Friday, July 29, 2016

Past POIs - Guinness Storehouse [Dublin, Ireland]

Located in Dublin Ireland is the Guinness Storehouse which is something that Allison wanted to see, which was odd since she doesn't drink, but continue reading to find out why we ended up going and if it is worthwhile!

The 6 floors of the Guinness Storehouse.
Inside the Guinness Storehouse.
The Guinness Storehouse is 6 floors of Guinness, which is odd, since there is no 6th floor, it goes from 5th to 7th. The site is where they used to make Guinness in the past and now is a museum and tourist attraction dedicated to showing everyone how they make Guinness and what makes it unique. They also go through taste testing where they show you how you are supposed to drink it.

Me with four 1st pour Guinness'
Now, with your ticket is a voucher which gives you one pint of Guinness which is redeemable at the Gravity Bar on the 7th floor or you can go to the 4th floor and learn how to properly pour a pint of Guinness and at the end of the lesson, you get a certificate to acknowledge that you know how to do so. And this certificate is the reason that we came. The lesson is actually pretty neat since you actually need to do two pours in order to make a pint of Guinness and the glasses that they make are actually designed to assist the bartender to show them when they should stop. I thought it was actually quite interesting to learn how it is done. After we finished the lesson, we went to Gravity Bar and the place is packed, it made me glad that we did the lesson instead of trying to grab our pint there. It does provide a very nice view of the surrounding area though.

Our finished products.
We spent roughly 2.5 hours here and the tour is at your own pace. You can purchase tickets online, however the price is the same as if you walk in. Don't worry about the line, the storehouse is really big once you go inside.

Visit the official site for more information at https://www.guinness-storehouse.com/en

Come back next Friday for another Past Point of Interest!