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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 01:43:06 PM  
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.
 
2011-05-18 01:44:47 PM  
I think the Queen prefers gin. Her mum sure did.
 
2011-05-18 02:09:29 PM  
I'm pretty sure she can have free Guinness any time she wants.
 
2011-05-18 02:10:00 PM  
IMPEACH!!!!!!1!
 
2011-05-18 02:10:07 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.


Something tells me the stuff you buy over here and the stuff you get at the Guiness brewery in Ireland are quite different
 
2011-05-18 02:10:18 PM  
What a wanker!
 
2011-05-18 02:10:39 PM  
She likes cold beer and is a mean drunk.
 
2011-05-18 02:10:57 PM  
Better to offer than one of these I suppose:
i.imgur.com
 
2011-05-18 02:11:38 PM  
that's just not right. of course having a queen isn't right either.
 
2011-05-18 02:11:55 PM  
Fark the qween!
 
2011-05-18 02:12:08 PM  
I don't blame the Queen, who drinks that crap anyway?
 
2011-05-18 02:12:48 PM  
My highness! No Guinness!
 
2011-05-18 02:13:22 PM  
In the Queen's defense, it was a Guinness...
 
2011-05-18 02:13:41 PM  
fark her. in a perfect world she would have been put to death for that rudeness. slut.
 
2011-05-18 02:13:59 PM  
But did she get her free towel?
 
2011-05-18 02:14:39 PM  
Doesn't she get everything for free?
 
2011-05-18 02:14:42 PM  
I suppose the poor bastard poured it, waited for the head to go down, topped it off, waited again, topped it off again... and so on... only to have her turn it down.
 
2011-05-18 02:14:53 PM  
I don't even remember voting for her!
 
2011-05-18 02:15:19 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


Correct. The Guinness in Ireland and even England tastes very different from the stuff in the US.
 
2011-05-18 02:15:33 PM  
How bout some of Ma Bennets Apple Pie?
 
2011-05-18 02:15:51 PM  
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!"
 
2011-05-18 02:15:52 PM  

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


She (or her staff) probably wouldn't get it, but it would be fun to offer one.
 
2011-05-18 02:15:59 PM  
thisisanoutragebakedgoods.jpg
 
2011-05-18 02:16:10 PM  
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I don't blame her...
 
2011-05-18 02:16:44 PM  

Publikwerks: What next, are they gonna shove haggis in the her face at 9 am and say "EAT!"


Sounds like a normal Tuesday morning for me.
 
2011-05-18 02:17:23 PM  
The old biatch good have taken a few sips to be polite. Guess it was too early in the day to go slumming.
 
2011-05-18 02:19:00 PM  
Perhaps she didn't have a spoon with her.
 
2011-05-18 02:19:08 PM  
She's a fookin' sodding shandy-drinking southern faerie.

/people in southern England drink shandy, I hear.
 
2011-05-18 02:19:30 PM  
She's like 300 years old. Cut her some slack.
 
2011-05-18 02:21:07 PM  

PanicMan: She's like 300 years old. Cut her some slack.


Not asking her to take a pint to the dome.
 
2011-05-18 02:21:08 PM  

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.
 
2011-05-18 02:21:42 PM  
"Guinness expert Murray [...] tried his best to cross the regal lips with the black stuff."

Black cocks all over her face? Who write this shiat?!
 
2011-05-18 02:21:51 PM  
Guiness in the UK is UK brewed and not as strong or thick as that in Ireland. Apparently this sells better (at least this is what the situation was 15 years ago when I lived there).

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).

The Irish have a saying that Guiness doesn't travel well, I never found out if that really means it really doesn't travel well or that the non Irish just don't like it as much.
 
2011-05-18 02:22:15 PM  
She aint no human being!
 
2011-05-18 02:22:17 PM  

Mayor Bee: Publikwerks: What next, are they gonna shove haggis in the her face at 9 am and say "EAT!"

Sounds like a normal Tuesday morning for me.

But it's Wednesday
 
2011-05-18 02:22:37 PM  

TheShavingofOccam123: She's a fookin' sodding shandy-drinking southern faerie.

/people in southern England drink shandy, I hear.


Aye, soft shandy-drinking sh*tes. Tell t'fookin' Cockneys t' bugger off.

/you were lucky to have a HOUSE.
 
2011-05-18 02:22:41 PM  

pudding7: 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

Correct. The Guinness in Ireland and even England tastes very different from the stuff in the US.


The Guinness from one pub in this town can taste very different from the stuff in another pub in this town. The taste can change dramatically due to the what appear to be the smallest of factors.

/Irish
//Drinks bourbon
 
2011-05-18 02:22:57 PM  

John Ra: "Guinness expert Murray [...] tried his best to cross the regal lips with the black stuff."

Black cocks all over her face? Who write this shiat?!


www.bbc.co.uk
 
2011-05-18 02:23:16 PM  
"Yes, we would enjoy a pint."

"Here you are, Your Majesty."

"Mmmm. This is delightful."

"Thank you, Your Majesty."

"Very good. How about another?"

"Certainly, Your majesty. Here you are."

"Splendid. Now, we would like to show you our tits."

"I beg your--"

"WhooHoo!"

"Uh, thank you, Your majesty..."

"Now we would like another."

"Yes, Your Majesty."

"We think we could kick that guy's ass over there..."
 
2011-05-18 02:24:13 PM  
The Queen of England is shiatting all over Irish traditions, even though the English have oppressed them for so long? This is extremely offensive!

/This message brought to you by Stop Anglicization of Ireland.
 
2011-05-18 02:24:58 PM  
members.iinet.net.au
 
2011-05-18 02:25:30 PM  

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.
 
2011-05-18 02:25:43 PM  

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


Nobody remembers voting for the whore...somewhere along the line they just decided their family is better than the rest of us!
 
2011-05-18 02:27:28 PM  
I'm allergic to hops so I can't drink beer. Maybe she has the same problem
 
2011-05-18 02:27:32 PM  
What a biatch.
 
2011-05-18 02:28:12 PM  
She's more a Macardle's lass the Queen is.
 
2011-05-18 02:31:45 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


US beer has to be pasteurized. They serve the stuff at St. James way too cold just like here.
 
2011-05-18 02:33:59 PM  

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.
 
2011-05-18 02:34:48 PM  

Regnad Kcin: "Yes, we would enjoy a pint."

"Here you are, Your Majesty."

"Mmmm. This is delightful."

"Thank you, Your Majesty."

"Very good. How about another?"

"Certainly, Your majesty. Here you are."

"Splendid. Now, we would like to show you our tits."

"I beg your--"

"WhooHoo!"

"Uh, thank you, Your majesty..."

"Now we would like another."

"Yes, Your Majesty."

"We think we could kick that guy's ass over there..."


+1 saucy.
 
2011-05-18 02:34:49 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.


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.
 
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:


applause.gif
 
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


+1
 
2011-05-18 04:06:07 PM  
Maybe she just doesn't like beer - anyone think of that?

/Can't stand the smell of beer, personally.
 
2011-05-18 04:11:44 PM  
GRRRRRRRRR!!

FAIL!!!
 
2011-05-18 04:17:48 PM  
I'll quote a very elderly irish bastard I used to know.

"A man can get by on just a pint and an egg. Everything you need is in the egg, and everything you want is in the pint."
 
2011-05-18 04:37:16 PM  

This text is now purple: 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.


Wife Beater? Overrated?
 
2011-05-18 04:37:25 PM  
Wait, isn't this how The Troubles started in the first place?
 
2011-05-18 04:41:48 PM  
Can someone please transcribe what the barman in the video was saying? I'd really like to know what he was explaining to Mrs. Windsor, er I mean Lizzie, I mean the Queen about the six steps to pour a proper pint.

Her Majesty may not have wanted the beer, but Philip certainly looked as though he'd like a pint!
 
2011-05-18 04:46:46 PM  
i47.photobucket.com
 
2011-05-18 04:47:41 PM  
Newsflash: The elderly tend to have medical conditions that are exacerbated by alcohol.

/can handle about 1 pint of Guinness before it starts to make me wretch
 
2011-05-18 04:49:25 PM  

hugram: 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)


According to http://www.brazenhead.com/history/index.php they are the oldest. Very strange both places claiming to be oldest. A title like that would be worth a lot of money. Two pubs have spent years in court fighting over the title of Ireland's highest pub, the loser, johnny foxes', now says it was ' once famed as Ireland's highest pub' on all its literature and advertising
 
2011-05-18 05:06:34 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


You're thinking of the Brazen Head.
 
2011-05-18 05:10:49 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.


There may be better stouts, but I don't care if you are in a royal family that actually does something, you are still not too good for a free pint.

She doesn't do dick, though... Why the hell shouldn't she drink before noon.

/Would if I was her.
 
2011-05-18 05:14:49 PM  

david1963: 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.


Oh I don't know, maybe it's because at 85 "with a packed schedule," which means she's not going to eat too much, probably. My dad (82) can't really drink much without it messing his stomach up these days, and it's just not worth the misery afterwards for him. Perhaps that's so with QEII.

//how many 85 year olds are as active as she and Philip (90 this June)?
/cut em some slack
 
2011-05-18 05:17:44 PM  

Cormee: hugram: 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)

According to http://www.brazenhead.com/history/index.php they are the oldest. Very strange both places claiming to be oldest. A title like that would be worth a lot of money. Two pubs have spent years in court fighting over the title of Ireland's highest pub, the loser, johnny foxes', now says it was ' once famed as Ireland's highest pub' on all its literature and advertising


I wish I was aware of the Brazen Head Pud when my girlfriend and I were in Dublin for St Patrick's Day. Dublin is about 90 miles from Athlone and so I did not spend too much time in the capital.

Anyway, they are both very old bars. I had a great time during my trip there.
 
2011-05-18 05:19:22 PM  

usrid0: 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

You're thinking of the Brazen Head.


Hmmm... See the links I provided to Cormee
 
2011-05-18 05:26:51 PM  
'To all those who have suffered as a consequence of our troubled past I extend my sincere thoughts and deep sympathy.'
'With the benefit of historical hindsight we can all see things that we wish had not been done, or had been done differently'

It's not much but who would have thought an English monarch would ever say words like that.
 
2011-05-18 05:40:58 PM  

pudding7: Correct. The Guinness in Ireland and even England tastes very different from the stuff in the US.


Irrelevant. Guinness is a milkshake. Guinness is the Pabst of the Stout world.

Now this is a real Stout (new window). UK doesn't make anything even remotely comparable. UK Stouts are light beers. UK Stouts are nonalcohlic beers.
 
2011-05-18 06:00:48 PM  

casual disregard: pudding7: Correct. The Guinness in Ireland and even England tastes very different from the stuff in the US.

Irrelevant. Guinness is a milkshake. Guinness is the Pabst of the Stout world.

Now this is a real Stout (new window). UK doesn't make anything even remotely comparable. UK Stouts are light beers. UK Stouts are nonalcohlic beers.


Rasputin is an Imperial Stout. Guinness is a Stout. Think of an imperial stout as (stout)2 - much deeper, chewier taste; heavier malt/hop backbone; higher ABV. They're both good, in their own way.
 
2011-05-18 06:05:06 PM  

casual disregard: Now this is a real Stout (new window). UK doesn't make anything even remotely comparable. UK Stouts are light beers. UK Stouts are nonalcohlic beers.


UK doesn't have microbrewers?

/do you live in a cave, not get out much, or just not bother looking?
 
2011-05-18 06:09:09 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.


I sincerely hope there aren't actually any haggis factories.
 
2011-05-18 06:14:04 PM  

Glendale: I sincerely hope there aren't actually any haggis factories.


Macsween's

/you ever actually try haggis?
 
2011-05-18 06:19:29 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


it really is true. and the guinness in dublin is better than in the rest of ireland. and it's better the closer you are to james's street too..

/irish
 
2011-05-18 06:20:12 PM  

MmmBadEggs: I don't blame her...


Came for this

lulz

/i still like guinness though
 
2011-05-18 06:22:21 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.


What city is that? I'm in Cincinnati and I refer Powers' Gold Label

I hear it's the Manchester United of whiskeys
 
2011-05-18 06:37:05 PM  

kerpal32: casual disregard: Now this is a real Stout (new window). UK doesn't make anything even remotely comparable. UK Stouts are light beers. UK Stouts are nonalcohlic beers.

UK doesn't have microbrewers?

/do you live in a cave, not get out much, or just not bother looking?


Of all the great beers I have consumed, zero have arrived from the UK. Belgium supplied the greater portion amongst the minority, and a handful from other countries (in particular former Soviet nations). The greatest of all, however, arrived just beneath my own nose and within my own nation. That's just the facts on the ground. I looked, I spent more money than I really ought to have, and what I found is that brewers in the USA have blossomed farther in the last ten years than anyone else in the world in the same time frame. I know there's some heavy bias against the USA given the last few decades, but it's a little bit silly to pretend that American beer is not preeminent. Because it farking is.
 
2011-05-18 06:40:56 PM  

casual disregard: kerpal32: casual disregard: Now this is a real Stout (new window). UK doesn't make anything even remotely comparable. UK Stouts are light beers. UK Stouts are nonalcohlic beers.

UK doesn't have microbrewers?

/do you live in a cave, not get out much, or just not bother looking?

Of all the great beers I have consumed, zero have arrived from the UK. Belgium supplied the greater portion amongst the minority, and a handful from other countries (in particular former Soviet nations). The greatest of all, however, arrived just beneath my own nose and within my own nation. That's just the facts on the ground. I looked, I spent more money than I really ought to have, and what I found is that brewers in the USA have blossomed farther in the last ten years than anyone else in the world in the same time frame. I know there's some heavy bias against the USA given the last few decades, but it's a little bit silly to pretend that American beer is not preeminent. Because it farking is.


i'm a bearsnob irishman living in the US and i agree with this whargarbl

american micros have gotten awesome. or maybe i just have more money now then when i was 20 so i can afford better stuff/travel. no more champagne of beers for me
 
2011-05-18 06:47:57 PM  

DarkPascual: In the Queen's defense, it was a Guinness...


+1
 
2011-05-18 06:53:57 PM  
No reason to Harp about it.
 
2011-05-18 06:58:35 PM  

casual disregard: Of all the great beers I have consumed, zero have arrived from the UK. Belgium supplied the greater portion amongst the minority, and a handful from other countries (in particular former Soviet nations). The greatest of all, however, arrived just beneath my own nose and within my own nation. That's just the facts on the ground. I looked, I spent more money than I really ought to have, and what I found is that brewers in the USA have blossomed farther in the last ten years than anyone else in the world in the same time frame. I know there's some heavy bias against the USA given the last few decades, but it's a little bit silly to pretend that American beer is not preeminent. Because it farking is.



There's some good UK Imperial Stouts out there if you took time to look

Link goes to one.

/Beer snob (and whiskey snob) and stout lover extreme, but not about whatever country it's brewed in.
 
2011-05-18 07:02:41 PM  

kerpal32: casual disregard: Of all the great beers I have consumed, zero have arrived from the UK. Belgium supplied the greater portion amongst the minority, and a handful from other countries (in particular former Soviet nations). The greatest of all, however, arrived just beneath my own nose and within my own nation. That's just the facts on the ground. I looked, I spent more money than I really ought to have, and what I found is that brewers in the USA have blossomed farther in the last ten years than anyone else in the world in the same time frame. I know there's some heavy bias against the USA given the last few decades, but it's a little bit silly to pretend that American beer is not preeminent. Because it farking is.


There's some good UK Imperial Stouts out there if you took time to look

Link goes to one.

/Beer snob (and whiskey snob) and stout lover extreme, but not about whatever country it's brewed in.


I don't really care where it's brewed, despite the fact that I do believe the greatest variety and highest quality is available next door. I just care about what my nose tells me. I've had Samuel Smith's. I've had others. For me, at the least, it doesn't compare. At worst we must agree to disagree. I have yet to taste one better than Old Rasputin.
 
2011-05-18 07:16:04 PM  

casual disregard: I don't really care where it's brewed, despite the fact that I do believe the greatest variety and highest quality is available next door. I just care about what my nose tells me. I've had Samuel Smith's. I've had others. For me, at the least, it doesn't compare. At worst we must agree to disagree. I have yet to taste one better than Old Rasputin.


Gee, that's not the same thing as what you first said......

UK doesn't make anything even remotely comparable. UK Stouts are light beers. UK Stouts are nonalcohlic beers.

Fact is, no they're not, some actually are quite good as rated by other beer drinkers to affirm that point.

Also you comparing a Russian Imperial to a Stout (Guinness) is bullshiat.
 
2011-05-18 07:25:49 PM  

kerpal32: Also you comparing a Russian Imperial to a Stout (Guinness) is bullshiat.


I admit to a bout sensationalism. This is, after all, Fark. For the rest, I think we must still agree to disagree. Who knows, perhaps Her Majesty might have accepted a thick snifter of Russian Imperial Stout. As far as Yanks go, I happen to be one who thinks our little revolution was a lot of wasted blood. Life's complicated.
 
2011-05-18 07:30:52 PM  
Not a big drinker Mrs Queen, doesn't much care for alcohol nor it's effects on people. So you would never see her drinking very much and certainly not before noon. Not the done thing Sir.!

Prince Philip I could believe having a pint, but although he was a WW2 sailor he is also very old fashioned and conventional so again not before noon. Anyway he was on duty with his wife, so little chance of a quick one.
 
2011-05-18 07:39:49 PM  

casual disregard: kerpal32: Also you comparing a Russian Imperial to a Stout (Guinness) is bullshiat.

I admit to a bout sensationalism. This is, after all, Fark. For the rest, I think we must still agree to disagree. Who knows, perhaps Her Majesty might have accepted a thick snifter of Russian Imperial Stout. As far as Yanks go, I happen to be one who thinks our little revolution was a lot of wasted blood. Life's complicated.


lmao. I'm from Santa Cruz. Lived in UK.

your snark is lost on me.

what do you prefer taste-wise w/ an imperial -- coffee, vanila, chocolate, barley, "the whole basket and a bush"?

People rate / view them differently than you (or me). Try not to be offended, and better yet, try not to be offensive about it. But there's lots of good stuff to be had.

Me? I never even bother to look where it's brewed. Just how it tastes.
 
2011-05-18 07:49:11 PM  

kerpal32: what do you prefer taste-wise w/ an imperial -- coffee, vanila, chocolate, barley, "the whole basket and a bush"?


I like the chocolate/coffee version. Vanilla just seems a bit wrong to me FWIW.

It's a darn rare style and almost nobody has tried it. Hard to encourage a thing nobody knows. I'm at at a loss there.
 
rka
2011-05-18 07:53:17 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


They taste different, but it's the same beer.

Take one keg and roll it down the block to Mickey O'Conner's bar on the corner and take another keg, put in a big container, stick that container on a ship and lug it across the Atlantic, then put it on a truck, stick in a warehouse, then put in on another truck and deliver it to Bob's Sports Bar.

You don't think they're going to taste differently?

And St. James Gate sucks. No brewing insight or tour, just a big store to get you to by crap with Guinness labels on it.
 
2011-05-18 08:54:13 PM  

jabelar: 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.


I was referring to the customer end.

What is there to stop somebody from opening their own place and stocking various brands? Illegal? Will the distributors not sell them stuff?

Certainly seems like something that should be addressedca by someone.
 
2011-05-18 09:13:01 PM  
i2.photobucket.com
 
J1
2011-05-18 09:57:07 PM  

cptjeff: jabelar: 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.

I was referring to the customer end.

What is there to stop somebody from opening their own place and stocking various brands? Illegal? Will the distributors not sell them stuff?

Certainly seems like something that should be addressedca by someone.


Bars that are linked to a particular distributor get discounts and perks (free glasses/beermats/ad junk). Independents can still buy the beer but don't get the discount. They have a hard time competing, therefore.

That being said, there's still some independent pubs around (at least in Holland and Belgium there are, can't judge the situation in other countries). And AFAIK even for most distributor-linked bars they are not so anal as to actually forbid any beer other than what that distributor sells. At least, I know quite a few Heineken-linked bars in Holland that also sell a variety of non-Heineken-owned beers (smaller and local breweries, mostly).
 
2011-05-18 10:04:55 PM  
In a couple months I'm moving to Scotland for a year. Although I really dig the beers here in Portland, I'm looking forward to seeing what I can get there.
 
2011-05-18 10:18:35 PM  

randomstranger: In a couple months I'm moving to Scotland for a year. Although I really dig the beers here in Portland, I'm looking forward to seeing what I can get there.



Hammered.
 
2011-05-18 10:41:47 PM  

kerpal32: randomstranger: In a couple months I'm moving to Scotland for a year. Although I really dig the beers here in Portland, I'm looking forward to seeing what I can get there.


Hammered.


Good to know, thanks.
 
2011-05-18 10:58:05 PM  

craigzy: fark all you beer fascists hipsters


FTFY

/You haven't heard of my favorite beer
//*snert*
 
2011-05-18 11:01:35 PM  
Old Rasputin is damn good stout. So is Peg Leg. Hell, I like even Sierra Nevada's stout better than the Guiness I can get here in Lexington, KY; that stuff is thin & watery.
 
2011-05-18 11:55:16 PM  

randomstranger: kerpal32: randomstranger: In a couple months I'm moving to Scotland for a year. Although I really dig the beers here in Portland, I'm looking forward to seeing what I can get there.

Hammered.

Good to know, thanks.


you're welcome.

Actually Wee Heavy's and Wee Heavy-ers can be "fricken greeeat!", even though a lot are brewed elsewhere now (i.e. Belgium and U.S.). Malty, pale ale with about 7%-8% ABV.

/try the house beer. Joe recommends it.

He also says try a good scotch while you're there.

/fark Glenlivet
 
2011-05-19 12:05:16 AM  
I'd like to see an Irishman react to Surly Darkness
 
2011-05-19 02:13:03 AM  

Cpl.D: I'll quote a very elderly irish bastard I used to know.

"A man can get by on just a pint and an egg. Everything you need is in the egg, and everything you want is in the pint."


My uncle used to say "there is a sandwich in every beer." To this day I don't know what it means.
 
2011-05-19 06:43:40 AM  
If she's tasted Guinness Draught, I don't blame her. Stuff tastes like it was flavored with pencil lead.
 
2011-05-19 08:57:29 AM  
Christ. that's like visiting America and turning down a free burger.

Or visiting Africa and turning down free surprise sex.
 
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