Goodbye to Guinness: Stout dropped from UK inflation tracker

The move does not suggest Guinness is waning in popularity in the UK

Michelle and Barack Obama on their visit to Ireland in 2011. The UK’s Office for National Statistics will no longer track the price of a pint of Guinness

The price of a pint of Guinness will no longer be included among the items UK statisticians use to measure inflation.

The Office for National Statistics on Monday said draught stout would be removed from “basket of goods and services” used to track consumer spending and shopping habits.

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