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Old 09-15-2011, 08:46 PM
 
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Irish people in Boston: What are the most Irish things you see in Boston?

Anything you see or eat or hear or experience or whatsoever else, that makes you think of Ireland?

Where? What? Etc.?
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Old 09-15-2011, 09:12 PM
 
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The most Irish thing I see? Easy, my SO, who is from Ireland....
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Old 09-16-2011, 01:29 AM
 
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The most Irish thing I see? Easy, my SO, who is from Ireland....
I was gonna say...the Irish.
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Old 09-16-2011, 07:27 AM
 
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I'm from Cork and have been living in Boston for nearly three years now.

Even tho Boston is an 'Irish' city and full of Irish Americans and has a good bunch Irish immigrants, very little reminds me of home.

Boston is very different to Ireland in every aspect for good and bad; Watching TV, work, food, shopping, sports, nightlife, people's personalities, commuting, landscape etc. It is most certainly an American City in a different continent to Ireland.

Unless its something very obvious to me i just presume its normal procedure. Like in the thread about walking on roads instead of sidewalks, where i said it was like what people do in Ireland. That would never remind me of home because to me its normal procedure, i didnt know it was unusual for people to do that in the US. Hopefully that made sense

The one thing that reminds me of home tho (and i dont know if it really counts) is having a cup of Barry's Tea either in work or at home...for some reason its always a kind of surreal moment that reminds me of being on the couch at home with my family watching tv on a sunday night no matter where i am in the world. Thank god Barry's Tea is not that hard to find in Boston.
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Old 09-16-2011, 07:33 AM
 
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Oh and bars and clubs closing at 2am, same as back home. It pisses me off back home and here
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Old 09-16-2011, 07:40 AM
 
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Oh and bars and clubs closing at 2am, same as back home. It pisses me off back home and here
How about the Guinness?

I drank Guinness in Ireland, and never had a Guinness anywhere that comes anywhere near to how great it tasted in Ireland. Must be the water?

But, in other cities, I've certainly had better and worse Guinnesses in different places - it's horrible in Japan where I'm currently living, by the way.

What's your take on the Guinness in Boston?
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Old 09-16-2011, 07:53 AM
 
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How about the Guinness?

I drank Guinness in Ireland, and never had a Guinness anywhere that comes anywhere near to how great it tasted in Ireland. Must be the water?

But, in other cities, I've certainly had better and worse Guinnesses in different places - it's horrible in Japan where I'm currently living, by the way.

What's your take on the Guinness in Boston?
The Guinness most commonly found in the U.S. is specifically brewed for the U.S. market. You won't find it in Ireland. There are some varieties that come closer to the Irish version, but harder to find, like Guinness Extra Stout, for example.
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Old 09-16-2011, 10:14 AM
 
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Guinness in Boston for me can vary from place to place between awful and above average but nothing like back home. The worst crime against Guinness i've seen, is places that serve it in a pitcher

The Guinness you get in Ireland is from the Dublin brewery while i think the majority of Guinness in the US is brewed in Canada. In the US its less thick and more watery so it doesnt taste the same.

When i go home for Christmas i usually drink my fare share to make up for what i'm missing but then when i'm back in Boston i wait a good few weeks so i forget the true taste before i have one in Boston.

Best stout in Boston is Gritty McDuffs, i'd take that over a Guinness here but it ain't got nuthin' on a Guinness from back home.
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Old 09-16-2011, 07:59 PM
 
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The Guinness you get in Ireland is from the Dublin brewery while i think the majority of Guinness in the US is brewed in Canada. In the US its less thick and more watery so it doesnt taste the same.
Seems like there MUST be a place somewhere in Boston, where people import the real deal directly from Ireland...like authentic Ireland kegs to some Boston pub.

Or are there some kind of laws setup to prevent that?
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Old 09-19-2011, 08:50 AM
 
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There are rumours of bars in NYC that import it and charge an extra $2 for the real stuff...dont know if its true tho
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