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You Just Can’t Get Away From The Guinness

Posted on | June 11, 2009 | 11 Comments



You can be in a remote town in Mexico, way off the beaten tourist path and there it is, right in front of you: a Guinness sign with the signature address from your home town and the iconic Irish harp logo. As my brother-in-law (who took this photo) said: “You just can’t get away from the Guinness!”.

2009 is Guinness’ 250 year anniversary and they’re celebrating (surprise!) with a 250 Anniversary Stout and a contest to win a trip to Dublin. Go on, enter. You never know, you may be in Dublin to join in the celebrations!

I’m just sharing the love by mentioning this contest here. There were no payments or sponsorships received by yours truly, although I wouldn’t say no if a six-pack or a t-shirt was to magically appear on my doorstep 🙂.

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11 Responses to “You Just Can’t Get Away From The Guinness”

  1. Amy @ The Q Family
    June 12th, 2009 @ 8:04 am

    My husband would love to win that trip. 🙂

  2. marina villatoro
    June 12th, 2009 @ 8:45 am

    Guiness is almost like a pop culture:) I remember traveling in Ireland and the billboards had pregnant women drinking guiness saying it was good for you. it’s like a whole meal and culture in one!
    Photo Friday – Beautiful Lago Amatitlan

  3. Cate
    June 12th, 2009 @ 9:27 am

    I think Guiness has surpassed Coca Cola for being everywhere. At least it’s healthier.

  4. Tim Marks
    June 12th, 2009 @ 10:11 am

    Now all you need is a pic of an Dublin Pub with an ad for Dos Equis 🙂

  5. wandermom
    June 12th, 2009 @ 10:12 am

    @Cate: “being everywhere”
    I couldn’t resist sharing some Guinness trivia on that: Guinness was first shipped to England in 1769, to Lisbon in 1811 and then to Barbados, Trinidad and Sierra Leone in 1820.
    The first brewery outside the British Isles was opened in Nigeria in 1963.
    Just, you know, in case you were wondering 🙂
    (Trivia source: http://www.beeripedia.com/index.php/Guinness)

  6. Peter Carey
    June 12th, 2009 @ 11:28 am

    Much….thirsty…..now. And a contest to go back to Ireland!! I’m there!

  7. Victoria
    June 12th, 2009 @ 12:39 pm

    I was hoping you meant Guiness the beer, and you did! We’ve had Guiness in Tokyo, which was my most exotic Guiness outpost, but I think a beach in Mexico is more incongruous. It’s not something I’d feel like drinking on a hot day!

  8. Dominique
    June 13th, 2009 @ 7:42 am

    It’s always funny to see something far from where you expect to see it…kind of like watching Detroit television on Prince Edward Island (we’d turned on the television to see if we could get a local weather report for PEI and newscasters with local news from Detroit greeted us!–this was before we all traveled with laptops and had easy access to WiFi to get our local to where we were news and weather).

  9. Brother-in-Law
    June 13th, 2009 @ 8:09 pm

    @Wandermom: “British Isles”??? I’m apalled. And in a post about Guinness to boot. Surely you meant North West Atlantic Archipelago? 🙂

  10. wandermom
    June 13th, 2009 @ 10:21 pm

    @Brother-in-Law: OK. Crap. You’ve got me. By 1963 it should have been “outside the U.K. or Republic Of Ireland”. Geo-political associations, they’re tricky to keep track of y’know – particularly when a person is focusing on the beer for heaven’s sakes…

  11. Travel With Kids
    June 14th, 2009 @ 1:13 pm

    Great pic and story. The real question is, who on earth would want to get away from the guinness?

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