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(Some Guy)   The Queen turns down a free pint of Guinness on her visit to Ireland   (irishcentral.com) divider line 148
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2011-05-18 02:34:58 PM  
I thought that Guinness draught was a porter.
 
2011-05-18 02:35:41 PM  
Has something to say about this:
www.i-mockery.com
 
2011-05-18 02:36:23 PM  

fappomatic: Pocket Ninja: At some point, it's possibly worth mentioning that there are lots of much better stouts in the world than Guinness.

Also, if she had tried a drink, all the headlines in the world would have been raving about the Queen downing alcohol before noon.

Indeed, there are much better stouts. Weyerbacher Heresy, for one. But they never mentioned a stout. There's a difference between a Guinness and a Guinness Stout. For her declining, let her hang. Guinness Draught is only 4.5% ABV.

rhondajeremy: I'm allergic to hops so I can't drink beer. Maybe she has the same problem

Try Fraoch Heather Ale...it is bittered with the blossoms of the heather plant. Not a bit of hops in it.


Thanks for the tip! I'll try it!
 
2011-05-18 02:36:58 PM  
TIME TO HANG THE OL' HAG! GET ME NOOSE AND ME SHELLALEIGH!
 
2011-05-18 02:43:07 PM  

LarryDan43: How bout some of Ma Bennets Apple Pie?


Only if the Queen can use her own glass.
 
2011-05-18 02:43:56 PM  
Guinness / Diageo is a blight on Irish pubs. Virtually every pub with the exception of some microbreweries serves the exact same beers, spirits, wines and soft drinks thanks to the stranglehold enjoyed by Diageo. The most variation you will find is Cork where Diageo locks horns with Heineken so at least there is a little variety.
 
2011-05-18 02:45:27 PM  
FTFA: But not a drop passed the lips of the most famous tourist in Dublin as she declined to indulge in Ireland's favorite past-time

Oh, for crying out loud.
 
2011-05-18 02:46:22 PM  
In the dark depths of time I took the brewery tour for Amstel in Curaçao. The tour started at 0900 with the guide informing us that this was an all you can drink tour. When every one glanced at their watches she said beer is like two pieces of toast with out all the chewing. Couldn't the Queen had some toast?
 
2011-05-18 02:46:41 PM  

Pocket Ninja: At some point, it's possibly worth mentioning that there are lots of much better stouts in the world than Guinness.

Also, if she had tried a drink, all the headlines in the world would have been raving about the Queen downing alcohol before noon.


But Guinness is the only one I like.
 
2011-05-18 02:52:55 PM  

Pocket Ninja:
Also, if she had tried a drink, all the headlines in the world would have been raving about the Queen downing alcohol before noon.



Beer doesn't contain any alcohol before noon.
 
2011-05-18 02:53:25 PM  
Beer snobbery levels in this thread are suprisingly low.

I think I'll have to pour myself a Black and Trash tonight.

/Guinness and Budweiser
 
2011-05-18 02:56:04 PM  

Nightsweat: Publikwerks: Here we go. Geeze, maybe she doesn't like the taste of stouts. I don't. What next, are they gonna shove haggis in the her face at 9 am and say "EAT!"

YES! biatch ain't got but two jobs - pop out an heir (male preferred, please) and appear in public in a way that makes people like Britain.

If she is asked to eat haggis when she visits a haggis factory, she should eat haggis.


What's more rude, then? Declining a free drink, or taking free drink and gagging/cringing when trying to drink it? Or the alternative, taking the free drink but never even taking a single sip?
 
2011-05-18 02:56:49 PM  

The_Great_Hambino: Pocket Ninja: At some point, it's possibly worth mentioning that there are lots of much better stouts in the world than Guinness.

You know how I know that you've never been to Dublin?


Guinness is liquid gold over there. I don't know what happens to it when it's shipped to the States, but it is possibly the best thing ever created when consumed in Ireland.


I find it amusing that all their packaging seems to encourage drinking it in ways that will minimize your ability to taste it.

"Enjoy Ice-cold straight from the bottle."
 
2011-05-18 02:58:27 PM  

Cheron: In the dark depths of time I took the brewery tour for Amstel in Curaçao. The tour started at 0900 with the guide informing us that this was an all you can drink tour. When every one glanced at their watches she said beer is like two pieces of toast with out all the chewing. Couldn't the Queen had some toast?


Where I'm from, there are two eggs and a pork chop in every beer.
 
2011-05-18 02:58:27 PM  
So, the Queen has now accomplished something no Irishman ever has.
 
2011-05-18 02:58:43 PM  

drxym: Guinness / Diageo is a blight on Irish pubs. Virtually every pub with the exception of some microbreweries serves the exact same beers, spirits, wines and soft drinks thanks to the stranglehold enjoyed by Diageo. The most variation you will find is Cork where Diageo locks horns with Heineken so at least there is a little variety.


What is it with Europe and bars being owned by giant distributors? What could possibly be the advantage?

Here in the States, bars are owned by people who want to own a bar. They contract to buy beer, and then they resell that beer to us. As a result, bars can stock everything that Coors/Miller/Bud pumps out as well as a thousand different microbrews if they want.

Spirits too.
 
2011-05-18 03:00:16 PM  
I think Prince Philip could have at least tasted it. It's not like they are having to drink enough to get tipsy. It does seem to be an opportunity passed up for connecting to the people.

Also to the Guinness haters, I really like it. Basically it is like a meal in a glass or something. I like a lot of other stouts, and other "weird" (to average American) beers. But I do tend to order it fairly often -- got some at home currently.
 
2011-05-18 03:00:43 PM  

Jackpot777: DarnoKonrad: Better to offer than one of these I suppose:

Came for the Irish Car Bomb, leaving satisfied.

/as I live in the city that hosts the 4th largest St. Paddy's Day parade in America I'm leaving satisfied, with a bottle of Jameson's.


I would have thought someone would have made a black and tan joke, but apparently Fark is becoming much more tasteful than I remember.
 
2011-05-18 03:01:09 PM  

Mayor Bee: I don't even remember voting for her!


You don't vote for a Queen.

If I recall correctly, supreme executive authority comes from some farcical aquatic ceremony, not derived from a mandate from the masses.

/Can't believe it took this long
 
2011-05-18 03:01:25 PM  
Guinness is underwhelming when compared to the plethora of fine American stouts. For the Irish Dry Stout style, I'll take a Beamish or Murphy's - in that order.
 
2011-05-18 03:01:55 PM  

Uberunder: So, the Queen has now accomplished something no Irishman ever has.


I've never had a pint of Guinness in my life. Can't stand it
 
2011-05-18 03:02:31 PM  

cptjeff: drxym: Guinness / Diageo is a blight on Irish pubs. Virtually every pub with the exception of some microbreweries serves the exact same beers, spirits, wines and soft drinks thanks to the stranglehold enjoyed by Diageo. The most variation you will find is Cork where Diageo locks horns with Heineken so at least there is a little variety.

What is it with Europe and bars being owned by giant distributors? What could possibly be the advantage?


Ummm ... Business School 101 -- monopolize the market, control the product experience, cut out the middle man, profit.
 
2011-05-18 03:03:03 PM  
images.cheezburger.com
 
2011-05-18 03:04:10 PM  

Malcolm_Sex: Pocket Ninja: At some point, it's possibly worth mentioning that there are lots of much better stouts in the world than Guinness.

Also, if she had tried a drink, all the headlines in the world would have been raving about the Queen downing alcohol before noon.

Something tells me the stuff you buy over here and the stuff you get at the Guiness brewery in Ireland are quite different


Not entierly true. There are two basic varities of Guinness available in North America. There is Guinnes Draught which is available on tap or in the widget can. That stuff is brewed at the St. James's Gate brewery in Dublin. There is also Guinness Extra Stout which is available in bottles and brewed by Labatt in Canada using Guinnes wort extract.
 
2011-05-18 03:05:02 PM  

DarnoKonrad: Better to offer than one of these I suppose:


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2011-05-18 03:06:13 PM  

Malcolm_Sex: Something tells me the stuff you buy over here and the stuff you get at the Guiness brewery in Ireland are quite different



Larquaan: I don't know what you get in the US, but I'm assuming it is brewed locally as wel in accordnace with local tastes (whatever that may be).



Nope. Same beer. Guinness does vary in taste from pub to pub, even in Ireland. Just how bud light varies in its shiatty "flavor" from bar to store to whatever.
 
2011-05-18 03:09:35 PM  
I mostly drank whiskey in Ireland and some light lagers to hydrate. Maybe the queen is the same.

/Damn it now I need a pint
 
2011-05-18 03:15:41 PM  

shadowself: FTFA: But not a drop passed the lips of the most famous tourist in Dublin as she declined to indulge in Ireland's favorite past-time

Oh, for crying out loud.


Oh fer fooks ache, git awf yer highhorse.
 
2011-05-18 03:16:30 PM  
the best beer i have ever had was at sky bar.
fark all you beer fascists, a perfectly poured pint of guinness that was made THAT DAY is like no other.

the only thing that spoils it somewhat is having to look at dublin while drinking it.
 
2011-05-18 03:17:39 PM  

Great Odins Raven: Malcolm_Sex: Something tells me the stuff you buy over here and the stuff you get at the Guiness brewery in Ireland are quite different


Larquaan: I don't know what you get in the US, but I'm assuming it is brewed locally as wel in accordnace with local tastes (whatever that may be).


Nope. Same beer. Guinness does vary in taste from pub to pub, even in Ireland. Just how bud light varies in its shiatty "flavor" from bar to store to whatever.


No. In Ireland and most of Europe it's not pasteurized which changes the flavor.
 
2011-05-18 03:18:22 PM  

craigzy: fark all you beer fascists, a perfectly poured pint of guinness that was made THAT DAY is like no other.


Beer that takes one day to make? Tell me more, Mr Expert non-fascist.
 
2011-05-18 03:18:40 PM  
Still a dick move even if Guinness is unimpressive beer.

/Somebody get her a Dark Lord or Bourbon County
//We do beer way better here in the states, and no European is likely to ever admit it
 
2011-05-18 03:19:45 PM  
I had a few Guinness pints at Sean's Bar (oldest bar in Ireland) located in Athlone, IE back in Jan, Feb and March of this year so I'm having a kick...

/ My company sent me to Athlone for a 3 month work assignment
 
2011-05-18 03:20:29 PM  
Guinness is farking awesome, she was a full blown biatch not to even take a sip
 
2011-05-18 03:23:52 PM  

msaturn: Still a dick move even if Guinness is unimpressive beer.

/Somebody get her a Dark Lord or Bourbon County
//We do beer way better here in the states, and no European is likely to ever admit it


For what Guinness is--an Irish dry stout--it's pretty decent. But it's also the most overrated beer in the world, by simpletons who fancy themselves connoisseurs.

(And, frankly, Belgium has the best average beer in the world. The US produces many excellent beers but all the stinkers drag our average down.)
 
2011-05-18 03:26:31 PM  
www.fredtrane.com
 
2011-05-18 03:32:11 PM  

mdeesnuts: Beer snobbery levels in this thread are suprisingly low.

I think I'll have to pour myself a Black and Trash tonight.

/Guinness and Budweiser


I just threw up in my mouth a little.


www.meh.ro
 
2011-05-18 03:32:39 PM  

TofuTheAlmighty: For what Guinness is--an Irish dry stout--it's pretty decent. But it's also the most overrated beer in the world, by simpletons who fancy themselves connoisseurs.


Nonsense. In a world with Stella Artois, no other beer can challenge for the Most Overrated.
 
2011-05-18 03:35:28 PM  
She should have shared one with a friend... or two.
 
2011-05-18 03:37:16 PM  

hugram: I had a few Guinness pints at Sean's Bar (oldest bar in Ireland) located in Athlone, IE back in Jan, Feb and March of this year so I'm having a kick...

/ My company sent me to Athlone for a 3 month work assignment


Can't be the oldest pub in Ireland. That's the Brazen Head in Dublin. 1200 AD or thereabouts
 
2011-05-18 03:37:20 PM  
She should have at least sampled a bit of it. Gheez, i thought you wanted the Micks to like you Queenie.
 
2011-05-18 03:37:45 PM  

cptjeff: drxym: Guinness / Diageo is a blight on Irish pubs. Virtually every pub with the exception of some microbreweries serves the exact same beers, spirits, wines and soft drinks thanks to the stranglehold enjoyed by Diageo. The most variation you will find is Cork where Diageo locks horns with Heineken so at least there is a little variety.

What is it with Europe and bars being owned by giant distributors? What could possibly be the advantage?


Guinness: If you want to sell our beer, you are contractually forbidden to sell anyone else's beer.

Since everyone in Ireland expects Guinness to be in every bar, that plan works out pretty well. For Guinness.
 
2011-05-18 03:42:30 PM  
There was this girl
Who lived not too long ago
As a matter of fact I think
She lives still
She knew she could do no wrong
Just singin' those songs
That we all knew

She would always crash the party
It was no surprise
It was for her

Too Cool Queenie

There was this boy
He played king of the land
And he wasn't half-bad,
At saving the world
She said he could do no right
So he took his life
His story is true

It's ok cause what goes around, comes around
It's all right cause what goes around, comes around

And now this girl,
Yeah she got real famous
And she made lots of money and
Some of his too
But still she thinks she can do no wrong
Just playing those songs
She's all too cool
 
2011-05-18 03:46:15 PM  

The_Great_Hambino: Pocket Ninja: At some point, it's possibly worth mentioning that there are lots of much better stouts in the world than Guinness.

You know how I know that you've never been to Dublin?


Guinness is liquid gold over there. I don't know what happens to it when it's shipped to the States, but it is possibly the best thing ever created when consumed in Ireland.


Guiness over there is marginally better. Yet still sucks compared to a real stout.

Old Rasputin
Midnight Sun Berserker
Stone Bitter Choclate Oatmeal Stout
and a million others
 
2011-05-18 03:50:52 PM  

Cormee: hugram: I had a few Guinness pints at Sean's Bar (oldest bar in Ireland) located in Athlone, IE back in Jan, Feb and March of this year so I'm having a kick...

/ My company sent me to Athlone for a 3 month work assignment

Can't be the oldest pub in Ireland. That's the Brazen Head in Dublin. 1200 AD or thereabouts


Sean's got a list of propritors back to 900 A.D. Liked the Brazen Head when I was there, but there are older...
 
2011-05-18 03:51:01 PM  

lohphat: shadowself: FTFA: But not a drop passed the lips of the most famous tourist in Dublin as she declined to indulge in Ireland's favorite past-time

Oh, for crying out loud.

Oh fer fooks ache, git awf yer highhorse.


It's an article in a magazine by a staff writer, not a farking YouTube comment thread.
 
2011-05-18 03:54:42 PM  
She doesn't drink on the job. She's a public servant.

Queen Elizabeth I would have quaffed a pot or two, but she was NOT a public servant. She was a prince. The "Off with his head!" kind. Try to stop her from getting free drinks. Su casa was HER casa while she deigned to reside there and she could, if she thought you disloyal or disliked you, move in with the whole court and eat the greatest Lords in the Land out of house and home like something in a fairy tale. This custom pretty much died with her, as subsequent Kings were stripped of their medieval powers and perogatives, but the court was still mobile because of the plague, the lack of AC, sewars, etc., and the risk of local famines and disorders. The whole government had to move from palace to palace any way so the servants could come in and clean--which involved a lot more than pushing a vacuum in a desultory fashion. They basically had to strip out the furniture, rugs, etc., and clean their way down to the floor.

I'm not sure whether public servants head out to the pub for a liquid lunch in the UK (they have always been a bit behind the US and Canada on political correctness), but in Canada they very seldom have a glass of wine or beer even at an informal lunch or dinner where everybody goes "Dutch" and the Crown does not pick up the tab.

No insult intended, no insult taken. But the press know that and love to fark-monger any way.
 
2011-05-18 03:55:02 PM  
FTFA: "But the Queen decided it was too early in the morning to run the risk of alcohol impairing her judgment in a packed schedule for the second day of her state trip."

Since when has a British monarch ever needed any judgment? That family's been loony for at least 300 years.
 
2011-05-18 03:55:24 PM  

Cormee: hugram: I had a few Guinness pints at Sean's Bar (oldest bar in Ireland) located in Athlone, IE back in Jan, Feb and March of this year so I'm having a kick...

/ My company sent me to Athlone for a 3 month work assignment

Can't be the oldest pub in Ireland. That's the Brazen Head in Dublin. 1200 AD or thereabouts


A couple of sources that claim Sean's Bar is the oldest

The Brazen Head owner admitted, given archeological evidence, that Sean's Bar precedes The Brazen head by 200 years. (new window)

It took the Guinness Book of World Records to settle the claim, with Sean's Pub winning the title of Ireland's oldest bar, hands down. (new window)
 
2011-05-18 04:05:52 PM  

An-Unnecessarily-Long-Name: The_Great_Hambino: Pocket Ninja: At some point, it's possibly worth mentioning that there are lots of much better stouts in the world than Guinness.

You know how I know that you've never been to Dublin?


Guinness is liquid gold over there. I don't know what happens to it when it's shipped to the States, but it is possibly the best thing ever created when consumed in Ireland.

Guiness over there is marginally better. Yet still sucks compared to a real stout.

Old Rasputin
Midnight Sun Berserker
Stone Bitter Choclate Oatmeal Stout
and a million others


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