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Miraculous medals

Thursday, 6 December, 2018

During her lifetime, my mother supplied a constant stream of medals, some of them “miraculous”, it was claimed. She knew that they’d be needed some day and so it came to pass. And the medals have, indeed, worked miracles. One of the results is that the first drop of stout since the far-off sweltering days of July will be tasted tonight.

As Dostoyevsky said: “Since man cannot live without miracles, he will provide himself with miracles of his own making.”

Stout miracle


Pints

Monday, 27 March, 2017 0 Comments

Guinness is a dark beer made using roasted, unmalted barley, hops, water and yeast. But it’s more than just a dark beer. It’s porter. The term was first recorded in the 18th century and is thought to have come from the popularity of dark beer with street and river porters around London who laboured hard for their livings. They were fond of the strongest or “stoutest” dark beer and the breweries soon began marketing “Stout Porter” to this thirsty market segment. Travellers in need of stout porter and sustenance are well cared for at The Yacht Bar on Clontarf Road in Dublin.

Pints


Throwing up in Dublin

Thursday, 18 October, 2012 0 Comments

“I became subsequently addicted to brown stout in bottle, a drink which still remains the one that I prefer the most despite the painful and blinding fits of vomiting which a plurality of bottles has often induced in me.” At Swim-Two-Birds, Flann O’Brien (1911 — 1966) The year 1939 saw the outbreak of the Second […]

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