“Ireland’s national police force, the Garda Siochana, announced the nationwide manhunt earlier today. A lone man drove into the brewery Wednesday and hitched a fully loaded beer trailer to his truck, driving away with 180 kegs of Guinness stout, 180 kegs of Budweiser and 90 kegs of Danish beer Carlsberg. Guinness brews the latter two under license.
The kegs held the equivalent of 39,600 British pints and they had a value of about $235,000, the police estimated. Diageo, the company that owns Guinness, says it’s the biggest theft in the brewery’s 248-year history.”