Beer burglar steals 450 kegs from Guinness brewery

In a daring and apparently unprecedented bit of crime, someone broke into the Guinness brewery in Dublin yesterday and stole 450 kegs of beer and stout. And the manhunt is on.

Ireland’s national police force, the Garda Siochana,
announced the nationwide manhunt earlier today. A lone man drove into
the brewery Wednesday and hitched a fully loaded beer trailer to his
truck, driving away with 180 kegs of Guinness stout, 180 kegs of
Budweiser and 90 kegs of Danish beer Carlsberg. Guinness brews the
latter two under license.

The kegs held the equivalent of 39,600 British pints and they had a
value of about $235,000, the police estimated. Diageo, the company that
owns Guinness, says it’s the biggest theft in the brewery’s 248-year history.

The historic brewery is a major tourist attraction. Here’s more information about the place.

taken from USA today
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