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Why are Kiwi pubs running out of Guinness?

In every city in the world you'll find the essential Irish Pub.

It'll have a few clover flags, some Pogues on the stereo and most importantly of all a tap serving up big dark glasses of Guinness.

However, TVNZ1's Seven Sharp has discovered that in the past couple of weeks New Zealand's Guinness stocks have dried up to the point many Irish bars around the country have had to serve Kilkenny instead.

Reporter Lucas de Jong was sent along to find out more about the great Guinness shortage of 2018.

Seven Sharp has discovered that in the past couple of weeks, Guinness stocks have dried up to the point some Irish bars have had to serve something else. Source: Seven Sharp