By Wyatt Earp | September 24, 2009
Today is the 250th anniversary of Guinness – the greatest beer known to man.
Like many ignorant utes, I spent my college days downing alcoholic atrocities like Coors Light. Not long after graduation, I ordered my first Guinness, took a sip, and said, “God, that’s awful!”
Yeah, I was a moron.
Nearly 20 years later, Guinness is the about the only beer I will drink. There are always ice cold bottles in my garage refrigerator, and our hockey sponsor, Tony’s Place, has the elixir of the gods on draft. To this day, the missus won’t drink it, which is great because that means there’s more for me. It is a truly remarkable beverage whose flavor has survived the test of time.
Naturally, there are coordinated celebrations commemorating the special day. This from the Guinness site:
It’s not just Dublin that has big plans for Arthur’s Day. From 17:59 GMT on September 24th 2009, remarkable celebrations will be happening all around the globe, with glasses being raised to Arthur Guinness in over 150 countries. From spectacular events in major cities like New York and Kuala Lumpur, to intimate affairs at your local bar or pub…wherever you are you can join the party and toast the great man.
It’s going to be an unforgettable day. So join the worldwide celebration.
I won’t be able to toast Arthur Guinness at 17:59 (GMT) because I will still be at my annual pistol recertification at 1:59pm (EDT). However, I suspect we will go to the bar after our hockey game tonight, and more than one pint will be lifted there.
*Raises glass* “To Arthur!”