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That's good to hear! I imagine that they moved some of the equipment from Annie's up to the bar? I can't see them making the drinks in the back and bringing them up front.
 

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there was a need for glitter, tinsel, and dollar store props STAT! They really had no other choice. It was that or shut down Alpie.
 
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Just out of curiosity. When did the pub start showing regular TV channels inside? Went in today and found ESPN on.
 
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my husband loves the Ireland section of the park and this is always a favorite spot of his to stop and get a drink. Love it :)
 
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[split] Grogan’s Grill

"Annie Grogan's Irish Stout"

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Looks like Alewerks and Busch Gardens teamed up for a very unique/cool beer collaboration at Grogan's/Annie's. According to Untappd it was first available on March 18th (preview day), so I'm guessing that was the first day it was ever available or introduced to the public.

https://untappd.com/b/alewerks-brewing-company-annie-grogan-s-irish-stout/2002457
 
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I was talking with bartenders (I know, I know, never trust an employee) on Friday night and they mentioned that there will be some improvements and changes to the pub to tie in with Battle For Eire. they plan to expand the taps and offer more beer choices. There will also be some internal changes (cosmetic) changes to the interior.
 
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That sounds exciting, and I feel inclined to believe that. I hope they don't go overboard, though. Battle for Eire's theme is Ireland's "otherworld", whereas Grogan's Pub represents BGW's "real Ireland". If there is any crossover, it should be very subtle, in my opinion.

That said, Killarney takes a more unconventional and fanciful approach to what is real than most of the parks' villages. That fact has long been the topic of heated debate, as to whether or not they should use such storytelling in their countries represented. In Killarney, "magic" and "the luck of the Irish" can be found almost anywhere in the village. The more obvious examples are things like the enchanted tree and the pot of gold hidden in the fountain.

There were more subtle references at one time, like town notices from fictitious characters that existed in various shows and attractions throughout the village. One was written by Seamus; the villain of Secrets of Castle O'Sullivan, pertaining to something stolen by a mischevious leprechaun named Clancey.

One of these days, I want to create a thread about BGW lore, and how it's all connected. Ireland might be a great start for that, although my focus is mainly on Germany now. I just hope they don't ruin a good thing with Battle for Eire.
 
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You've just led me to figure out what I find so appealing about that place, but couldn't put my finger on. Walking into the Pub, there is relatively little to indicate you're even in a theme park. No Tensabarrier queue in front of you, no overhead TV advertising season passes. Just ... a pub. Kind of an oddly high ratio of open space to tables, but still. A pub.

As I have never gone in there on busy days, I can only imagine the central floor space filling with hot, thirsty people who lack a coordinated way to queue up. That does sound bad. But on other days it's the best... just stroll in, belly up, and grab a seat.

I seem to recall there being more to the place a handful of years ago, in the back...

Edit: Ahh, it was Annie's wasn't it. OK.
 

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CastleOSullivan said:
That sounds exciting, and I feel inclined to believe that. I hope they don't go overboard, though. Battle for Eire's theme is Ireland's "otherworld", whereas Grogan's Pub represents BGW's "real Ireland". If there is any crossover, it should be very subtle, in my opinion.

That said, Killarney takes a more unconventional and fanciful approach to what is real than most of the parks' villages. That fact has long been the topic of heated debate, as to whether or not they should use such storytelling in their countries represented. In Killarney, "magic" and "the luck of the Irish" can be found almost anywhere in the village. The more obvious examples are things like the enchanted tree and the pot of gold hidden in the fountain.

There were more subtle references at one time, like town notices from fictitious characters that existed in various shows and attractions throughout the village. One was written by Seamus; the villain of Secrets of Castle O'Sullivan, pertaining to something stolen by a mischevious leprechaun named Clancey.

One of these days, I want to create a thread about BGW lore, and how it's all connected. Ireland might be a great start for that, although my focus is mainly on Germany now. I just hope they don't ruin a good thing with Battle for Eire.

The subtle changes could be that in the cracks and corners of the pub, there's some vines growing inward and the "pub owners" telling guests that; "something is going on inside the ruins of the old Corkscrew Hill castle that they hadn't the courage to investigate." Plus that "They seen large shadows of mysterious creatures coming through here", would be a neat addition to the mystery of Battle for Eire that would make great build up and anticipation.
 
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