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Old 09-26-2005, 03:38 AM   #1
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I brought home a six-pack of Harp lager the other day. It said all over the place on the packaging that it was from the makers of Guinness and also that it was "imported." It was imported-- from Canada. I always assumed it was from Ireland. Is this just one of those licensing deals like Miller used to have with Lowenbrau? Or does the Guinness brewery have a plant in Canada? It was good stuff whatever the case may be.

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Old 09-26-2005, 04:32 AM   #2
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I don't know, but if it said it was made in Canada, it was. And if it was, it was under license from Guinness. So, same recipe and quality control....just not made in Ireland.

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Old 09-26-2005, 07:36 AM   #3
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I didn't think they still made Harp. It's almost unheard of over here. I swear that I have NEVER seen anyone ordering a pint of harp in the pub. EVER. In fact I don't even remember the last pub I saw harp on draught. The only person I know who has admitted to drinking harp is a lad in work. He gets some huge amount of slagging for it. It's viewed in the same light as WifeBeater (Stella Artois) here, and thats not a very good light I might tell you. Never having had the (mis?)fortune to try it, I'm not in a position to comment personally, but judging by the lack of market it has, I'd imagine it's pretty minging.

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Old 09-26-2005, 01:36 PM   #4
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Harp actually does a good business over here in the States. As far as I know, all Guinness products sold in the US are made in Canada...

I vaguely remember having a discussion like this with kenmc before...

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I vaguely remember having a discussion like this with kenmc before...
didn't we discover that Guinness was made in the US??? don't think we touched on harp and the others though, so they could be made in Canada or somewhere - i have no idea. my point in this thread though was that it has little to no market over here.
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didn't we discover that Guinness was made in the US??? don't think we touched on harp and the others though, so they could be made in Canada or somewhere - i have no idea. my point in this thread though was that it has little to no market over here.

Then what do they mix black and tans with over there?
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Sure we haven't had black and tans since the 1916 rising or thereabouts )

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Found the thread... I don't think we ever really came up with a definitive answer, just a lot of heated discussion
http://www.homebrewtalk.com/showthread.php?t=865

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I see you've borrowed one of my posts for your sig!
I love that post. I was LMAO when I read it.

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Found the thread... I don't think we ever really came up with a definitive answer, just a lot of heated discussion
http://www.homebrewtalk.com/showthread.php?t=865
Glad we have to revisit that.
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Update.
The lad in work brought a can in for me (cans only here, doesn't come in bottles). Pretty tasteless up front but there's an aftertaste in there I don't like. Loads of head when poured. Bit nasty really. I won't be buying it. I've now seen some ads on TV for it, they're rebranding it as coming from "the great northern brewery" here, but it is belonging to Diagio (Guinness' owners).

I dunno if you get the "export" stuff over there, but

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