Guinness Trivia

I’m in Dublin, and the Angelus has just rung. Reminds me of this story that a friend related upon hearing the bells:

Most people think that 1759 printed on glasses is the year that Guinness was founded, but according to legend it’s actually the time that Arthur Guinness poured his first pint. Being a religious man, at exactly 6pm he had to stop in the middle of pouring it to say the Angelus Ireland still does this. We are the only country I’ve ever seen that has “6:01 news” so people can say their prayers at 6pm. In continuing to pour after this he quickly realised that he had discovered the way to pour the perfect pint.

via Pour a Guinness – Ireland favorites.

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