Today or tomorrow (depending on where you are in the world) marks the 250th anniversary of Guinness. It was on this very day in 1759 that Arthur Guinness poured his very first pint of Guinness and the rest they say is history…..
Some random Guinness facts:
Guinness is brewed in more than a 150 countries worldwide.
40% of all Guinness sales are in Africa.
It takes 119.53 seconds to pour the “perfect pint” of Guinness.
There are only 198 calories per pint of Guinness.
Emotional types from Limerick
The Cranberries – Linger
Electro-Indie experimentalist from Crumlin
Jape – Floating
Old School Rock mammoths from Dublin
Thin Lizzy – Cowboy Song
Post Rock noise merchants from County Whitlow
God Is An Astronaut – Tempus Horizon
New upstarts from Bangor
Two Door Cinema Club – Hands Off My Cash Monty
Pop Punk from Downpatrick
Ash – Kung Fu
Wistful singer-songwriter from County Kildare
Damien Rice – Rootless Tree
Amp destroyers from Belfast
And So I Watch You From Afar – I Capture Castles
Shoegaze legends from Dublin
My Bloody Valentine – Soon
Alternative Rock from Portrane
Delorentos – Any Other Way
Indie rock trio from Dublin
JJ72 – October Swimmer
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Fuzzy electonica beats from Derry
Chirpy Pop from Cork
A loud indie-electro group from Derry
And of course i couldn’t leave out the classic…….
And so i’ll end by saying a very Happy Birthday and many congratulations to you Mr Arthur Guinness…..you’ve gave me many an enjoyable Sunday in the local pub.
breithla shona duit (Happy Birthday)
S.I.T Wolf X
This post is dedicated to one of my best friends Aiobfan who goes back home to Cork tomorrow night, i think it’s more than fitting that her leaving do just happened to be tonight and many Guinness were consumed….
i’ll miss you xx