This is the first pint of Dublin Porter, brewed by Uncle Arthur, to be sold anywhere in the world in the last 200 years and Toners, which was built some 275 years ago, was fittingly selected to serve up the first pint – not least as it has often been accused of selling the best pint of Guinness in Ireland.
The first customers to get their lips around the ‘new’ brew were Mark Rohleder of Waxy O’Connors Pub Group in the US and John Kaye.
“In all those years, a lot of Porter has been sold by Guinness and consumed in Toners pub,” commented Toners’ Co-owner Mick Quinn, “Arthur Guinness would rise up from his grave to see this”.
Also being launched (in bottled format only) is Guinness West Indian Porter, a stronger Porter, based on another 200 year-old recipe that sold in the West Indies all those years ago.
According to Mick, Toners pub has been slow to enter the craft beer market, “… but we did have to wait until the real thing arrived!”.