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#GuinnessGiveaway | December 5-13, 2013
It's the giving time of the year and we teamed up with Guinness to do something special for our fans and followers. We're giving away a Guinness Gift Basket on Facebook, Instagram & Pinterest. That means that you have the opportunity to enter in all THREE giveaways! We've broken down each giveaway opportunity below with instructions on how you can enter to win.
"Like" your local Pub's Facebook page and comment on our featured #GuinnessGiveaway post with your reason for loving Guinness.
Using the links below, please select your local Pub's Facebook page to get started.
Share your Guinness photos with us on Instagram. Tag @The_Pub and use #GuinnessGiveaway to enter.
We were inspired by the Guinness Made Of More campaign. We have created a #GuinnessMadeOfMore board made up of pins that inspire us. Share what inspires you for your chance to win. Here are the rules to enter:
International Stout Day is being celebrated for the third year on Friday, November 8th and we couldn’t be happier. What a great way to bring in the weekend! Having a day dedicated to a certain beer style has just amplified the craft brew market as we start to learn more about the history and the many different types of beers that are offered.
Stout is a dark beer made using roasted malt or roasted barley, hops, water and yeast. There are a number of variations including Baltic porter, dry stout and imperial stout. The name porter was first used to describe a dark brown beer popular with street and river porters of London that had been made with roasted malts. This same beer later became known as stout though the word stout had been used as early as 1677. Thus, the history and development of stout and porter are intertwined.
Not all stouts are created equally. Guinness had been brewing porters since about 1780 and is famous for their Dry or Irish Stout. Oatmeal stout beer is one of the more sweeter and smoother in the stout family. And now there is even an Oyster Stout and Chocolate Stout (we particularly enjoy a delicious pint of Young’s Double Chocolate Stout at our Pubs). The one thing all of these beers have in common is color. Most stouts have the same dark color and many are fermented with lager yeast.
(Belhaven Black Stout) (Young's Double Chocolate Stout)
The modern day ‘craft beer revolution’ provides an amazing array of stouts. This allows you to easily pair with your favorite gourmet meal or enjoy anytime during the chilly months.
Join us for a perfectly poured Guinness or your favorite stout to celebrate International Stout Day at any of our locations! Cheers!
November 11th is observed in numerous countries around the world to honor veterans and remember those who lost their lives in the line of duty. This observance dates back to the end of World War I. While WWI officially ended on June 28, 1919 when the Treaty of Versailles was signed, an armistice went into effect at 11:00 am on November 11, 1918 and fighting ceased between the Allied nations and Germany.
In the United Kingdom, November 11th was dedicated by King George V in 1919 and was then called “Armistice Day”. It was re-named to Remembrance Day after World War II and honors all those who lost their lives in military conflict. The main observance takes place on the second Sunday in November (Remembrance Sunday) and a national ceremony is held in London at the Cenotaph. Although Remembrance Sunday is the main observance, a two-minute silence is held on November 11th at 11:00am.
Remembrance Day is also known as Poppy Day. Used since 1920, the remembrance poppy was inspired by the WWI poem, “In Flanders Fields”. The American Legion first used poppies to commemorate American soldiers who died in WWI and this trend was adopted by military veteran groups in the British Commonwealth of Nations. It is very common to wear poppies in the U.K. on Remembrance Day and the weeks leading to it to honor the fallen soldiers.
The United States made November 11th a legal holiday in 1938, also known as “Armistice Day”, to honor the veterans from WWI. However, it wasn’t until 1954 when the day was legally changed to Veterans Day and it became a day to celebrate American veterans of all wars. Along with local parades and services, there is a Veterans Day National Ceremony held every year at Arlington National Cemetery to celebrate and thank all who served in the United States Armed Forces. It begins with a wreath-laying at the Tomb of the Unknowns at 11:00 am and continues inside the Memorial Amphitheater with a parade of colors.
This Monday, it’s our turn to serve. We will offer a 50% to all members of the military (excluding alcohol) as a thank you for their service.