I spend the last weekend in Ireland, and while I was there visited the Guinness Storehouse – a self guided tour around the Guinness production process, at a facility which actively produces over three million pints of Guinness a day.
The Storehouse tour starts by the 9000 year lease famously signed by Arthur Guinness for the facility, and walks you through the stages and the ages of production, shipping and advertising – through five levels of the worlds largest pint glass – which could, if filled, hold more than ten million pints.
Once the tour is complete, there is a floor with Guinness-based eateries, including Arthur’s Bar – in which we had one of the nicest stews (Beef and Guinness) I think I have ever had.
I really enjoyed learning about the Guinness production process, and experiencing the factory – and think it’s an experience thoroughly worth the cost and the time if you visit Dublin.
The Guinness Storehouse is located in Dublin city centre, an easy walk from O’Connell Bridge (where most of the buses pick up and drop off) and costs between €12-18 (I love student prices!) which includes a pint of Guinness in their Gravity Bar, with fantastic 360 degree views of the city. Cheers!