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Guinness’ New Ad: Breaking the Mold

Guinness’ New Ad: Breaking the Mold

On the whole, beer advertisements tend not to be very kind towards men. More often than not depicted as fat, lazy, drunkards who seek nothing more than maximum-volume cheap beer delivery, juvenile humor, ogling at scantily-clad cheerleaders, and watching football without being disturbed by unbearable nagging wives, these tragic examples of the male specimen are glorified and idealized.  The dumber you are, the more manly you are, so long as you like watching football, and drinking foreign-owned, … Read entire article »

Filed under: Guinness, Opinion

From the Cellar: Guinness Draught (Can)

From the Cellar: Guinness Draught (Can)

In celebration of yesterday’s most joyous feast of Easter, I decided to dig deep into the cellar and open a truly special beer, one that has withstood the test of time and travel. Serving as a faithful companion through good times and bad, this particular can of Guinness Draught has been by my side ever since St. Patrick’s Day around 4 years ago and has aged gracefully in closets both in Pittsburgh and Penn State. As … Read entire article »

Filed under: Beer, Guinness, Irish Dry Stout, Reviews, Shenanigans

Budget: Guinness Draught

Budget: Guinness Draught

Saint Patrick’s Day, a day venerating the beloved patron saint of Ireland, also conjures thoughts of green, the Irish, and of course, imbibing all sorts of fantastic Irish beverages.  When one thinks of Irish drinks, the mind often turns to thoughts of Guinness Draught, Jameson Irish Whiskey, and Baileys Irish Cream – incidentally, the components of the infamous Irish Car Bomb.  While I may or may not have enjoyed one or two of these this … Read entire article »

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How Much Is Too Much?

How Much Is Too Much?

What I’m talking about is the growing tendencies of established breweries either diluting their brands with inferior additional brews or brewing so many different beers that one cannot even determine what message the brewery is trying to convey with their brand. On the flip side, there are many breweries that are coming out with multiple beers and doing it very well. I will touch on that, too. For me there are three main examples of famous … Read entire article »

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