In my drinking and travelling days, I have supped many a good pint of Guinness around various locations. But there's was nothing better than a nice spooned pint from behind the counter of a genuine Irish drinking establishment.
Years ago I did quite a bit of work for Whitbread, and in those days it wasn't considered a bad thing to make claims that your products were good for your health, although you had to make oblique references - remember that Mackeson ad? 'Looks good, tastes good, and by golly it does you good'?
I'll always remember one ad in particular - it was for Whitbread tankard, and featured a cross country runner being interviewed just after he crossed the line. "To what do you attribute your victory?" the interviewer asked. "Whitbread Tankard" came the reply. "Oh, did you train on it?" said the interviewer. "No, I got a lift in one of their vans" said the runner.
You couldn't do it nowadays, too many politically incorrect undertones.
WELL guys i am 18 stone 6foot tall with a large frame & "NEVER" had any health problems, i DONt smoke & never have & "EVERY" thursday without fail i treat myself too "8" cans of lovely black Guiness Draght..Yum yum..
Not sure if its luck or the fact ive never smoked or the guiness or all combined but i live a smooth life & the Guiness is a MUST...But then again its like "Marmite" you either love it or hate it...