My goodness, my Guinness!!
A lone thief entered the Guinness brewery in Dublin, Ireland and escaped with 450 kegs of beer. This was the largest known heist from the brewery in their 248 years of doing business.
The thief drove in with a truck, attached his truck to a trailer awaiting delivery, and drove out with the beer valued over $235,000. He escaped with 180 kegs of Guinness, 180 kegs of Budweiser beer, and 90 kegs of Carlsberg. Police speculate that the man would fence the beer at pubs that want to escape the hefty taxes on alcohol.
In the past, the Irish Republican Army (IRA) or local gangs would steal alcohol or cigarettes for sympathetic pubs and bars. No heist of this magnitude has ever occurred in Dublin.
No one got a good look at the man, and police will not say whether the closed circuit TVs captured his image.
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I live in Denver, Colorado. This blog is everything about beer, wine, cider, mead and other spirits.
I am a avid homebrewer and winemaker. I’ve been making my own beer and wine for many years. I started making beer when I was in college (mostly because the drinking age in the United States is 21). My first few beers were horrible. The beers are much better now, and I often supply my neighborhood with free beer! It is a great hobby!