My Goodness…there are dead fish parts in every pint of Guinness? (Seriously!)

· · in The Fisheries Blog. ·

 By Patrick Cooney

Are you planning to enjoy a delicious Guinness or Harp beer this St. Patrick’s Day?  Then be prepared to swallow bits of dead fish (seriously!).

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I am currently sitting in Chicago as the river is dyed green for what I once believed was my rightful Birthday…St. Patrick’s Day.  Just as I was once surprised to learn that I would not be getting presents on this day, I am now surprised to find that dead fish play a critical step in the process of making Guinness, my favorite Irish beer.