Thursday, September 28, 2006

Statistics can be fun

A few weeks ago I posted some scary cigarette smoking stats, so here instead are some fun non-scary booze related stuff, specifically for Guinness and will not, I guarantee, send you scurrying into a corner to hide with a pillow.

There is a pub, in the soho vicinity, that specialises in Guinness, if you drink the stuff then you've probably been there, it's The Toucan on Soho Square. It has to be one of the tiniest pubs in London let alone Soho, but has more taps of Guinness than in any pub I've ever been to, which might help to explain how the following was possible.

On St.Patrick's day 2005 they got through 43 kegs of Guinness.

There is approximately 85 pints in a keg.

Which means that The Toucan served a staggering 3,655 pints in a 24hr period.

In fact, more accurately, their hours of opening are from 11am to 11pm, so they served 3,655 pints over 12 hours.

Or 304 1/2 pints per hour, or unbelievably 5 pints per minute (remembering that it takes 119.5 seconds to pour the perfect pint).

Which is nice.

2 Thoughts?:

Anonymous Clay Parker Jones said...

That's almost 150 pints of pure alcohol...

12:30 am  
Anonymous gerry said...

I think you are hinting at hitting the Toucans to get the best deal when it comes to drinking , right??? :) Anyways the stats is good for people like me who just love drinking, especially on special occasions like Oktoberfest and St. Patrick's day. Do visit my blog coz I have a list of great pubs that you may wanna check out too.

12:09 pm  

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