Have a Drink Friday – Guiness on St. Patrick’s Day


My understanding is that St. Patrick’s Day isn’t that big of a deal for the rest of the world, but man, does America love it ever so much.  As much as I enjoy a plethora of beers more, it’s just a requirement to drink Guiness on St. Patrick’s Day and something about it just tastes so much better on March 17th.

I’m not sure if I’ve mentioned it here, but I was fortunate enough to enjoy a couple of pints of Guiness during layovers in Dublin, Ireland.  I’ve always heard that Guiness in the UK is different than Guiness in the US, and then Guiness in Ireland is different from that, but Guiness in Dublin is a beer of its own.  My instinct said, “of course it’s possible, but how different can it really be?”  All I will say is that I’ve now had Guiness at home, in England, and in Dublin and that Dublin-based Guiness was in a league of its own and by far the best.  If you ever find yourself in Dublin, do yourself a favor and make sure you get a pint from a tap at least once.


by Bill Bush

Bill lives in the Chicago suburbs with his wife and kids while maintaining an unhealthy golf passion where he lives by the mantra "grip it, rip it, and worry about it later." Bill is also a writer and co-founder at the website PluggedInGolf.com where you can read equipment reviews, news, instruction, and other sweet golf content. He plays Scott Readman Concepts putters and accessories.

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