When visiting Dublin, Ireland, no trip would be complete without a visit to the Guinness Storehouse. For Guinness lovers, the Guinness Storehouse is the happiest place on earth.
The Guinness storehouse is located in central Dublin and easy to get to on foot. As you get closer to the site, you will see street signs directing the way. The museum is located at the original site of the first Guinness factory.
You can purchase your tickets online, or at the storehouse. With your entrance ticket, you can access all the floors of the storehouse, as well as have the option of attending a class to learn the art of pouring the perfect pint of Guinness or you can enjoy a pint at the top floor Gravity bar.
If one level of Guinness facts is not enough for you, you'll be happy to know that there are seven floors of Guinness history to quench your thirst for knowledge.
When you first enter the stroehouse, you are in fact standing inside the world's largest pint glass. From here, you can enter the rest of the museum or head to the gift shop to look for that perfect Guinness souvenir.
There is a floor dedictated to the history of Guinness including a copy of the original 9000 year lease Arthur Guinness signed for the St. James Gate factory. The general process of how Guinness beer is made is explained through beautiful 3-D animations and multimedia movies. From the harvesting of the barley, to the fermentation, no step is left out of the process.
On another floor holds a collection of Guinness paranehernalia, and advertising campaigns over the course of its history. It is here where you will find all kinds of coasters, bottles mugs, and promotional items that have been created. The history of the Guinness book of records also has its own section.
If you're looking for a more hands on expereience, there is a floor where you can learn to pour a proper pint of Guinness and earn a certificuate as proof. For those who want a challenge, you can also learn how to create a shamrock design in the foam.
When you've had your fill of Guinness history, you can relax at the top floor Gravity Bar. The Gravity bar has walls made of glass and offers a stunning 360 degree view of Dublin. It is here where you can enjoy a perfect guiness poured by the experts.
TThe Guinness storehouse is one of the best beer museums I've visited. It has the perfect combination of history, facts and beer tasting.
The key ingredient to every beer is the water used in the fermentationa. Some people say if you've never had a pint of Guinness in Dublin, then you haven't had a true Guinness. I have to admit, the Guinness in Dublin does taste different from the locally brewed Guinness back home. But is it enough to change someone into a Guinness fan? Next time you're in Dublin, give it a try.
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