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Old 03-29-2004, 12:13 AM   #1
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Some Guinness Facts

The brewery was bought with a legacy of 100 by Arthur Guinness, who signed a 9,000-year lease for the brewery site.

Guinness is made with water, hops, yeast and barley. (Rumoured to have a secret ingredient, too).

Guinness isn't black and cream in colour -- the black part is actually "dark ruby"

Water from the River Liffey isn't put into Irish Guinness -- the water used comes from the Wicklow mountains south of Dublin.

The Guinness drunk in North America is brewed at the St. James' Gate Brewery in Dublin, so Americans drink the same Guinness as the Irish.

Guinness is brewed in 51 countries and sold in 150 countries.

10,000,000 drinks of Guinness are drunk each day -- and 1,883,200,200 pints sold each year.
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Guinness is made with water, hops, yeast and barley. (Rumoured to have a secret ingredient, too).
the rumor is rats, am i right?
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I don't think so.

Guinness is perhaps the greatest beer on the planet.
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i don't think there are actually rats in it, that's just the story i've heard.
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I attempted to have my first taste of Guiness on Christmas Eve, but my grandma wrenched the bottle out of my hands before I could take a sip.
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guinness

It tastes best in the gravity bar at the top of the guinness storehouse, dublin

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almost as prevalent as coke.

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guinness

It tastes best in the gravity bar at the top of the guinness storehouse, dublin



That was THE best Guinness i've had in my life! I think I got a buzz from just drinking one pint which had NEVER happened before. I think it was cos it's so fresh LOL.
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Re: Some Guinness Facts

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The brewery was bought with a legacy of 100 by Arthur Guinness, who signed a 9,000-year lease for the brewery site.

Guinness is made with water, hops, yeast and barley. (Rumoured to have a secret ingredient, too).

Guinness isn't black and cream in colour -- the black part is actually "dark ruby"

Water from the River Liffey isn't put into Irish Guinness -- the water used comes from the Wicklow mountains south of Dublin.

The Guinness drunk in North America is brewed at the St. James' Gate Brewery in Dublin, so Americans drink the same Guinness as the Irish.

Guinness is brewed in 51 countries and sold in 150 countries.

10,000,000 drinks of Guinness are drunk each day -- and 1,883,200,200 pints sold each year.
You forgot:

Guinness is the best damn beer in the world!
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It's also doesn't travel well. The furthest from the brewery you are consuming your Guiness the worse it gets...not that it's bad, it's just not nearly as good as in Dublin. They're tried many different advances but haven't found it yet.

It also helps to find someone in the States that knows how to serve a correct pint. The way you pour, the way you store, and the way you run the lines from the keg all make a difference in the taste.
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I agree with Bonovox supastar as well.

Guiness gets kinda flat on its trip. especially when I go to like Bennigan's and try to get a pint. It tastes watered down.

But if I go to Fado irish pub, it's really good there. And the way it's poured makes a HUGE difference. Some bars don't even wait the correct amount of time between the fills. And then there's nothing but head on there I learned how to pour a pint at Dockers in Dublin. It takes a while but it's definitely worth it
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When I used to work in a pub in nottingham the guinness people would come and do anonymous spot checks, checking they way you pour it. If you did it right you got a certificate. If you did it wrong you had your ass kicked.

They would also go into the cellar and check the way it is stored and the temperature

They are very thorough people
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My Mum said the best Guinness she has is the bar closest to the train station in Dublin. I don't know which bar that is but still. The only time I liked Guinness was when I drank it from a glass that belonged to a stranger (I thought it was my friends and it was the one he had given to me in my defence), it had blackcurrant in it I think, it was quite sweet.
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Yeah I remember they put some kinda cherry stuff in one of my friend's guiness cos she didn't like the taste. She didn't like it with that either so I drank it LOL
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