250 years ago, there was an Irish man by the name Arthur.
When Arthur was younger, he was bequeathed of £100. With that amount of money 250 years ago, being an Irish, he could have used the money to buy himself unlimited amount of stout everyday until he reaches 100 years old.
Instead, he used to money to provide people with top quality stout by setting up a brewery.
4 years later, he acquired a 9,000 year lease on the four-acre brewery at St. James’s Gate from Mark Rainsford for an annual rent of £45. With his hard work and determination, his brewery expended. He made sure everything he made was of top quality and he put up a good system in place to run the brewery. Even after his death, the brewery continued to grow until today.
And that was the story of a brilliant man who gave us Guinness Stout.
It’s been 250 years since Arthur Guinness signed the 9,000 years lease. If you had been following Sixthseal, kimberlycun, Kim Ong and Cheesie’s vague entries on “Are you going?”, it is actually regarding Arthur’s Day, which will be a global celebration by Guinness to commemorate the signing of the 9,000 years lease. Five landmark cities around the world have been chosen to host Arthur’s Day and Kuala Lumpur is one of the five cities hosting Arthur’s Day on 25 September 2009!!
A copy of the lease can still be seen at the Guinness Storehouse.
Now, imagine.. on Arthur’s Day, you have a pint of Guinness on your hands
A huge venue
With everyone screaming “For Arthur!!!!”
together with the
The Black Eyed Peas!
The Black Eyed Peas together with other international and local acts will be performing in Sunway Lagoon for Arthur’s Day on 25 September 2009.
Tickets will be sold at RM100. For more details, check out www.arthursday.com.my.
So, are you going?