Guinness drought to continue

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Bermuda’s Guinness drought is set to continue to the end of the month, it was revealed yesterday.

Chris Garland, of Bermuda’s only Irish bar, Flanagan’s on Front Street, said he did not expect a fresh supply of the iconic Irish stout from suppliers Gosling’s for two weeks.

Mr Garland added: “Obviously there has been an internal mistake, some sort of oversight.

“They’re good business partners,” he added in defence of the island’s drinks giant.

The Royal Gazette revealed yesterday that a draught Guinness crisis had hit the island, with stocks running out in a number of bars and customers forced to drink cans or bottles of the beer, known as the black stuff, or seek out alternatives.

A Flanagan’s staff member on Thursday said he expected a fresh stock by the end of the day.

But yesterday a Gosling’s representative confirmed that the firm had not yet received another shipment.

Drinkers in a variety of bars in Bermuda told The Royal Gazette on Thursday they were shocked at news of the shortage.

Some said that canned or bottled Guinness was just not the same.

One drinker in Flanagan’s explained: “Guinness from the tap is a much smoother Guinness. It’s totally different.”

The view was confirmed by staff at nearby Docksiders, who said customers had been “disappointed” to find there was no Guinness on tap.

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Published Aug 19, 2017 at 8:00 am (Updated Aug 18, 2017 at 11:57 pm)

Guinness drought to continue

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