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On March 17, it is Saint Patrick's Day – a day to celebrate all things Irish. And you might do this by going down to your local Irish pub and drinking a pint of Guinness ... or two.
Beer has been brewed for as long as humans have been cultivating crops. It's actually made of very healthy ingredients: hops, brewer's yeast, malt and barley. Guinness is known for its hearty taste, which is why it is called a "stout". "Stout" is also another word for "heavy" or "fat". Sometimes stout is also called "porter", going back to the porters who used to like a beer that was almost like a meal.
Heavier also means more calories, so Guinness is becoming less popular in Europe, where people are used to watching their weight. Do our quiz on Guinness to find out more about whether it really is good for you. Brush up your health-related vocabulary and the use of the phrase used to as you go along. Ready?
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