For Guinness lovers there is nothing more satisfying than having a drink of the dark stuff right form the source. This is the St. James Gate Brewery and Guinness Storehouse. For my Guinness loving husband this was an item checked off his wish list.
Jack Has Found Heaven at the St. James Gate Brewery And Guinness Storehouse
The best part of the brewery building is the top floor Gravity Bar. Here you can sit and enjoy a professional poured glass of Guinness while you take in the 360 degree views of Dublin.
During a tour of the Guinness Storehouse you get to see the brewing equipment and learn the history of the beer and how it is made. The building is full of historic artifacts and equipment that was used in the early brewing practices. Old advertisement materials and Guinness products are on display as well, and of course there is retail shop to purchase a variety of items with Guinness logos and images.
Some Interesting And Quirky Guinness and Irish Facts
- Guinness is still prescribed to patients in some hospitals for its healthful benefits.
- The beer plays a great part in the history of Ireland. It waround the world. The largest producing one next to Dublin is the one in Nigeria, Africa.
- On average there is a new Irish Pub opened somewhere in the world every day!
- The largest record of Guinness sold to date is 6000 pints in 3 days. This was during an Italian Army conference held at an Irish pub in Italy.
- There are currently 60 Irish pubs around the world that are made to be exact duplicates of ones in Ireland.
- There are approximately 10,500 pubs in Ireland for a population of 3.6 million, that works out to one pub for about every 340 people.
- Ten million pints of Guinness aas first brewed 250 years ago. Huge ships used to export barrels of it all over the world.Today there are breweries scattered in many places re consumed everyday in the world.
- Last, but not least. On St. Patrick’s Day everyone becomes Irish. People even start to develop Irish accents that they never had before!