If there’s one thing the Irish take very seriously, it’s their beer. Today may be St. Patrick’s Day, but drunken tomfoolery does not excuse you for pouring a pint of Guinness wrong, especially in the eye of a staunch Irishman.
Railtown Cafe in Vancouver, Canada, faced a mob of fighting Irish (and beer enthusiasts) when they posted a picture of an overflowing, messy pint of beer.
For those not in the know, pouring a proper pint of Guinness is more complicated than it looks — it takes a slow and steady hand pouring the pint in two parts to create the perfectly frothy (but not spilled) head on top of the pint.
— Nigel Collett (@nigel220) March 16, 2017
In “true Canadian fashion,” Railtown Cafe has immediately apologized and has offered a free pint of Guinness and a shot of Jameson to anyone with an Irish passport. They’ve also installed a Guinness tap to ensure this sort of mistake doesn’t happen again. Talk about Canadian hospitality!