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Guinness celebrates 250 years
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Quote:In 1759, Arthur Guinness signed a 9,000-year lease on a brewery. Centuries later, his eponymous dark stout is one of Ireland's best-known exports
By Julianne Pepitone, CNNMoney.com staff reporter
Last Updated: September 24, 2009: 2:13 PM ET
NEW YORK (CNNMoney.com) -- Arthur Guinness may have had the help of some liquid courage before he signed a 9,000-year lease on a brewery in Dublin in 1759.

But 250 years later, it's clearly worked out well. The brewery at St. James's Gate has helped make Guinness stout one of the most successful beer brands worldwide.

To celebrate what the company has dubbed "Arthur's Day," stout-lovers around the world lifted a glass of the foamy black brew to Arthur Thursday at 17:59 Greenwich Mean Time, or 1:59 ET. (See correction, below.)

Guinness parent Diageo PLC expects thousands to attend an invitation-only party tonight at the Dublin brewery, where musical acts Tom Jones, Kasabian and Estelle will play. Additionally, other artists will perform at events being held at four major music venues and 28 smaller pubs across the city.

Guinness may be distinctly Irish, but the celebration of its birth is happening all over the world; parties are being hosted in more than 150 different countries, according to the beermaker's website.

To mark the occasion, Diageo PLC has pledged to give &euro2.5 million this year from the Arthur Guinness Fund to entrepreneurs.

The company says its founder was one of the first employers in Ireland to provide pensions and health care for workers, and the foundation aims to preserve that legacy.

An earlier version of this story incorrectly stated the Eastern Standard time of the toast. First Published: September 24, 2009: 1:10 PM ET
May the road rise up to meet you.
May the wind always be at your back.
May the sun shine warm upon your face,
and rains fall soft upon your fields.
And until we meet again,
May God hold you in the palm of His hand.
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I love Guinness, it's the measure of a real beer drinker, instead of the light beer crowd.
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It would be nicer were it not an ale. I'll stick with the Vienna style(Negra Modelo & Boston Lagar), as my favorite.
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There is non-alcohol beer which I really don't see the point - although I have brewed root beer... As I understand it Guinness has decided to be one of the Queer Beers. There is no use for a Queer Beer. What someone does in the privacy of their own space does not effect me. I don't give a rats ass. The sexual deviation of less than 1.5% of the population has to be sensationalized, evangelized and linked to every freaking thing we read, watch or hear by our media & governments. This is quite polarizing. If a company like Guinness is going to go out of their way and endorse lifestyle choices that I feel are destructive to society I am going to be less likely to engage in commerce with them.

Granted I might not be able to purchase anything if I boycotted every company that kowtowed to the Gay Agenda and I cannot remember exactly how many years it has been since I last purchased a pint of Guinness... but it is the point! The hostility that companies like Guinness and this whole Gay Agenda non-tolerance movement is creating is not productive.

This is an excerpt from a recent comment in English in a forum here in Sweden regarding the Catholic St. Patrick's Day Parades:

Quote:I will refer to a couple of my friends that are gay ...they get a little miffed each year as the pride festival comes around "...we have spent 51 weeks of the year convincing people that the stereotyped images of gays is not the dressing up in costumes, leather gear, having sex with each other all over the place, and are just the same as everyone else, just have a different sexual preference...then comes pride week and f*cks it all up"
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Heineken and Samuel Adams did the same thing as well.

I agree with you here on this. I have no problem with one's sexual preference, as long as they don't fly in my face with it. And note I said nothing about one's 'gender preference', even though some of the category are almost certainly neutered. S6

The Sam Adams thing is what bothers me most, since it is one of my two favorite beers. It looks like I will be sticking with just Negra Modelo now.
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(03-19-2014, 10:53 AM)John L Wrote: Heineken and Samuel Adams did the same thing as well.

I agree with you here on this. I have no problem with one's sexual preference, as long as they don't fly in my face with it. And note I said nothing about one's 'gender preference', even though some of the category are almost certainly neutered. S6

The Sam Adams thing is what bothers me most, since it is one of my two favorite beers. It looks like I will be sticking with just Negra Modelo now.

Although I like the taste of Sam Adams, Heineken & Guinness beer my sorrow runs deep as I do not drink a lot of beer and I have not purchased from any of the fore-mentioned in many years. A boycott upon these vendors by myself would yield little hardship.
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