In my previous post on my four fun-filled days in Dublin, my boyfriend and I visited the Guinness Storehouse. This was a self-guided tour through the seven floors of the Guinness Storehouse.
When we first walked in we had to print off our already pre-booked tickets and then headed to the start of the tour. The tour began in the huge gift shop. We also were standing at the bottom of the biggest pint glass in the world.
The tour began with an employee telling us about the contract that they had showcased at the beginning of the tour.
Then we were left to our own devices. As we went through the floors we were shown the process of how Guinness is made.
One: Malted Barley gets crushed.
two: heated water is added
three: mashed to extract the brewing sugars
four: the roasting process
five: hops added
seven: nitrogen added to the packing process
How to pull the perfect pint class.
On the next floor you can be taught how to pull the perfect pint of Guinness. Graduate the class and get your certificate! We didn’t do this part because the line was sooo long. We continued our way through the Guinness Storehouse.
Guinness Storehouse advertising.
Another section in the Storehouse was the advertising through the years of Guinness. Many animals have been used throughout the years to advertise Guinness.
In my opinion some of these advertising campaigns didn’t make sense. Nowadays not many ad campaigns actually make sense!
What does a fish riding a bike have to do with Guinness?! Your guess is as good as mine.
The gravity bar.
This place was packed. I didn’t like it. I’m not a huge fan of big groups and I hate the smell of Guinness it has always been a big trigger for me even working in the restaurant. I stood on the outskirts of the room sipping my coke as my boyfriend walked around and drank his Guinness.
We didn’t stay here very long and we then made our way back down the seven floors using the lift this time. It was interesting to find out about how Guinness is made but I didn’t really enjoy my time here. A self-guided tour didn’t really interest me. I didn’t feel like I learned as much as I could have if the tour was with a tour guide. I found myself getting bored very easily.
This may be a different opinion to what others would say but this is my honest opinion. I’d definitely recommend going to the Guinness Storehouse if you are visiting Ireland.
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