Vancouver bar bashed for poorly-poured pint of Guinness

A Vancouver bar shared this image on social media of a poorly-poured pint of Guinness. Photo from Railtown Café

A Vancouver bar has learned a valuable lesson after it sparked backlash for posting an image online of a poorly-poured pint of Guinness.

Railtown Café recently took to social media to promote an upcoming St. Patrick’s Day party. In its advertisement, the bar displayed a photo of a basket of deep-fried nuggets and a pint of Guinness beer spilling over. But people were appalled at the careless presentation of the pint, with its lack of foam head and the pooling puddle at the bottom of the glass.

It didn’t take long for Irish media, like The Independent and, to pick up the story. Naturally, they weren’t impressed.

Given that this is Canada (where everyone is extremely polite), the bar has since apologized on Facebook for its sloppy ways. It also shared a new image of a much tidier pint of Guinness, as well as a gift to any peeved person with an Irish passport: “a perfectly poured Guinness and a shot of Jameson.”

Hopefully by Friday, staff at the Railtown Café will have consulted the instructional guide on how to properly pour a Guinness. It involves tipping the glass at the perfect angle, pouring to a certain point, waiting for the foam to settle, and topping it up. Cheers to that!