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The Greatness Of Guinness?

Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by Brianhophead, Dec 27, 2012.

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  1. chinabeergeek

    chinabeergeek Aug 10, 2007 Massachusetts
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    niggardly is older and etymologically unrelated to the racial slur, but that doesn't mean that today i go around using the word when "miserly" or "begrudgingly" would work just fine.
     
  2. highdesertdrinker

    highdesertdrinker Nov 5, 2012 Arizona
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    It tasted what it smelled like; running creek water.
     
  3. jimpala

    jimpala Nov 16, 2009 North Carolina

    Guiness is a St. Patty's day tradition with me. I might have an occassional can or bottle during the year but on 3/17 I hit a local pub that has it on tap. I, like a lot of others who have posted to this thread like the Russian Imperal Stouts. Give me some Great Divides, Yeti, o'yeah.
     
  4. AleYes

    AleYes Mar 22, 2007 Virginia

    Actuallly, I said the same thing earlier, and was also at St. James's, too. You and I, both, have the "bragging rights". :) And I agree with you, entirely.
     
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  5. AleYes

    AleYes Mar 22, 2007 Virginia

  6. bradcochran1234

    bradcochran1234 Jan 22, 2011 Georgia

    SLAINTE!
     
  7. RichardMNixon

    RichardMNixon Jun 24, 2012 Pennsylvania
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    Jesskidden already pointed out they're not causally linked, but maybe if you had read wikipedia a little more carefully, you'd have noticed the name is still considered offensive in Ireland regardless of its origin:
    http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2006/apr/19/ireland
    http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/shortcuts/2012/mar/18/nike-foot-black-tan-trainers
     
  8. Tut

    Tut Sep 23, 2004 New York

    I've been making that point here for ages, but there's always some fools who buy the myth and convince themselves it really is better in Ireland. It's amusing to see the reasons they come up with to explain it.

    The myth won't die.
     
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  9. jesskidden

    jesskidden Aug 10, 2005 New Jersey
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    Oh, yeah, I agree - if people find it objectionable, even if it's a based on a historic fallacy, I say don't use it - especially given that in the US it was commonly used for an Irish beer mixed with a UK beer. "KKK" was a designation for some UK ales, but I doubt they'd be marketed as such today if they were to be revived.

    In the US, if a beer is marketed as "Half and Half" it has to, by law, be a 50-50 mix of two different beers. I always assumed that's why some of the Black and Tans marketed in the US in the '90's (of which I guess Yuengling and Misssissippi Mud are the only ones left?) used that term, when "Half and Half" had once been much more common in the US in the pre-Pro era, and again in 1930-50's. Yuengling's B&T, at least, was 60-40, IIRC.

    [​IMG]
     
  10. bradcochran1234

    bradcochran1234 Jan 22, 2011 Georgia

    Maybe it's better if the myth lives on. I think it has a lot to do with the fact that people travel to Ireland and are sitting at some really awesome pubs and are just out of there element so their senses are heightened.
    If I was sitting at the edges of the Cliffs of Moher drinking a Rogue Voodoo calabo I would probably enjoy it.
     
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