Dealing with Dublin

    July 12, 2011 at 2:47 pm

    Let’s face it, when you are out in Ireland you are definitely going to be drinking.  Guinness goes hand in hand with Ireland, and when in Dublin, no visit is complete without a trip to the Guinness Storehouse.  From here you can trace back the history and brewing process of the iconic Guinness.  The Guinness Storehouse building is shaped into a giant pint that stretches up seven stories.  If filled, the building would hold 14.3 million pints of Guinness.   The favorite part of the Guinness Storehouse, for many, is the Gravity Room/Bar, which sits at the “Head of the Pint” and features breathtaking views of Dublin.  While up there, guests are free to enjoy the view with a complimentary pint of Guinness.


    The Guinness Storehouse Gravity Room

    The Guinness Storehouse Gravity Room

    However, a visit to the home of Guinness would not be complete without different exhibitions that take you into the history of Guinness, as well as the brewing process.  Some of the featured events that can be experienced, include a Virtual Master Brew that takes you through a guided step by step process of the entire brewing process.  At 10 a.m. each morning in the St. James brewery, experienced tasters taste samples and make sure that the Guinness being shipped out is at its highest quality.  At the Guinness Storehouse, visitors get to meet the tasters, and have the opportunity to taste the freshly brewed Guinness and learn all about it.  Visitors also get the chance to learn the six simple steps to pouring the perfect Guinness Pint.  This is where I now book my trip to Dublin to go visit the Guinness Storehouse. Cheers!

    Barrels of Guinness



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