They’re pulling our keg.
“Guinness delivery parked smack on top of the only marked zebra crossing in Clifden, Co Galway, today. Believe!”
They said it shouldn’t be done again.
They might have been WRONG.
“The Blonde American Lager is nothing like the Guinness you know, but also strangely similar somehow.
Crisp. The Blonde American Lager is super refreshing in all the ways a stout can’t be. For one thing, it actually feels cold — something Draught barely ever does, to me — and it bites with a little citrus on the way down.
“Fast”. That’s how master brewer Joe Gruss describes the Blonde’s finish. He means the aftertaste vanishes almost immediately, leaving your palate clean for the next sip. After a bunch of “next sips”, I humbly concur. The man’s a wizard.
Guinness-ness. It’s odd, but in each sip of Blonde, there did seem to be an echo of that wholesome taste Draught is known for. Gruss calls that “Guinness-ness”. Blonde’s finish, he says, is “biscuity”. Unfortunately that doesn’t mean you get a biscuit every time you finish one. Go ahead and grab another beer instead….”
Thanks Barry H
A pint [see below] of Italian iced coffee Irish style with unidentified moustachioed barista.
At the Bernard Shaw, Richmond Street, Dublin today.
UPDATE: “That’s just perspective. Tis a half pint. Serving a full pint of coffee would be about as responsible as serving a bottle of Buckfast,” The Bernard Shaw.
Thanks Spaghetti Hoop
The finishing touches to the new €153 million brewery at St James’ Gate, Dublin