The Guinness Storehouse

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joseph98 joseph98
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A must-see for Guinness fans, and beer lovers in general Oct 26, 2016
Dublin’s most famous stout is more or less synonymous with both the Irish capital and the country as a whole, so it’s little wonder that this is the most-visited attraction in the city. It was undoubtedly the single thing I was looking forward to the most, and I’d deliberately kept it for the latter half of my trip, anticipating it being the highlight. I was not disappointed.

Situated adjacent to the Guinness Brewery in the Kilmainham area of the city, this interactive, multimedia experience is a grand and glitzy love letter to everyone’s favourite stout. And why not? Dublin is justly proud of Arthur Guinness, its favourite son and founder of the world-famous black drink way back in 1795.

Once you ascend to the first floor of a waiting MC-type who will regale you with the backstory of the founding of the brewery, dropping such titbits as there being a 9000-year lease on the place (!) and the fact that the centrepiece glass atrium is the world’s single largest pint glass. And then you’re off, let loose to explore all six floors of this beer-lovers’ paradise.

It is the hardcore beer nuts who will enjoy the opening exhibit the most, detailing as it does the ingredients (barley, hops, yeast, with examples of each on show) and process of brewing Guinness. It even takes the time to remind us that water, fresh from nearby mountains – and not the River Liffey – is a key ingredient too. It’s all completed with information on how Guinness has travelled the world to be sold in various guises.

The taste test comes next, which leads in to arguably the least-expected highlight: a section on Guinness’ legendary advertising campaigns through the years. Trust me, it’s more fun than it sounds: Guinness has justly earned a reputation for its pioneering adverts, with the one featuring Polynesian surfers (“tick follow tock follow tick”) voted the advert of the century/millennium, and origin of the slogan “good things come to those who wait”.

You can watch this and other famous ads from Guinness’ illustrious history at a faux bar; before this you get to see a fairground-esque cast of iconic Guinness characters, ranging from a laughing oyster to the fish on the bicycle…!

All this is but a buildup to the twin highlights at the end – pouring your own pint (who’d have thought there were six stages to this?) and then ascending to the panoramic ‘sky bar’, where you cash in your voucher for your complimentary pint of Guinness and take in 360-degree views of Dublin. Unfortunately, a dearth of seating and the sheer crowds do compromise on those views somewhat…but that’s small beer (pun intended) when you taste the Guinness they serve here which is, of course, as good as it gets!
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Zagnut66 says:
Congrats on being featured Joe!
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simsing says:
Congrats on the feature, Joseph!
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hightide says:
Congrats on your featured review, Joseph :)
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Liselore_Verschuren Liselore…
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Essential sight in Dublin Jun 13, 2011
No visit to Dublin could ever be complete without a trip to the Guinness Storehouse, it is what the Eiffel Tower is for Paris.

This Storehouse is a huge complex and upon entering it, it is as if you are at some small branch of Disneyland. There are television screens, special lighting, special music, this is not just a brewery you can also visit if you like, this is an amusement park. It costs a hefty buck to get in and the first thing you see is a huge store full of expensive Guinness merchandise, but once you are past all that, it gets interesting. Not because of the exposition that shows the entire process of how Guinness is made and what it’s ingredients are, but because of the amazing architecture of the building.

It is very industrial, yet atmospheric, and even though it is pretty dark, especially at the bottom floors, the special lighting brings the place to life.

You can watch old television commercials of Guinness, learn how the barrels are made and have a taste of it ofcourse. You can pour your own glass of Guinness and finally enjoy the excellent view over Dublin from the top floor where there is a bar (you can also get other drinks here beside Guinness).
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sylviandavid says:
sounds fun.... I would like the old commercials...
Posted on: Jan 28, 2012
malinita malinita
62 reviews
Guinness storehouse Aug 18, 2011
If you are interesting in guinness and who it is made you shall visiit this place. here you can learn about the history of the famouse guinness.

in the museum you go up in a tower and on the top you can see out over the town. and grabbe you free guinness as a thanks for your visit.

the also have a nice giftshope.

this is maybe one of the most famouse places to visit in dublin.
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