On my last full day in Dublin, I toured the Guinness Storehouse with my bro-in-law, Laird. Though this experience could be used to help me prepare to knock # 83 off my bucket list, I didn’t actually learn much of anything new about the actual brewing process. That is not to say that there isn’t ample information about brewing there–I’ve just been on so many brewery tours and I paid part of my college tuition by working for a a microbrewery.
While there I DID learn:
- that the Guinness Storehouse is the number 1 Dublin tourist attraction,
- how to pour the perfect pint (did you know that there are actually six steps?),
- that the “Gravity Bar” on the sixth floor has one of the best views with panoramic views of Dublin City,and finally
- although this is one of the most talked about tourist attractions in Dublin–save your 15 quid (13 if you book online). The tour is self-guided, is not an actual working storehouse or brewery (its a museum), and you can enjoy an equally tasty pint of black stuff for about € 4.50.