't order. Buy yourself a good stout, like Bell's Expedition, Southern Tier's Choklat, or Goose Island's Bourbon County.

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2009-03-11 11:13:34 AM  
ffish: The perfect pint of Guinness is one had in a pub in downtown Dublin after a long day at work, consumed while scoping out hot Irish redheads and basking in those enthralling accents.

Or, as I call it, "about two weeks ago".


I stayed in Dublin for 4-5 days 2 years ago. I met tons of people, but almost no Irish. The people working the bars, restaurants, etc. were all non-natives and the rest were tourists. The bar scene was fun, but didn't seem to have anything particularly Irish besides the token folk singer.
 
2009-03-11 11:14:10 AM  
Have you ever drank Bailey's from a shoe? You ever been to a club where people wee on each other?
 
2009-03-11 11:15:14 AM  
Sgt. Pepper: TofuTheAlmighty: The perfect pint of Guinness is the one you don't order. Buy yourself a good stout, like Bell's Expedition, Southern Tier's Choklat, or Goose Island's Bourbon County.

Good stuff. Bell's Kalamazoo Stout and Dogfish's Chicory Stout for the beer snobbery win.


Young's or Brooklyn's are pretty good too.
 
2009-03-11 11:15:46 AM  
Brilliant!
 
2009-03-11 11:15:59 AM  
Markoff_Cheney: Tatsuhiko: Irish Car-bomb

3/4 pint Guinness® stout
1/2 shot Bailey's® Irish cream
1/2 shot Jameson® Irish whiskey

Add the Bailey's and Jameson to a shot glass, layering the Bailey's on the bottom. Pour the Guinness into a pint glass or beer mug 3/4 of the way full and let settle. Drop the shot glass into the Guinness and chug. If you don't drink it fast enough it will curdle and increasingly taste worse.

Godeffingdammmit I love drinking.



Dad!
/you must be a long lost relative at any rate!
 
2009-03-11 11:16:26 AM  
The Irish car bomb is a winner in my book, but given the choice I prefer this recipe:

Pour Jameson into a shot glass. Sip until empty.
Pour Guinness (properly) into a pint glass. Sip until empty.
Pour Bailey's into a hot mug of coffee. Sip until empty.

Mmmm, Irish car bombs...
 
2009-03-11 11:16:56 AM  
Guinness is a great stout IF and I mean IF the perfect pour is peformed perfectly.

I will assume those who diss Guinness have not experienced that.
 
2009-03-11 11:17:37 AM  
This is true. I only drink Guinness. If I go into a bar that does not have it, I turn around and find somewhere that does. I don't mind if it takes an extra few minutes to get my beer. The wait is well worth it. Also, it needs to be served in a warm glass. I've sent pints back that were servers in a nasty, dripping, ice-cold glass. Any bartender who does not adhere to these standards needs to be taken out and shot in the public square.
 
2009-03-11 11:19:24 AM  
Jster422: Am I really the only person who can't brush that one off as a joke?

there's an irish pub in my neck o the woods that won't serve 'em. they may even tell you to feck off if they don't know you.
 
2009-03-11 11:20:23 AM  
New Castle is the greatest beer ever brewed.

/grabs popcorn
 
2009-03-11 11:20:45 AM  
Oh shait - St Patrick's is on a Tuesday this year? Wednesday is gonna suck.
 
2009-03-11 11:22:04 AM  
Is it correct to say that you either love or absolutely hate Guinness? Seems that way based on what friends have told me. They also say it's supposed to be drank at room temperature or else you're somehow cheating.

Is drinking Guinness something like the cinnamon challenge???
 
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2009-03-11 11:24:36 AM  
Dextro: You ever been to a club where people wee on each other?

I hate it when I'm wee'd on. That'd definitely call for a paddlin. lol
 
2009-03-11 11:26:12 AM  
The Angry Hand of God: The real secret is the shot of Jameson dropped in afterward.

Liquor in my beer? It's less likely than you think.
 
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