I like to try new things and it seemed fitting to try Guinness at the Guinness Storehouse in Dublin, Ireland. I had never had Guinness before and since it was a clear sunny day in Dublin, (which my friend told me was very rare lately) I took her advice and went to the Guinness Storehouse.
The Guinness Storehouse is seven floors dedicated to all things Guinness. Once you pay your entrance fee of 16.50 (in Euros, of course) you go upstairs and start your Guinness experience. You will get a history of how Guinness was started and see all the elements that make up this extremely popular dark beer. Now I could go on and tell you about the importance of each ingredient (water, barley, hops, yeast) but then that would take away from the pictures I took for you, so enjoy.
I took this side view picture so you could get an idea of what hops looks like.
This water feature doubles as a wishing well as you can see by all the coins. I wonder what they would have done had I started scooping coins out of the water?
The next three pics are of older advertisements for Guinness…I’m not sure how I feel about these. It’s clear that these advertisements were used years ago and are no longer in circulation. You just don’t see these type of advertisements in America in this day and age.
Guinness is one of the most popular beers in Africa, and there have been tons of advertising directed to the Africa audience. These next two pics are of advertisements that were only used in Africa.
Your entry ticket entitles you to a couple of tastings. I had Guinness Stout upstairs in The Gravity Bar.
The next two pics are views from The Gravity Bar which is on the 7th floor of the Guinness Storehouse.
Guinness is to be poured at an angle and you do not fill it to the top. The beer will rise after you put the glass down.
I didn’t order 3 beers, these belonged to the people standing next to me so I had to be a bit sneaky to take this picture. I guess I could have just asked but I wasn’t in the mood to talk to anyone. I was happy, nothing was wrong I just didn’t feel like engaging with anyone, have you ever felt that way?
The Guinness below is the most popular Guinness in Africa. I tasted it, but I am not a Guinness girl. It’s a bit too bitter for me but I’m glad I got to taste my first Guinness in Ireland!