Sunday, December 28, 2008

Guinness Draught

As much as I love Guinness Extra Stout, Guinness Draught is a distant red-headed stepchild. Even with the Rocket Widget, this beer tastes flat. It does have similar dark flavors as the Extra Stout, but doesn't match up. And that pisses me off because the price is the same or more but I only get an 11.2 Fl. Oz. bottle for the same price as my usual 12 Oz. Extra Stout. Remind me to always stick with the Guinness Extra Stout.

From looking at the bottle, this one was brewed in Dublin v. my Guinness Extra Stout as a product of Canada. I doubt this has anything to do with the flavor, though. Or is that flavour???

Best Guinness memories--going to Mona's with my friends in the Village in NYC. Mona's had a special Guinness night, cheap drafts all night long, and the dark and dirty atmosphere was part of the experience. My colleague used to live above Mona's when he was attending NYU, and I guess that's the only way to really know about that place. It's hard to find or even know it's a bar from the outside, and there's no sign on the front to tell you its name. Great marketing. Anyway... if you want me to find out where Mona's is for you, comment and I'll find out again.

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