Here’s something to celebrate: the birthday of Guinness originator Arthur Guinness (September 22nd), also known as Guinness Arthur’s Day. Established in 2009 during the 250-year anniversary, Arthur’s Day commemorates the life and legacy of the innovator (he signed a 9,000-year lease!) and the now-legendary Guinness beer, which Arthur brought to the world in 1759. Hence, there will be a worldwide toast to Arthur at 17:59.

Arthur Guinness Day, this Thursday, brings people together in their local pubs, their cities and around the globe to share and toast the black stuff together. Come celebrate at the pub…here’s what’s on tap for the evening of September 22:

  • A pub-wide Guinness toast at 5:59pm
  • Guinness Girls from 5-7pm
  •  $1 off Guinness pints
  • Guinness gifts and prizes

More about Arthur from Wikipedia:

Arthur Guinness (1725 – 23 January 1803) was an Irish brewer and the founder of the Guinness brewery business and family.

Arthur Guinness was the founder of the Guinness brewery business, an entrepreneur, visionary and philanthropist. Guinness laid the foundations for Guinness Brewery. At 27, in 1752, Guinness’s godfather Arthur Price, the Church of Ireland Archbishop of Cashel, bequeathed him £100 in his will. Guinness invested the money and in 1755 had a brewery at Leixlip, just 17 km from Dublin. In 1759, Guinness went to the city and set up his own business. He took a 9,000 year lease on the 4-acre (16,000 m2) brewery at St. James’s Gate from Mark Rainsford for an annual rent of £45.