In conjunction with St. Patrick’s Day, this entry is gonna be about what the Irish is famous for – Guinness!
While I was in Dublin, I had the chance to visit Dublin’s top attraction, which is the Guinness Storehouse. It’s the number one visitor attraction over there. A must visit!
Consider yourself lucky (if you haven’t been there) as kenwooi.com will bring you on another virtual tour!
An entrance fee of €13.50 (RM67.50) will be charged for an adult. But since I had my Dublin Pass with me, it’s free. Actually paid lah since the pass cost €44.00 (RM220.00).
The adventure begins the moment you walk through the door and into the building’s giant, pint-shaped heart of glass. This 7-story building is dedicated to the history of making of this world’s famous beer.
At the ground floor, there is a retail store selling all kinds of Guinness merchandises. I didn’t buy much though, but I got a wallet for dad.
Leather wallet – his favourite but he’s not using it anyway.
The tour starts at level 1, where the Master Brewer guides us step by step through the brewing process.
Do you know that barley is one of the main ingredients of producing Guinness? I don’t know about that until the visit. *Okay I admit I’m not a Guinness fan*
Barley is malted, roasted, milled, mixed with hot water and mashed, then the liquid is filtered off and boiled. Yeast will be added and the fermentation begins.
The next station is the tasting laboratory, where you can sample the finished product.
After that, the Guinness Advertising area is on the 2nd floor. Guinness has certainly left its mark on the history of advertising world wide.
Black is beautiful.
I’m not sure whether Guinness is really good for me, but it’s definitely good for the Irish. They drink Guinness all day, just like how we drink water.
And at the 3rd floor is the Brewery Life. The tradition of Guinness continues in which you learn stories, see how your body responds to alcohol and quiz yourself.
I tried the Drink IQ quiz but I forgot how I scored. I think I “whacked” all the answers. =P
Then at one of the later floors, there’s a place where you can pour your own pint of perfect Guinness.
I didn’t try that though, and then continued to the Gravity Bar – located at the 7th and highest floor in the building.
With the bottom portion of the entrance ticket, each visitor can enjoy a complimentary pint of Guinness.
And at the same time, drinking with the unique 360° panoramic view of Dublin city. It was almost sunset when I reached the top.
The bar was very crowded, everyone was holding a pint in their hand.
These are what they claim Guinness at its best, because it’s freshly brewed.
My pint of Guinness and I.
Just look – so creamy and delicate. It’s actually Guinness Draught, not Stout. I personally find Guinness Stout unbearable! Guinness Draught on the other hand, was good!
I don’t like drinking but I managed to finish up my pint.
I finished it at one go, you know. Pro right? But I felt a little, just a little, dizzy after that. Yeah yeah, I’m a noob drinker. =/
Anyway, ever since I left Dublin, I’ve yet to savor another Guinness. That’s why this experience is definitely an unforgettable one!
Just look at how I savored every “amazing” drop of Guinness at Dublin!
Okay, that’s not one of my best personal photos.
So yeah, that’s all for now, I hope you enjoyed this virtual tour, specially brought to you by kenwooi.com!
Happy St. Patrick’s Day everyone! *some Irish tune starts* =)