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I don’t drink much Guinness these days, which is a shame, but I have a deep, fond love for the stuff. It goes back to my college days when, tired of watered down $2 pitchers of Coors Light, my friends and I would save our pennies and splurge once in a while on Guinness pints or Black & Tan’s at our local Irish Pub. We’d eat bowls and bowls of free pretzels, play really bad games of darts and coerce Colin the bartender to do handstand push-ups on the bar. I loved that place far more than the cheaper pitcher joint packed with the pretty people. Quirky neighborhood joints with interesting clientele have always been more my thing.

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I didn’t grow up in an Irish family.  Or neighborhood.  Or community.  I wouldn’t call Phoenix, Arizona a hotbed of Celtic culture.  Growing up the only way I remember celebrating St. Patrick’s Day was to make absolutely sure I was wearing green on March 17th.  Absolutely sure.  Pity the poor kid that forgot.  Many sharp hard pinches were coming their way.

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