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There's still quite a range of bottled Guinness beers available in various markets so it was never eliminated completely.  I quite like the foreign export stuff which has much higher ABV. Lots of variants were tried over the years but few reached sufficient volume to be economic. By definition, a craft beer needs to be brewed in a micro brewery, and that simply wasn't the Diageo business model although  I'm not in touch with current thinking on the subject.

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by Frank Schnittger (mail Frankschnittger at hot male dotty communists) on Tue Jul 26th, 2016 at 02:08:06 PM EST
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Oh yes, lots of different variants, but the actual bottled guinness with the sediment, a real ale in a bottle, which was their best beer is the one I mean.

All of the other commercial knock-offs were of no particular value to a beer drinker cos they were all much the same thing. Even the Nigerian Guinness isn't as -cough- distinctive as it used to be.

There's no definition of a craft beer (a major weakness in the whole idea), so it doesn't need to be in a micro-brewery. A small corner of St James would have done fine. And 3% of Guinness output is only small potatoes if you compare it with the rest of Guinness, to any other brewery that's a career.

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by Helen (lareinagal at yahoo dot co dot uk) on Tue Jul 26th, 2016 at 02:22:32 PM EST
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