Dublin Beer thief fecks off with millions of pints of Guinness

Pure Genius – from The Irish Times:

A man drove a truck into the brewery on Victoria Quay, Dublin 8, yesterday evening; hitched up a trailer containing 450 kegs of different beers; and drove off into Dublin’s traffic just as rush-hour got under way.

Possibly my favourite crime, ever. I have reservations though:

The haul contained 180 kegs of Guinness, 180 kegs of Budweiser and 90 kegs of Carlsberg and has a total value of €64,000. In the pubs, the loot would represent approximately 40,500 pints and a whopping bar tab of approximately €160,000.

I’m quite shocked by this. This genius criminal had the chance to steal 450 kegs of Guinness, but instead steals some Budweiser? What the hell was he thinking? Besides, a truly discerning stout drinker would have stolen some Beamish
The Gardai are now doing random breadth tests of truck drivers, in the hope of finding the culprit.

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Writer, photographer, environmental campaigner and "known troublemaker" Dave Walsh is the founder of Blather.net, described both as "possibly the most arrogant and depraved website to be found either side of the majestic Shannon River", and "the nicest website circulating in Ireland". Half Irishman, half-bicycle. He lives in southern Irish city of Barcelona.

1 comment

  1. Although I agree you on the missed opportunity of a complete load of Guinness. It’s the perfect time of year for a mixed haul like that to keep a variety of festive punters in grog.

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