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As I mentioned last week in my Ireland recap, I toured the Guinness Brewery when I was in Dublin! I’d never been to a brewery of any sort so I was most intrigued by what the whole beer-making process was like. Plus, it was the Guinness Brewery! How could I have passed that up?
Even if the Guinness Brewery hadn’t been so easy to locate, all one has to do is follow his or her sense of smell to the brewery. Not surprisingly, the brewery’s surrounding area smells SO strongly of hops! The brewery itself doesn’t smell that much of it (or perhaps my nose got used to it?) but you can definitely tell that there’s copious amounts of beer being brewed in the area.
I thought the Guinness Brewery tour was really well done. It’s self-guided minus a short introduction, which is something I really appreciated as I don’t deal well with heavily guided tours. The brewery really breaks down the whole beer making process, describing what happens in each stage, showing the equipment used, and describing the terminology. For a girl who is only even just getting into drinking beer, let alone figuring out how it’s made, I really appreciated that.
The best part of the tour was when it came to pouring our own pints of Guinness, which was included in the ticket price. I’ve actually never poured a pint of anything before from a tap, so I had no idea what I was doing. It didn’t help that the first tap I picked was a dud and I didn’t know if it was me messing up or if the tap was broken! Here are some great play-by-play shots of me pouring my pint of Guinness. I love this sequence because you can so clearly tell what I’m thinking in each shot!
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