(Thanks Spaghetti Hoop)
The finishing touches to the new €153 million brewery at St James’ Gate, Dublin
From 1999, an ad for Breó starring James Nesbitt.
Breó was a short-lived attempt by Guinness to brew a white beer.
Cool story etc..
[A St Patrick's Day protest by the LGBT community on Fifth Avenue in New York in 2012, over the LGBT parade ban]
Guinness has withdrawn its sponsorship from the New York St Patrick’s Day parade because of the ban on openly gay and lesbian groups marching.
Boston Beer Company (which produces Samuel Adams Lager) pulled their sponsorship from the parade in Boston for the same reason, while Heineken has also withdrawn it’s support from the New York City parade.
The Guardian reports:
“Guinness has a strong history of supporting diversity and being an advocate for equality for all. We were hopeful that the policy of exclusion would be reversed for this year’s parade,” the brewer said in a written statement issued by a spokesman for its UK parent company, Diageo.
“As this has not come to pass, Guinness has withdrawn its participation. We will continue to work with community leaders to ensure that future parades have an inclusionary policy,” Guinness said.
Previously: Meanwhile On Fifth Avenue
Pic: Stephen O’Farrell
From 1987, an ad for Guinness featuring the Chieftains.
The late Derek Bell’s 1981 solo album remains a much sought-after collector’s item to this day.
Voiceover by Niall Tóibín.
At London Luton Airport this morning.
Stout of order, etc.
Thanks Claire Tighe
Historical Pics tweetz:
Guinness planned to advertise in Nazi Germany during the 1936 [Berlin] Olympics (“It’s time for a Guinness”)…
Yasmine C tweetz:
About to pay 10USD for a pint of Guinness at Dubai airport. How’s that for overpricing?
Pretty reasonable for Dubai in fairness.