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World of Beers XXI

On tap tonight: Guinness, Ireland.

The YouTube title describes this as a “banned beer commercial,” but that’s a misnomer. It’s actually not a genuine Guinness commercial at all, but instead an ad director’s idea of a joke. Using his own equipment, he created the commercial on a budget of $320, paying the actress $300 and using the balance of $20 to buy food and a six-pack of Guinness. “IT was meant to either make people laugh or get really disgusted,” he explained. “I rather people felt the former because that’s why it was made. Just for fun.”

Diageo, which owns the Guinness brand, is pushing to have the spot removed from YouTube, so enjoy it while you can.

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