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Great GuinnessÂ® Toast
February 19, 2016 @ 9:00 pm - February 20, 2016 @ 12:00 am
It’s that time again! The Great Guinness Toast is Friday, February 19th and Broome County Celtic Pipes & Drums will again be touring local bars and establishments to celebrate and raise money for charity. Their last stop of the evening is of course here at McGirk’s and The Reveler’s will be playing – what a night this will be!
Please join us, along with organizers from A.L. George, for the celebration. Whether this is your first tour or a yearly tradition, you don’t want to miss it as a fun time is always had.Â Check out Broome County Celtic Pipes & Drum Band’s Facebook pageÂ for their whole tour.
What is ‘The Great GuinnessÂ® Toast’?Â
We found Bruce of Brews said it best onÂ http://philly.thedrinknation.com/ back in 2011…..
“Every year beer lovers all over the country raise their pint glasses in unison to toast the worldâ€™s most popular Irish stout, Guinness. Although the act of drinking Guinness itself isnâ€™t a unique one with an estimated ten million daily participants, itâ€™s one particular moment every February that catches the attention of fans world wide. .
What allegedly started in a Pittsburgh Irish pub in the early 90â€™s, the Great Guinness Toast is an attempt each year to break the world record for largest simultaneous beer toast. Since then the tradition has caught on, and on the third Friday of February each year bar patrons nationwide raise their glasses at the same time, defeating the previous years record.
Though (as far as we know) the record isnâ€™t actually recognized by the Guinness Book of World Records itself, according to participating establishments nation wide almost half a million drunkards banded together for the event in 2001.
This yearâ€™s toast takes place this evening at 11pm, and with St. Pattyâ€™s day just a month away, it wouldnâ€™t be the worst thing to head down to your favorite Irish pub to salute the two and a half century old beer.”