There are a couple of sure-fire ways to upset the Irish on St. Patrick’s Day. One Vancouver Pub managed to do both in the same day. First they called it their “St. Patty’s Day” event, instead of St. Paddy’s like they should, and secondly they put up a promotional picture with a poorly poured pint of Guiness.
The offending post has since been removed from their social media; but nothing is truly ever really gone on the internet and it can be seen here.
— Gavin O'Connor (@gavinoconnor) March 14, 2017
These two sins combined stirred up the ire of the Irish and a burst of negative retweets and Facebook comments caused them to rethink their strategy and replaced their post with a proper pour and the following comment on their Facebook page.
“Thanks for the friendly comments, everyone! We’re not all a bunch of maple-syrup drinking snow farmers and to make up for the blasphemous pour depicted in the photo, we’ve poured another pint that we hope is worthy of Ireland. In true Canadian fashion, we’d like to apologize, so we’re inviting anyone of age with a valid Irish passport to join us this Friday, St. Patrick’s Day, for a perfectly poured Guinness and a shot of Jameson.”
This also led to an Irish pub making a similar offer for Canadian’s abroad!
“After the outrage earlier this week about *that* poorly poured pint of Guinness, Railtown Cafe in Canada apologised and offered free pints for Irish passport holders.
In the spirit of Paddy’s Day we’d like to return the offer to our Canadian friends and invite anyone of age with a valid Canadian passport to join us tomorrow for a free pint of perfectly poured Guinness at Slattery’s Pub in Beggar’s Bush, Dublin between 4-6pm!
Happy St Patrick’s Day to pint lovers everywhere “
This from Slattery’s Pub’s Facebook.
So where ever you are celebrating the day from: Remember to pour your pints properly, and it’s called St. Paddy’s.
And please, always drink responsibly.
Story from CBC