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An Irish Delight
updated: Mar 16, 2017, 3:25 PM

By Bonnie Carroll

Guinness Pints
Guinness Gates

One of the highlights I experienced on a past travel writers trip to Dublin was a visit to the Guinness Storehouse, where an expert gave me a detailed demonstration in the art of pouring a perfect pint. Guinness is a renowned Irish beer and known throughout the world. At the Guinness Storehouse there is a museum on the history of Guinness, a great shop to buy fun items to take home, and a special section in the museum where visitors, including me, were allowed to experience how to pour a perfect pint.

The glass observatory bar on the top of Guinness Storehouse is a fantastic venue that offers the ultimate sunset view of Dublin to enjoy while savoring Irish inspired small plates and delicious local cheese with Guinness or your favorite cocktail. This is absolutely a destination not to miss when in Dublin.

 Guinness Top of the Storehouse Lounge

The Guinness Technique for pouring a perfect pint is as follows: Pick up a Guinness pint glass (16 ounces) and hold it just under the Golden Harp (The Symbol for Guinness since 1759). Hold it under the nozzle in a tipped position as you would when pouring champagne into a flute and then pull down on the nozzle until the pint is filled just to the top of the Golden Harp. Then set the pint on the bar to rest, which gives it balance and calms the nitrogen. Next hold the pint just underneath the Golden Harp and push the nozzle away from you to get pure beer and no more gas in the pint. You should now have a beautiful foam on top, and you have successfully poured a 'Perfect Pint' with a rim to be proud of. Now you're ready to make a true Irish toast. Slainte! Visit https://www.guinness-storehouse.com for additional information.

 Guinness Pints

Enjoy An Irish Toast on St. Patrick's Day:

"May the luck of the Irish

Lead to happiest heights

And the highway you travel

Be lined with green lights.

Wherever you go and whatever you do,

May the luck of the Irish be there with you."


About Bonnie Carroll

Bonnie Carroll has been a food/travel/lifestyle writer since 1983. She is the founder & publisher of Bonnie Carroll’s Life Bites News (www.lifebitesnews.com), does travel, entertainment and food reporting on local Radio/TV, and contributes to a variety of national and international travel/lifestyle publications. She is a member of IFWTWA and NATJA. Contact her at writebc@aol.com.

Certificate of the Perfect Pint


Gravity Lounge, the highest in Dublin


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 COMMENT 763897P agree helpful negative off topic

2017-03-16 04:39 PM

I have had a Guinness at this place twice. Mind you, I do not like Guinness. However, the Guinness they pour up there is very very good. Much smoother than any other Guinness I have had poured 'properly' in other pubs, etc.


 FLICKA agree helpful negative off topic

2017-03-16 07:33 PM

Sounds like a fun experience. That view is fantastic.


 COMMENT 764023 agree helpful negative off topic

2017-03-17 09:59 AM

I went there on St. Patrick's day 10 years ago. It was cold as hell but had a really great time.


 RESIDENT agree helpful negative off topic

2017-03-17 01:09 PM

023, I thought that hell was supposed to be hot? :-)


 RESIDENT agree helpful negative off topic

2017-03-17 01:31 PM

An interesting point was made inadvertently in this article. that SBCAG controls a lot of what goes on around here.

So in addition to city, county and state bureaucracies that we have to pay for through our taxes, there is another almost unknown political bureaucracy with their hand in our pockets.

I googled it and found that they have at least a couple of dozen people no doubt with high salaries to duplicate what the cities and county does.


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