• I always learn something from Jon’s posts. 🙂

    • Hi Cheryl, I do too. I really like how he teaches us about beer. 🙂

    • Jon Jefferson

      I feel all scholarly now. Thank you both.

  • HB

    I very much enjoyed this post about Guinness. It was nice to learn more about it. Now I need to go get some… LOL

    • Jon Jefferson

      This is a good day for it.

    • Hi HB. I thought so too on both counts. Enjoy and Happy St Paddy’s Day. 🙂

  • Enjoyed reading this history of Guinness beer! And now I’ll be off to have my glass of merlot … Thanks, Jon, for the guest post, and thank you, Susan, for being a gracious hostess.

    • Hi Leora, I did too. Jon has a nice way of telling us about it all. 🙂 What kind of Merlot? 😀

    • Jon Jefferson

      I am suddenly thinking of the film “Sideways.”

  • A.K. Andrew

    Great Guiness history. I’ve enjoyed many a pint, and there’s nothing like it when it’s well kept. St Patrick’s day is quite unique in it’s celebration. It really has become a worldwide affair.

    • Hi A.K. I bet you have. I have had the good pleasure of a great Guinness while visiting England and Scotland awhile back. I do find it funny how we all become Irish in March 17th… LOL. 🙂

    • Jon Jefferson

      It’s great how we can come together with a pint.

  • Julie

    I’m usually a wine drinker but this may be something I should try. I know my husband would like it for sure…LOL.

    • Jon Jefferson

      There are beers that even wine lovers can enjoy.

  • Bethany Lee

    You know, I’m always so surprised when I see the passion for beer brewing–how it extends into more than just drinking the beer. And your writing of this “history” is perfect witness of that. Great article, Jon! I’d have to say this is perfectly on par with Susan’s wine posts. 🙂

    • Jon Jefferson

      Thank you. I am happy to share.

    • Hi Bethany, I think Jon is as passionate about beer as I am about wine. That does make a good pair. 🙂

  • I have to agree with Green beer being wrong on so many levels, but it does add to the festive fun of the time. I’d rather wear a green hat!

    • Jon Jefferson

      I support. This decision.

  • Karen Koblan

    Great guest post! I enjoyed it and found it interesting. I never really knew that much about beer except that I enjoy one when I get to have one! The way he describes beer makes it sound yummy and I wish I could have a glass now! Hope you had a great St. Patrick’s Day.

    • Jon Jefferson

      There is much to explore in beer.

    • I did Karen, and I’m with you on wanting a glass after Jon description… LOL

  • Hello Jon nice to meet you, now what can I say about beer other then yuck doesn’t matter the colour of the beer it is still yuck but I have wondered at times what the green beer tasted like only because it is green and I do not think beer should look green……..lol Sorry but I have never been a beer drinker………..

    • Jon Jefferson

      Green beer tastes like Bud or Miller, but with green food coloring. So basically close to water.

    • Hi Jo-Anne, I am mostly a wine drinker but Jon is helping to find a great interest in artisan beers. 🙂

  • Elizabeth Sott

    Hi Jon,
    I must say I love your posts and am so happy you collaborated with Susan. I always learn so much from the posts. It is more about just the beer or wine. It is the rich history involved that makes it so worth while. Thank you for bringing your passion to Susan’s site. Look forward to more.

    • Jon Jefferson

      Thank you

    • Aw… Thanks my friend. 🙂

  • Wait, green beer isn’t a traditional Irish beer??? :).

    • Jon Jefferson

      You sir should be taken into the streets and flogged…

  • Sorry — I know I’m in the minority, but I never developed a taste for beer. It always tasted too sour for me. I still have several bottles of beer in the refrigerator left over from beer-drinking friends. I respect Jon’s brewing skills and enjoyed the tale he told about Irish beer.

    • I do love the history of things and Jon does that so well. 🙂

  • Doreen pendgracs

    That was a fun post. I love Guinness And I’d love to go to Ireland. It seems like my kind of place, full of great music and flavours.

    • Jon Jefferson

      That is a trip we have wanted to take for some time now.

      • Aw… me too! I’ve been to Scotland and England but not Ireland

  • Paul Masterson

    Nice article. If your ever in Ireland I can recommend some authentic pubs to visit. Its amazing that Guinness tastes completely different in each pub. Do you know that some doctors recommend Guinness and milk to build up iron levels and some people enjoy Guinness with blackcurrant to make it tastier…

    • Thanks, Jon did a nice job with this post. I just may take you up on that.

      That is really interesting. I would never have thought that milk or currants would work as an additive for Guinness.

  • dan gogerty

    Hi Susan–I’ve enjoyed the variety and the sincerity of your posts, and having Jon’s “pour me a pint of Guinness” article adds another winner. I’ve matched wits with more pints of Guinness than I’d like to admit, and I’ve been lucky enough to visit the Emerald Isle several times, but for those who haven’t yet, they can get a taste of the place through some entertaining films. The classics (Quiet Man etc.) are fine, but I recommend two off-beat ones from the 90s: Waking Ned Devine (clever, rural, funny, and some great background music) and The Commitments (edgy, soul-rock music, urban, hilarious at times). Try them if that type of film is your cup of tea (or pint of stout). slainte

    • Hi Dan, Thank you so much. I have seen some of the movies you mentioned and loved them. So I will be checking out to ones I haven’t so sure. Thanks for stopping by. 🙂

  • Morgan Decker

    I always love Jon’s beer reviews, they are so insightful and awesome! This past St. Patrick’s Day I actually served a desert and made a beer-flat with Guinness Irish Stout ironically (ironically enough) with a scoop of vanilla ice cream and it was amazing!

    • Hi Morgan, I agree, he does a great job of pulling you in to the artisan beer world. Your Guinness float sounds absolutely amzing. I”l have to give that a try… LOL