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Guinness 250th Anniversary Sept 24, 2009

Guinness 250th Anniversary Sept 24, 2009

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Published by Rauncie Kinnaird
The 250th anniversary of Guinness is being celebrated on Sept. 24, 2009. Guinness originated in 1759 and is the best selling drink in Ireland. There will be celebrations all over the world including St. James' Gate Dublin, many local pubs, and at GuinnessGearOnline.com with anniversary products and free shipping.
The 250th anniversary of Guinness is being celebrated on Sept. 24, 2009. Guinness originated in 1759 and is the best selling drink in Ireland. There will be celebrations all over the world including St. James' Gate Dublin, many local pubs, and at GuinnessGearOnline.com with anniversary products and free shipping.

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Join the Celebration! Guinness 250
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Anniversary Sept. 24, 2009
The 250th anniversary of  Guinness is being celebrated on Sept. 24, 2009. Guinness originated in 1759. There will be celebrations all over the world including St. James' Gate Dublin, many local pubs, and atGuinnessGearOnline.com with anniversary products,Guinness clothing,and free shipping. GuinnessGearOnline is North America’s only distributor for Guinness merchandise direct from Ireland. Ithas a large selection of Guinness t-shirts for men and women, Guinness rugby shirts,barware, and food. In celebration of the anniversary, they are currently offering a variety of  Guinness 250th Anniversarymen's and women's shirts, glassware, signage and more. Owner Rauncie Kinnaird says "many home owners aredeveloping their bar area into private pubs. Guinness bar accessories from signage, glasses, pouring spoons, and much more help create the pub atmosphere." She says the  bottle opener hats and stylish shirts have  been very popular in-store. Demand for product lead to the online store dedicated to Guinness themedmerchandise.There will be various celebrations all over the world beginning at 17:59 on September 24, 2009 in DublinIreland. You can celebrate the 250th anniversary of Guinness with these trivia facts and show your Geniusat the pub:1. 2009 is the 250th Anniversary of Guinness.2. St James' Gate was not the original site for the brewery. Arthur Guinness began brewing beer in Leixlip,a town in County Kildare.3. In 1759 he moved to an empty St. James’ Gate Brewery, Dublin, Ireland.4. The St. James’ Gate Brewery was leased by Arthur Guinness for 9000 years at an annual fee of 45 GBP,or $65 USD! This lease INCLUDED fresh water rights. The fresh water rights caused problems with theDublin Corporation, who wanted to charge Guinness a levy. This created quite a stir, and production washalted for a brief time while labourers blocked the water supply to the brewery. In the end, Guinness kepttheir fresh water rights as outlined in his lease.5. Ten years later, in 1769, Guinness exported six and one half barrels of beer to England, their firstexportation.6. By 2001 almost 2 billion pints of Guinness a year were sold world wide.7. Over the years, much slang has come about when ordering a pint of Guinness and here a few ways youcan order one for yourself!- “Arthur G”- “Pint of black stuff”- “Arthur Scargill”- “Pint of plain”8. Did you know? Contrary to popular beliefs, Guinness does not contain oatmeal!

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