Never trust the regulars

You could almost feel sorry for the Norwich landlord, Aidan Mahon, in this report, but he only has himself to blame. After spending £5,300 to take his regulars to Dublin to get a ‘objective’ view on whether Dublin Guinness tastes better than the London-brewed version he serves in his pub, they were imbued with the spirit of George Washington… and couldn’t tell a lie.

Great quote from one of the regulars –

“We certainly tried out enough pints in Norwich and then Dublin to help make sure it was a fair test.”

It may, or may not, be worth pointing out that, as the report states, Aidan was born in Cork

Let’s be having youse then!

Nominations please!

  • ulsterman

    It is interesting that as with most things Irish Guinness is but an Irish myth.

    Most Guinness is not brewed in Ireland. Diogea now owns it.Guinness is mainly brewed in Nigeria and Mexico.

    The whole Irish cultural thing is rubbish. It was the British that civilised a load of barbarians.

    God Save The Queen.

  • maca

    You may want to check your facts ulsterman, i’d hate to see you coming off looking stupid … oh, too late!

    If i’m not mistaken the Guinness sold in Britain is now brewed in Dublin so they can’t blame the water.
    Though the lines as well as the pour might have more to do with it. In my own humble Guinness lovin opinion.

  • peteb

    According to the story, maca, the move from London-brewed to Guinness brewed in Dublin has yet to be completed..

    Then, of course, the difference will be due to the transportation…

  • maca

    “Then, of course, the difference will be due to the transportation…”

    They say transportation has an effect though the Guinness here near the artic is better than that in GB, at least from the “research” I have done. Don’t know where it is brewed though, maybe Holland??

  • Davros

    A lot depends of the source of the Isinglass.

  • ulsterman

    Actually the guinness sold in Britain is brewed in Nigeria. I know that for a fact.

    God Save The Queen.

  • ulsterman

    Actually the guinness sold in Britain is brewed in Nigeria. I know that for a fact.

    God Save The Queen.

  • Millie

    ‘The whole Irish cultural thing is rubbish. It was the British that civilised a load of barbarians.’

    That’s loyalism in a nutshell.

  • maca

    “Actually the guinness sold in Britain is brewed in Nigeria. I know that for a fact.”

    Double check your facts.

  • James

    I’ve been to and have toured the St. James Gate site. They said there that the source for that brewery comes from the Dublin Mountains.

    I don’t know about the water at the site in London but that is moot because it is slated to be closed in 2005. Thereafter all European & US Guinness will be brewed in Dublin.

    They went world-wide in 1963 with their brewery in Nigeria and claim to now have 50 breweries around the world.

  • ulsterman

    Interesting. Have you seen the state of the Liffet recently. I would not like to be drinkung the water from it. The St James site will be kept for historical reasons but production of all Guinness will shift abroad by 2007.

    I know this for a fact.

  • ulsterman

    I know that for a fact because a friend of mine works for Guiness. The Irish plant will be kept for historical reasons but it will cease producing Guinness by 2007.

    As for the water used in Guinness. Have you seen the state of the Liffey recently. The Dublin Moubtains are not the source of Guinness.

  • maca

    ulsterman, admit it, you’re spouting shite.

    What’s it got to do with the Liffey?
    The water comes from the Wicklow mountains.

  • Davros

    allegedly 😉

  • Davros

    And doesn’t the Liffey come from the Wicklow mountains ?

  • maca

    There’s quite a number of sources which end the liffey water myth.

  • maca

    Mind you, considering the state of the liffey maybe that’s where the Guinness excess goes.

  • Davros

    “water from the Wicklow Mountains”

    Strictly speaking, the Liffey in Dublin IS water from the Wicklow mountains, is it not ? 😉

  • maca

    Guess that’s where the black colour comes from 😉

  • James

    “The Dublin Moubtains are not the source of Guinness.”

    Moubtains? Have some more Buckfast, loser.

    It’s bullshit just the same. Christ, don’t they teach simple geography in Troll School?

    The rest of yous

    I’ve seen the Guinness estate near Sally Gap but that’s the extent of thier involvement.