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Guinness Says “Friends Don’t Let Friends Drink Green Beer”

GUINNESS CANADAAs they gear up for St. Patrick’s Day, Guinness is not only bringing their best-selling stout, but has also enlisted six Irish ambassadors to come to Toronto and “paint the town black.”  Arriving on March 17th, the Irish patriots will educate Canadians on the authentic way to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day through a number of activities over the course of the day.

“Canada consumes more green beer per capita than any nation should,” said Paul O’Rourke, one of the Irish recruits from Dublin, Ireland. “Drinking green beer on St. Patrick’s Day is completely un-Irish and I think it should be banned from pubs in Canada. I feel that it is my patriotic duty to stem the tide and show Canadians the authentic way to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day.”

 The team of six Irish recruits who accepted the mission include:

  1. Paul O’Rourke – a keen Guinness drinker and bad dancer from Dublin, Ireland
  2. Aisling Walsh – the beautiful graphic designer from Dublin, Ireland
  3. David Tunney – a proud Irishman and 5th generation Dubliner
  4. Mark Rossiter – an authentic Irish barman with the nickname “Happy” from Dublin, Ireland
  5. Ethel Horan – the self-proclaimed foodie from Offaly, Ireland
  6. Peter Munnelly – a rugby playing, fun loving bloke from Dublin, Ireland

“We are delighted to welcome this team of true Irish men and women to help save St. Patrick’s Day in Canada,” said Geoff Kosar, Marketing Director Guinness Canada. “One of the easiest ways to ensure you’re enjoying an authenticSt. Patrick’s Day is to drink Guinness, responsibly of course. In my opinion, it’s the only acceptable drink of choice on March 17th.”