Another place which we wanted to squeeze into our first day activities was the Guinness Storehouse in Dublin. For those of you who don’t know, Guinness is a dark beer brewed in Ireland, originally brewed in Dublin itself, while present breeding takes place elsewhere.
The Storehouse was pretty sweet. We paid 12 Euro for entrance, and your entrance gets you self-guided tour access throughout the entirety of the building, along with a taste-testing session and a free Guinness beer at the end of the tour, at the sky bar.
After doing the tour and learning about the history of the Guinness brewing process, we eventually made our way to the taste-testing session, which was pretty tasty, if I may say so. I was previously not a fan of Guinness, but this experience changed my perspective of the beer.
To close, rather than have our drinks made for us at the top of the bar, you can get your drink by being taught how to pour the “perfect pint,” by a trained bartender. Essentially, you just pour at a 45 degree angle until it is about a third of the way full, let it rest for a bit, and then pour the rest of the way. Which is basically how you pour any other beer. All in all, the Guinness Storehouse is absolutely a must-see if you go to Dublin.