Pub Irritates 'Entire Country' With 'Sacrilegious' Beer Pour

You just don't do that to a Guinness, Vancouver's Railtown Cafe has discovered
By Jenn Gidman,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 17, 2017 8:21 AM CDT
How Not to Pour a Guinness for St. Patrick's Day
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There are plenty of online resources for those looking to pour a perfect pint of Guinness this St. Patrick's Day, but it doesn't appear anyone behind the bar at Vancouver's Railtown Cafe did their due diligence. Per the CBC, the Canadian pub decided to advertise its celebrations for the Irish-themed holiday, posting a pic on Facebook of a Guinness glass filled to the brim and literally losing its head, with foam leaking over the sides and onto the table—a move the Irish Independent called "sacrilegious." "@GuinnessIreland please do not supply anymore Guinness to @RailtownCafe just for this alone," read one incensed tweet. Pub owner Dan Olson concedes that the beer, which had been poured out of a can, looked like "a Budweiser in a tailgate commercial."

Olson notes the complaints came flowing in as fast, with one person even using good old-fashioned Catholic guilt against them. "'[The commenter] actually said that Jesus wept when he saw our pint of Guinness," Olson says, adding, "We really annoyed an entire country." After taking their lumps, the folks at Railtown have since shown that they listened to the masses, noting that staff does indeed know how to do a proper pour and posting a new photo on Facebook with a much better-looking Guinness glass to make up for the original "blasphemous" one. "We're not all a bunch of maple-syrup drinking snow farmers," the post reads. In response to at least one comment that the new pour "is not great either," the pub says it's looking into getting a Guinness tap installed. (The Guinness brewery just announced it will host its first overnight guests.)

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