Saturday, February 21, 2009

tea party with beer

pint guiness

Above picture is from another interesting set of pictures on the Chicago Tribune site. Guinness will celebrate 250 years in production this year. A couple of quick facts:  
  • 10 Million GUINNESS® glasses are enjoyed every day. 
  • GUINNESS® stout, beer, or draught is sold in over 150 countries around the world.
The best place for a pint is in Ireland but I'm lucking that many places in Chicagoland pull a good pint too.

Some news on Guinness from Ireland - sales of Guinness within Ireland increased by 2 per cent between July and the end of December 2008. One in three pints sold in Ireland over the Christmas period was Guinness. The managing director, John Kennedy, believes the recession will bring drinkers, their local pubs and Guinness closer together.


So a pint of Guinness is holding value better than housing or most stocks. Speaking of stocks, Guinness is one of many popular brands (
Smirnoff, Johnnie Walker, Captain Morgan, Baileys, J&B, José Cuervo, Tanqueray, to name a few ) owned by the huge British company Diageo. Their NYSE symbol is DEO. Maybe owning some of their shares would make their drinks taste even better.

Well if that Chicago Tea Party actually happens (see my last post below) I sure hope they bring some Guinness to the party.



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3 comments:

dayflyer said...

Draught Guinness is a wonderful drink, so different to its bottled sibling. And it's quite filling so I could never drink more than a couple of pints. Good for the pocket and the alcohol consumption levels.

Before alcohol commercials were pulled on UK television we were always guaranteed exceptional quality advertising for this product. My mother used to fall about laughing at one years ago, where a couple of French men were trying to pronounce Guinness and failing miserably.

Somewhere I have a page of their magazine ads, which are still good after so many years. ('We've poured throughout the reign' was done for Queen Elizabeth II's silver jubilee year, for example.)

Sadly I can no longer make my contribution to the 10 million per day statistic, as the Liffey water hasn't found its way to this part of Greece yeat (somehow I doubt it ever will!).

lisleman said...

@ dayflyer Guinness memories, now that's a tough combination. It's hard to believe that's it's been 20 years since I first stepped into an Irish pub. Time to go back.

Looks like you need to plan a Ireland visit too.

lisleman said...

@ dayflyer Guinness memories, now that's a tough combination. It's hard to believe that's it's been 20 years since I first stepped into an Irish pub. Time to go back.

Looks like you need to plan a Ireland visit too.

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