Happy 250th Anniversary, Guiness
Posted 31 December 2009 - 03:26 PM
I spend most of time here in the Spirits and Cocktails forum, but I'm popping up here to remind you, in case you didn't already know, that today is the 250th anniversary of the Guinness brewery. On this day in 1759, Arthur Guinness signed a 9,000 year lease on the brewery site.
So, instead of popping champagne this New Year's Eve, perhaps a Guinness, or even a Black Velvet?
Posted 31 December 2009 - 05:48 PM
Posted 03 January 2010 - 03:42 PM
Too bad one of the plants burned down yesterday.
It was described as a badly damaged, unoccupied storage building (one of many on the vast St. James Gate brewery site) that held empty containers and machinery, with no affect on the brewing operations or the Guinness tourist center, in the reports I read.