Guinness

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On the 31st of December 1759, aged 34, Arthur Guinness took a £45 per annum, 9,000 year lease on a four acre property in St. James’s Gate in Dublin.

Arthur initially brewed ale, but began brewing porter in 1778 and by his death in 1803, Guinness was producing more than 20,000 barrels of their famous stout per annum.

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Jack Plane

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Formerly from the UK, Jack is a retired antiques dealer and self-taught woodworker, now living in Australia.
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4 Responses to Guinness

  1. LD says:

    I’m afraid the second picture may put me off Guinness permanently!

  2. dzj9 says:

    You had to get it of your chest, didn’t you.

    Sretna Nova.

  3. Pingback: December 31st – Guinness is brewed for the first time | What Happened Today in History?

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