Guinness giveaway for anniversary

PUBLISHED : Wednesday, 23 September, 2009, 12:00am
UPDATED : Wednesday, 23 September, 2009, 12:00am

Is beer to men what shoes are to women? Maybe. Let's see what the crowd is like at McSorley's pub in SoHo this Friday evening. If it's anything like a Christian Louboutin final sale, a lot of blokes will be leaving work early and blocking Mid-Levels traffic. At precisely 5.59pm sharp, the bar will give away 250 free Guinness ales in honour of the 250th anniversary of the creation by brew master Arthur Guinness of his internationally popular dark ale.

For this historic year, Guinness has created a special 250th anniversary stout, and that's the brew the quick and the thirsty will get a chance to taste on Friday at 55 Elgin Street. It's one bottle per person.

Of course, the other sex will be rolling their eyes and wondering what the fuss is all about.