Men's Guinness Toucan Rugby Shirt
The famous toucan, a signature image from Guinness's 1920's ad campaign. On the sleeve is "1759," the year that Ireland's most famous brewery was founded. Designed in Ireland. 100% heavy-duty cotton. Sizes M (38-40), L (42-44), XL (46-48), 2XL (50-52).
The most famous Dry Stout in Ireland, and in arguably the world, is Guinness ®. Arthur Guinness started his stout, or "porter" as it was then called, business in 1759 using an inheritance of what would be $150 US by today's standards. More incredibly, he signed a 9,000 year lease on a run down brewery now known as St. James Gate in Dublin. The original rent on the lease was about $70 per year and Arthur Guinness sought such long lease to ensure there was always a supply of of the essential resource for brewing stout - water. By 1930, nearly one out of every ten Dublin men depended on the Guinness ® brewery directly or indirectly to earn their livelihood. In addition, Arthur and his successors set the Guinness ®-employee standard of living well above local expectations at the time. Wages were between 10% and 20% above the average in Dublin, and paid vacations, free medical care, homes and education were all provided. And to top it off, workers received free Guinness ® to drink every day. Guinness ® is a great Irish beer with an intriguing history.
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