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Highlights of Guinness Storehouse

Sunday, February 5th, 2012

If beer aroma excites you, walk into the Guinness Storehouse. This former beer fermentation plant in the St. James’s Gate Brewery, Dublin was converted into one of the leading Irish tourist attractions in 2000. The historic building, constructed in the Chicago school of architecture style, resembles a huge pint glass that can hold more than fourteen million pints of the beer. You can familiarize yourself with major beer ingredients (barley, hops, water and yeast), used to produce a perfect spirit, at the ground floor exhibition. Buy unique apparel, memorabilia and merchandise from the Guinness Flagship Retail Store.

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Taste a variety of Guinness beers from the Keg line in the modern Tasting Laboratory on the first floor. Professional tasting team of the storehouse is at your help. Explore entire brewing process with a virtual master brewer.

Liquor entrepreneurs and companies should not miss the second floor where Guinness television ads, famous Guinness icons, including the Guinness Surfers and Toucan, and the history of its advertising are recreated through exhibits.

My Goodness My Gilroy exhibition presents works of world-renowned artist John Gilroy who created Guinness ads between 1930s and 1960s and Guinness zoo animals- ostrich and pelican.  The exhibition comprises his posters, sketches, other artwork and famous television commercials of 1955.

Browse through Guinness Transport, an audiovisual exhibit, focusing on transport means like barges, horses and locomotives used to deliver and distribute the beer across Ireland and the world.

Watch Craft of the Cooper, an audiovisual display focusing on manufacturing of wooden casks for the beer, tools used for making casks and casks.

The Choice Zone, an interactive exhibition, reviews various drinking habits. You can learn how much liquor is enough for you. Test your knowledge about various effects of drinking on your body.

Savor high-quality Irish food and Guinness beers at the Source Bar and award-winning Brewery Bar on the fifth floor. Learn the art of pouring the Guinness pint. Do enjoy a free pint of Guinness beer and beautiful panoramic views of the city from the Gravity Bar.  The Source Bar serves Guinness Draught, Guinness Extra Stout, Guinness Foreign Extra Stout and Guinness Brew 39.

Book entry tickets online for convenience and discounts. The storehouse also offers Audio Guide tours in Spanish, Italian, German and French.

You can leave your comments, feedback and messages at the message board installed on the fourth floor after completing your visit.


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