With the Christmas party season getting into gear it's boom time for Guinness - but one crafty criminal decided to help himself to some of their festive spirit.
The sneaky thief drove a truck into the Guinness Brewery on Dublin's Victoria Quay on Wednesday and made off with a trailer full of booze.
Local police say the villain drove away with 180 kegs of Guinness, 180 kegs of Budweiser and 90 kegs of Carlsberg worth an estimated £45,000.
The 450 kegs contain around 40,000 pints.
Dimwitted quote of the week goes to Grainne Mackin (is that a made-up name?). [Emphasis mine.]
Grainne Mackin, spokeswoman for Guinness's owners Diageo Ireland, said it is the first time such a robbery has taken place on the company's premises.
"What could they possibly want with all that beer?"
I really can't imagine. However, were I the Gardai, I know where I'd start looking for it...