Guinness

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First look: Finn McGoo's Public House and Eatery

Published Aug. 17, 2016

At 4 p.m. today, Finn McGoo's opened at 10365 N. Cedarburg Rd. in Mequon in the former Taylor & Dunn's space. It was a promise fulfilled for owner and musician Finbar McCarthy who promised his now-deceased friend "McGoo" two years ago that he would open a pub in his honor.

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Neil deGrasse Tyson praises beer commercial science

Published May 12, 2016

For more than two hours Wednesday night, Neil deGrasse Tyson systematically went through 11 scientific categories and gave examples of movies - and the occasional beer commercial - that did those concepts well, and ones that did them disastrously wrong.

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The Rave opens craft beer lounge

Published Feb. 26, 2014

The Rave, 2401 W. Wisconsin Ave., has opened The Rave Craft Beer Lounge just off the main lobby. The lounge features over 50 bottled local and national brands of beer, with a focus on Wisconsin and Illinois brewers.

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Featured bartender: O'Lydia's Rick Sackett

Published Feb. 8, 2014

Rick Sackett is the general manager of O'Lydia's Pub and Grill, an Irish-themed establishment in Walker's Point that took over the Slim McGinn's space three years ago. Recently, we stopped in for a couple of pints and a bar side chat.

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Good work, Guinness

Published Sept. 5, 2013

Big time kudos to Guinness for its awesome new ad spot titled "Made of More." In an advertising space that often gets too dumbed down, Guinness truly stands out.

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Social Circle: Favorite Irish bar?

Published Aug. 18, 2013

Irish Fest took Milwaukee by storm this weekend so we asked the Social Circle what's their favorite Irish bar and why. There are certainly plenty to choose from. Here's to shamrocks atop Guinness froth and hurling sticks on the wall. Sl√°inte, Milwaukee!

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Social Circle: Thoughts on day drinking?

Published Feb. 10, 2013

Drinking during the day is an indulgent activity. Whether it's a Bloody Mary at brunch or a few beers while watching a game, it usually affects the rest of the day and night. But what do you think?

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I hate beer

Published Feb. 7, 2013

I live in Milwaukee, and I hate beer. Always have. And I don't think I'm missing much.

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Guinness is Guinness. That is all.

Published Feb. 5, 2013

For many people, bartenders included, it seems dark beer means a heavy beer and if a place doesn't have Guinness, they immediately suggest another stout.

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McKiernan's reinvents itself with Guinness Club, new menu

Published Feb. 1, 2013

It took time for the 4-year-old-tavern McKiernan's to find its legs, but recently, it underwent changes and introduced a new menu - including lunch options - and a Guinness Club. The bar and grill has a similar look and feel as Barnacle Bud's, which makes sense, considering it has the same chef and owner.