Facts about GUINNESS !!!!

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Mortgage and Lending with National Credit Fixers - Matt Listro

 

FACT: Arthur Guinness & Sons deliberately chose the harp symbol as its logo or symbol to appeal to nationalist pride in Ireland. The harp is also a symbol of Ireland., which appears on the back of their coinage. The Irish Government and Guinness versions of the symbol are identical, except for the fact that the Guinness Harp faces left, while the official government version faces right

FACT: 2009 marks the 250th anniversary of Guinness.

FACT: Guinness is brewed in more than 150 countries worldwide.

FACT: Guinness stout (first brewed in 1759 in Dublin Ireland) has become synonymous with Ireland and Irish bars.  Each year 1.9 billion pints agree consumed around the world. 40% of all sales are in Africa!

FACT: Guinness contains only 198 calories per pint!  That is less than most light beers, wine, OJ, or even light milk!

FACT: Arthur Guinness & Sons also own Smithwicks (pronounced without the "w") & HARP Lager

FACT: Black and Tan is Guinness (or some other stout) mixed with another lighter colored beer such as a pale ale or lager

FACT: Black Velvet is Guinness and Champagne in equal proportions

FACT: A poor-man's Black Velvet is Guinness and cider

FACT: A Drop of Diesel is a pint of Smithwicks with a shot of Guinness dropped into the full pint glass, darkening the Smithwicks and adding a hint of Guinness taste.  It was popular in some Irish pub's in the mid 1980s.

FACT: Golden Cream was created in 1986 by Ned Won.  Add 8-10 ounces of BOTTLED Guinness to large English pub pint glass (20oz).  Allow a few seconds to settle so there is NO head.  Add several scoops of quality vanilla ice-cream very slowly.  Wait 1 minute, serve with a long ice-cream spoon.  Under no circumstances should the ice-cream be added to the glass first.

FACT: Irish Car Bomb: A shot of Jamiesons with a little Baileys on the top; dropped into a pint of Guinness.

FACT: Guinness Stout --> A pint of the black stuff a day works as well as an aspirin to prevent heart clots that raise the risk of heart attacks according to experts from the University of Wisconsin (now why didn't I go there for college?)!

FACT: Guinness is known to be high in iron content.

FACT: A person's nationality can be determined by the number of rings (a ring is dependent on a swig of Guinness each swig leaving it's own ring) in their glass!  An Irishman will have in the region of 5-6 rings (we pace ourselves), an Englishman will have 8-10 rings, an American will have 17-20 (they sip) and an Australian won't have any at all as they tend to knock it back in one go!

FACT: A "proper" pint of Guinness should be poured in "Guinness Time": roughly three quarters of the pint is pulled, and then left to settle. Once the head has fully formed, the glass is then topped up. This convention is often disregarded outside Ireland, which is one reason why people think Guinness tastes better in Ireland. Another reason is that the lines which carry the Guinness from keg to tap are treated with a special reverence in Ireland, and are generally always kept scrupulously clean.

FACT: The Proper pour (see above) should take 119.5 seconds (who comes up with this stuff anyway) and should be served at 6 degrees Celsius (thats 42.8 Fahrenheit)

Happy Guinness (er I mean St. Patrick's) Day!

:)

Matt Listro

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Kevin Cavanaugh
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Geez Matt, now you've made me thirsty.  I guess it wouldn't be drinking this early if I had the one with the ice cream in it.  Have a glorious day lad.

Mar 17, 2009 01:04 AM #1
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John Guiney
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Matt - Very interesting! Thanks for the Guinness historu lesson. Remember drink responsibly by which I mean don't spill any.

Mar 17, 2009 01:05 AM #2
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Matt Listro
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Kevin & John: Slainte (which means Good Health)

Mar 17, 2009 01:07 AM #3
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Wendy Welborne-Kimery
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Thanks for the "facts".

Mar 17, 2009 01:38 AM #4
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Matt Listro
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Hi Wendy: your welcome - it was fun putting them together!

:)

Mar 17, 2009 02:02 AM #5
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Michael S. Mackey
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I hope I can repeat these facts the next time me and the boys are having a few! Good to know about the low-cal benefit. Back in the day I owned a bar, and we brought in Reggae before it was popluar. The crowd was largely Jamaican, and they like their Guiness mixed half and half with carrot juice. I still have never tried it.

Mar 17, 2009 02:24 AM #6
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Matt Listro
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hi Michael: Advice - it will be easier to repeat the facts early in the night rather than later.  I read something about the Guinness and carrot juice that said it was called a black and orange - it sounded a little off the wall to me - I didn't really think it was true - as drinks go that's got to be one of the healthiest!

:)

Mar 17, 2009 02:28 AM #7
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Kathleen Frawley
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Most beautiful post that warmed my heart. You forgot about the rockett widgett.

Dia Beannacht Leat

Mar 17, 2009 03:52 AM #8
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Tere Rottink
CoastalVa Realty Inc - Virginia Beach, VA

How many rings do Colombians have?

I don't drink much, but I do like the taste of Guinness

Mar 17, 2009 04:02 AM #9
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Kim White LeBlanc
Keller Williams Las Vegas Realty - Las Vegas, NV

HAPPY ST. PATTYS DAY!!!!

Those where some interesting facts on Guinness thank you I never knew there was so much facts on Guinness.

Thank you,

Kim White

Mar 17, 2009 04:20 AM #10
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Matt Listro
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Hi Dia - I also like your St. Patrick's day post

Hi Tere: Let's find out ;)

Hi Kim: you'd be surprised - that was my scaled down version!

:)

Mar 17, 2009 04:38 AM #11
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Kathryn Acciari
RE/MAX Professional Associates, with offices in Sturbridge, Charlton, Auburn, Spencer, and Shrewsbury - Sturbridge, MA
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I once dreamed of being at a party where the swimming pool was filled with Guinness. Thank you for the info on this wonderful beverage.

Mar 17, 2009 05:34 AM #12
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Matt Listro
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Hi Kathryn: You have a wonderful imagination!

;)

Mar 17, 2009 06:29 AM #13
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Jim Frimmer
HomeSmart Realty West - San Diego, CA
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I've never been much of a beer fan. They all taste too bitter for me. It seems the darker the beer, the more bitter it is, so I'll probably stick with water -- LOL.

Mar 30, 2009 08:01 AM #14
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Kathleen Frawley
Keller Williams 916 730-4404 Elk Grove, Wilton, Folsom, Sacramento - Wilton, CA
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This post was great in March AND April.  (I may be back in June for another comment.)

Apr 25, 2009 02:44 PM #15
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Kathleen Frawley
Keller Williams 916 730-4404 Elk Grove, Wilton, Folsom, Sacramento - Wilton, CA
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Oh, I forgot to tell you that "Dia Beannacht Leat" Means God bless you in Gaelic.... Your reply made me laugh out loud because the God part is Dia!

Sorry I just assume every Guiness lover is Irish like me.  (I hope you get a laugh out of it too)

Apr 25, 2009 02:53 PM #16
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Matt Listro
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Hi Kathleen: Thanks for coming for another round.  I see it now - wasn't paying attention!

:)

Apr 26, 2009 01:41 AM #17
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Patricia Kennedy
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Matt, what a great history!  They don't even tell you a lot of this stuff when you take the tour of the Guiness factory!

Apr 29, 2009 01:21 AM #18
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Matt Listro
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Hi Patricia: You took the tour - oh do tell !!!!!!!!!

:)

Apr 29, 2009 07:07 AM #19
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