So Rod’s in England and enjoying the blessings of the (rapidly disappearing) local pub. But drinking Guinness? — surely the Crunchy Con himself can do better than sample the wares of a multinational corporation, and moreover, wares he can have at will here in the U. S. He should get some advice from CAMRA and seek out what can't be found on these shores.
Or, if he’s really serious about these matters, he can had well North to what is surely the best drinker’s pub on the island. Oh how I wish I were there.
(I should add, though, in case there’s anyone out there who doesn't know the story, that everyone should occasionally raise a glass in honor of Benjamin Guinness, who in the 19th century gave a great deal of his hard-earned brewery money to pay for the restoration of St. Patrick’s Cathedral. This earned him his own window, with an appropriate Biblical citation, from Matthew 25:35: “I was thirsty and you gave me to drink.”)