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    Dublin beer bandit raids Guinness
    By SHAWN POGATCHNIK Associated Press Writer
    Article Last Updated: 11/30/2007 04:22:19 AM MST


    DUBLIN, Ireland—Irish police were hunting for a beer bandit who stole 450 full kegs from the Guinness brewery—the largest heist ever at Ireland's largest brewer.
    National police said a lone man drove into the brewery—a Dublin landmark and top tourist attraction—on Wednesday and hitched his truck to a fully loaded trailer awaiting delivery to city pubs.

    Diageo PLC, the beverage company that owns Guinness, said the brewery had never suffered such a large-scale theft before in its 248-year history.

    Police said the raider took 180 kegs of Guinness stout, 180 kegs of U.S. lager Budweiser and 90 kegs of Danish beer Carlsberg. Guinness brews both of those foreign brands under license for sale in Ireland.

    Police declined to say whether the theft had been captured by closed-circuit surveillance cameras. No description of the suspect was issued, suggesting that nobody got a good look at him.

    Each keg holds about 88 British-sized pints, the most common serving size in Ireland, equivalent to 20 ounces each. The total theft involves 39,600 pints with a retail value exceeding $235,000.

    Police said it would be difficult for the thief to sell the stolen beer without attracting attention, unless he has criminal associates who own a network of pubs.

    But customs agents say it is common for pubs to sell stolen or smuggled cigarettes and alcohol, particularly counterfeit-labeled supplies of vodka, to avoid paying hefty taxes.

    In the past, the outlawed Irish Republican Army and other gangs have hijacked truck shipments of alcoholic beverages and cigarettes for resale in pubs run by sympathizers or friends. Those raids typically happen in rural areas, never in the center of Dublin.

    The Republic of Ireland, a country of 4.2 million, has more than 10,000 pubs and bars. The Guinness brewery in Dublin is the biggest supplier, producing more than 5 million kegs annually.
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    Originally posted by lynchembaby View Post
    Dublin beer bandit raids Guinness
    By SHAWN POGATCHNIK Associated Press Writer
    Article Last Updated: 11/30/2007 04:22:19 AM MST


    DUBLIN, Ireland—Irish police were hunting for a beer bandit who stole 450 full kegs from the Guinness brewery—the largest heist ever at Ireland's largest brewer.
    National police said a lone man drove into the brewery—a Dublin landmark and top tourist attraction—on Wednesday and hitched his truck to a fully loaded trailer awaiting delivery to city pubs.

    Diageo PLC, the beverage company that owns Guinness, said the brewery had never suffered such a large-scale theft before in its 248-year history.

    Police said the raider took 180 kegs of Guinness stout, 180 kegs of U.S. lager Budweiser and 90 kegs of Danish beer Carlsberg. Guinness brews both of those foreign brands under license for sale in Ireland.

    Police declined to say whether the theft had been captured by closed-circuit surveillance cameras. No description of the suspect was issued, suggesting that nobody got a good look at him.

    Each keg holds about 88 British-sized pints, the most common serving size in Ireland, equivalent to 20 ounces each. The total theft involves 39,600 pints with a retail value exceeding $235,000.

    Police said it would be difficult for the thief to sell the stolen beer without attracting attention, unless he has criminal associates who own a network of pubs.

    But customs agents say it is common for pubs to sell stolen or smuggled cigarettes and alcohol, particularly counterfeit-labeled supplies of vodka, to avoid paying hefty taxes.

    In the past, the outlawed Irish Republican Army and other gangs have hijacked truck shipments of alcoholic beverages and cigarettes for resale in pubs run by sympathizers or friends. Those raids typically happen in rural areas, never in the center of Dublin.

    The Republic of Ireland, a country of 4.2 million, has more than 10,000 pubs and bars. The Guinness brewery in Dublin is the biggest supplier, producing more than 5 million kegs annually.
    Anyone know where I can sell 180 kegs of Bud? I'm keeping the Guiness and Carlsberg!!

    mmmmmmmmmmmmmmm.......Guinesssssssss!!

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    • #3
      Someone's planning one helluva New Year's Party :dance:
      The Whiskyteers ~ One for all, and all for MORE!!!!

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      Spiffing sig, MasterShake :cheers:

      You know, in certain older civilized cultures, when men failed as entirely as you have, they would throw themselves on their swords ~ The Operative, Serenity

      Maybe Slowick should pay attention

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Den21-Bal19 View Post
        Someone's planning one helluva New Year's Party

        Yes, but it's "bring your own beer," and I'm not sharing mine!!!

        I've told my wife I won a lifetime supply of guiness, but she's complaining that 450 kegs are starting to clutter up the living room!!!

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        • #5
          Originally posted by jetrazor74 View Post
          Yes, but it's "bring your own beer," and I'm not sharing mine!!!

          I've told my wife I won a lifetime supply of guiness, but she's complaining that 450 kegs are starting to clutter up the living room!!!
          It would be downright rude of me not to offer to help to shift the clutter
          The Whiskyteers ~ One for all, and all for MORE!!!!

          Broncomania Best Foreign Poster
          BFC.........D Will #27.............D Nash #29
          You'll Never Walk Alone




          Spiffing sig, MasterShake :cheers:

          You know, in certain older civilized cultures, when men failed as entirely as you have, they would throw themselves on their swords ~ The Operative, Serenity

          Maybe Slowick should pay attention

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Den21-Bal19 View Post
            It would be downright rude of me not to offer to help to shift the clutter
            alright, you can have the 180 kegs of Bud if you help me move the rest to the basement!!!

            I'll be keeping an eye on the guiness and carlsberg!!!

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            • #7
              Bah, the Guinness was the only one worth stealing :p

              Ireland...IRELAND, together standing taaaall. Shoulder to shoulder we'll answer Ireland's caaaall.

              Best national anthem ever actually, I'm not even Irish :p
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              Elvon Millervil eat grues for breakfast.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by muse View Post
                Bah, the Guinness was the only one worth stealing :p

                Ireland...IRELAND, together standing taaaall. Shoulder to shoulder we'll answer Ireland's caaaall.

                Best national anthem ever actually, I'm not even Irish :p
                I know, but the rest was on the trailer and I figured someone might start asking questions if I started unloading half of it!!!

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by SM19
                  The perfect crime.

                  yesh, and now I'm working hard to conceal the..*hic*...evidensh!

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