To Arthur!

Guinness is good for ya!ABC News: "It's unsurprising that Guinness is throwing a global shindig to commemorate Arthur's Day -- named after Arthur Guinness, the founder of Guinness, who signed a 9,000 year lease on Dublin's St James's Gate Brewery 250 years ago." - Wow, 250 years of Guinness. Older than the United States, think about that for a second. Happy Birthday Guinness, it's been a pleasure to know you. Here's to the remaining 8,750 years on your lease, make the most of them.

Just out of curiosity, I wonder if any new breweries began operation yesterday in honor of Guinness? That would be pretty cool.

Remember boys and girls, Guinness is good for ya!

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Firestone Walker Union Jack IPA, a winner!

Seattle Beer Blog: "In this inaugural year of the Challenge, Firestone Walker Union Jack IPA, from Firestone Walker Brewing Co. in Paso Robles, California, was judged the winning IPA out of 19 entries." - Mmmmm, good beer, yes indeed. I still love me some RedHook ESB, but Union Jack has become my favorite beer.

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Firestone Walker

Firestone Walker Union JackWashington Beer Blog: "To many of you this isn't a surprise. It hardly qualifies as news. However, several people have asked me lately about a new brand of beer they are seeing around the Seattle area - Firestone Walker. The Union Jack IPA, in particular. Most IPA aficionados that I've spoken with seem quite fond of the Union Jack. No doubt, it's a tasty brew. I recently drank it side-by-side with Hale's Super Goose and Terminal Gravity IPA. The Union Jack certainly held its own." - I'm a HUGE fan of RedHook Ale's. I've been drinking RedHook ESB for years and am also fond of their IPA (A.K.A. Ballard Bitter.) I'd heard great things about Firestone Walker DBA and gave it a try, I love it. While on vacation I tried a Firestone Walker Union Jack, it's absolutely fantastic. It's a great IPA and my new favorite. I had no clue it was owned by Anheuser-Busch, but as long as they continue to create great hand crafted beer I won't hold it against them. See update below, Firestone Walker is NOT owned by Anheuser-Busch.

Bottom line, give a Firestone Walker Union Jack a try, I don't think you'll be disappointed.

UPDATE, RETRACTION: Washington Beer Blog: "Today (Fri. July 31) we posted a story about Firestone Walker and referred to them as an Anheuser-Busch brand. This is not true and we are sorry for the confusion. "

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Firestone Walker in Washington

Seattle Beer News: "Welcome to Washington, Firestone Walker! Thanks to the Fullpint.com for the heads up on the press release (see below). I'm not sure if we'll see their beers on shelves immediately, but I'd highly suggest giving them a try when you see them. Their Union Jack IPA ranks up there with Pliny the Elder (from Russian River) in my opinion." - Firestone DBA is one of my favorites, I've never had the Union Jack IPA, time to give it a try I guess.

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New Orleans Brewing

NY Times: "The difficult recent history of the Crescent City hangs like a specter over gutted houses and weedy, desolate lots. But despite the tough times, the spirit of New Orleans is as wily as ever. Arriving there still feels like showing up at a party in full swing." - I think I need to map out a Beer Tour of America, or maybe Beer and BBQ?

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