Pouring a Guinness

What does beer have to with weather?


Captain D the bar tender

Learning to properly pour a Guinness.

How does beer and weather mix? Well, I learned the temperature for making a perfect Guinness starts at 232 degrees Celsius.

Second, my grade nine teacher pointed out that London, England is much farther north than many cities in Canada, but it is much warmer at the same latitude. Dublin, Ireland (Guinness capital of the world) is the same latitude as Goose Bay, Labrador at 53 degrees north. But Goose Bay can be -15 C whereas Dublin will typically be +15 C. Why the huge difference? Think…Gulf Stream.

In January, 2019 a United B777 diverted into YYR (Goose Bay ) due to a “medical.” The temperature was -30 C so one of the cabin doors would not close. Passengers were left to sit on the plane and cycle through the small, inadequate airport facility. Can you say “gong show?” Another exemplification that medical diversions are a challenge. And then some!

Now back from a Dublin vacation and I’m off to Sao Paulo tomorrow. Last time there, I diverted into Brasilia for a medical. Yes, another gong show. I sure hope the three year old boy is doing well.

United delayed for 20 hours in Goose Bay, Labrador.

United delayed for 20 hours in Goose Bay, Labrador.