The Irish seem like a good bunch. They are often portrayed as a friendly and approachable lot who are always up for a drink and a laugh. However, they seem to deeply care about one thing and one thing in particular – how you pour a Guinness.
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Dan Olson, owner of The Railtown Café in Vancouver was on the receiving end of angry and hilarious messages on Wednesday after posting a pretty shoddily poured pint of Guinness to promote the cafe’s upcoming St. Patrick’s Day celebrations. He said:
— Maca (@M2a2c2a) March 14, 2017
There was some irate people up there and, believe me, there were some colourful comments.
Let’s just say that Jesus Christ was brought into it on more than one occasion. One comment actually said that Jesus wept when he saw our pint of Guinness.
Such is the seriousness of the beverage in Ireland, the story actually made the national press with the Irish Independent newspaper branding it, “sacrilegious,” while the Irish Mirror said it, “caused Irish people everywhere to grimace in disgust.”
“We really annoyed an entire country,” Olson added.
However, in a gesture of boozy goodwill and embarrassment, The Railtown Café is offering anyone with a valid Irish passport a free pint of “nicely poured” Guinness as well as a shot of Ireland’s very own Jameson’s Whiskey – can’t say fairer than that.
To see an example of some restaurant owners who didn’t handle online abuse very well, check out these batshit mental vegans who compared customers to caveman.