The Guinness Storehouse at Saint James's Gate, is a very historic site in Dublin that will be there, according to the current lease, for another 8,741 years. Currently, it is a storehouse, museum, and bar.
The museum and bar highlight the creation and successes of Guinness beer. The first couple of floors are dedicated to the brewing process and the beer’s four ingredients: barley, yeast, hops, and water. The final two floors are where the product is tested.
The first floor is solely dedicated to the four ingredients and uses some cool visuals to represent each one and its job. As you move up the museum, you move further through the brewing process. You move through roasting, fermentation, storing, and pouring.
There is a lot of history about Arthur Guinness, the company, and the city of Dublin. Our favorite part was the “World of Gilroy” that displayed all the great Guinness advertisements that were created by John Gilroy.
We skipped the long lines for the pouring academies and went straight up to The Gravity Bar to get our complimentary pint of Guinness before meeting up with an old high school friend of mine. Viewing Dublin from atop the Gravity Bar was the perfect way to start our first night in the city.