September 29, 2003

i think i got too much head

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the near perfect pour. (i say that because the bartender sucked.)

tonight was the guinness believers event, an event billed as, "a celebration of the world's most famous beer." the event was held at the espn zone in times square, which is great for sports fans since it's apparently a sports themed establishment.

it was an excellent deal. for forking over a little information about myself and my drinking habits, the good folks at guinness, supplied me and a friend with all the guinness i could drink and all the food we could eat. all for the $0. i bought johnny along, since he said he liked guinness and has a penchant for eating and drinking as much as he can. while there, we learned a little bit about guinness from their rep, okay a lot from the rep. here goes...
- guinness isn't carbonated, the bubbles come from nitrogen and carbon dioxide.
- the lease on the guinness brewery was signed for 9000 years at about $73 a year.
- a guinness has less calories than many light beers, including sam adams light, and has the same amount as amstel light and coors light. there was no mention of carb content. what is most surprising is that, ounce for ounce, a pint of guinness has the same number of calories as skim milk.
- guinness has introduced a new product, guinness draught in a bottle. it uses an invention they call, "the rocket widget."

for all this trouble, johnny and i got some free gear to boot. a huge t-shirt (they seem to think that their drinkers are big, despite their low calorie drink), a bottle opener, and a espn game card with 40 points on it (a $10 value). all for spreading the guinness name by word of mouth. pretty smart if you ask me.

their new product, in tubs, at every table.

Posted by tien mao in Food/Drink at 10:08 PM



omg, how fabulous!! i don't even drink guinness. how was the food (most important thing, of course)?????

Posted by: jeannette at September 30, 2003 12:14 AM

yeah, it was pretty nice. i wish could be brought to you by guinness. they also had harp, which is from the same brewery.

the food was pretty good. i mean, for free, i'm not going to complain much. let me describe. they had some veggies (broc, carrots, etc.), chicken fingers, chips & salsa, and they were doing pasta and salads right in front of you. johnny thought the caesar salad was "too mayo-ey." i responded, "how can anything be too mayo-ey?"

Posted by: tien at September 30, 2003 12:20 AM

lol!!! stuff CAN be too mayo-ey. but it adds a nice tang to pretty much anything you eat. there are probably desserts made with mayo.

Posted by: jeannette at September 30, 2003 10:57 AM

hmm, jeannette, i believe we will have to investigate this dessert with mayo concept. that and key lime pie!

Posted by: tien at September 30, 2003 11:16 AM

Mmmm...Guinness! 5g of carbs per 12 oz. Slightly less than bud light - ~6g for 12 oz. Miller comes in at 3.2g I think. But let's not forget that Guiness tastes about 100x better than any of these! A normal beer has around 15g per 12 oz, but Guinness is a dry (low sugar) stout and thus the low carb count.

Posted by: FlatGreg at September 30, 2003 12:09 PM

yeah, i don't remember them mentioning the carb counts. they could have though. i was busy with my beer and the food. thanks for the info.

Posted by: tien at September 30, 2003 12:26 PM

Wow! I miss New York, even though the last time I lived there was, well, a long time ago ... and I don't drink as much as I did then ... sadly ... but with my newfound calorie knowledge, that could all change!

Posted by: Oscar at September 30, 2003 3:03 PM

Guiness is excellent beer. I'm not much of a drinker I admit, but there is a Irish pub right on the Appalachian Trail in Vermont. Naturally, they serve Guiness, and it goes down great after a 20 mile hike!

Posted by: Justin at September 30, 2003 10:00 PM

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