Now I’m not much of a drinker, but I do imbibe from time to time. Last night I got a wild hair and picked up a six-pack of Guinness Draught Bottles, (when I drink beer, I like to taste beer) and cracked one open when I got home. I didn’t bother reading the label or anything… a good beer is a good beer, right? Pop the top and enjoy. The part of the label I did read was that you don’t need a glass to get the full experience with this stuff, so bottoms up!
But when I got to the bottom of the bottle, I found something more than beer in there.
“What the ????”
A little plastic thingy that looked to be part of the filling equipment was rattling around inside. By this time I’m looking pretty closely at the label for a phone number to call and complain. (I’m not big on product liability lawsuits, but I’ve got to admit, the thought of a fat settlement check did cross my mind.) The label didn’t really say anything about it, but did have a web address, and there I got the straight poop.
Enjoy the authentic taste of GUINNESS anytime, anywhere thanks to another clever little invention, the “rocket widget.”
Once the bottle is opened, the “rocket widget” creates the famous surge and forms the signature creamy head right inside. Every time you take a drink from the bottle the “rocket widget” refreshes the surge so that you get the perfect pint taste with every sip. Ingenious.
Turns out they’ve had this feature in their bottled brew since 2001 (shows how often I get out!) Neat idea. And thinking back, I do remember having a bit more froth whilst sipping than I’d usually experience with a bottle of beer. I’ll have to pay more attention on my next one.