Friday, 15 June 2012
Guinness Storehouse in Dublin
While in Dublin part of our long (hen) weekend was to visit the Guinness storehouse, this was the first time for me, so was looking forward to it. Once inside you make your way to the first floor, there is a shop if you fancy buying anything. Then the tour begins with lots of old machinery, written information and videos informing us about how guinness is made. There are four ingredients used to make guinness barley, hops, water and yeast. There is also information about the Guinness family too.
Then there is a small tasting, I have to say that it is not really my favorite tipple (sorry). There are a number of restaurants and you can even learn how to pull your own pint correctly and get a certificate to prove it!
At the top is Gravity bar with 360 degree views of Dublin, there you can sit and enjoy your pint of guinness relaxing and looking at Dublin. We were lucky to get seats of us all, and no we did not drink all those empty pint glasses! It certainly would be cool to be there at night to get the lights!
Afterwards we hopped back onto the bus into Dublin centre, I managed to get a photo of the bar from the bus. It is a cool looking bar!