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The story of the black gold beer

a popular drink in Dublin


My visit to Dublin in the middle of August 2007 has a different purpose. I was invited by a friend to be interviewed and will be featured in a Filipino local magazine. The mag is currently circulated in Dublin catering to Filipino community. Without hesitation I decided to agree to visit Dublin and stayed overnight.

I took the opportunity to know the family and joined them in a morning walk along a popular waterway. It was a lovely day and I really enjoyed their company, including the family dog - happy to swim for a wood stick! I also had the chance to visit a newly developed subdivision/village which is really an ideal place to live - everything is there, from school to public transport.

After my appointment with my lady friend, I decided to join my Irish friend to visit the Guinness Storehouse - to see for myself the place of origin of Guinness as well as to hear the story why it is a popular black beer in Ireland and around the world. The plant is not far from the city centre, so we decided to walk and it took us around 20 minutes.


Briefly, the plant was the fermentation building of the beer from 1904 to 1988 and afterwards it was converted into a tourist attraction - quite similar to a museum . The building is like a shape of a 'giant pint' of Guinness which can hold 14.3 million pints.

Well, I dont want to tell you the whole story on how this black beer becomes the hottest attraction in the country. It is highly recommended to visit the plant and have a 2-hour personal experience find why this place is a must-see tourist attraction. Visiting the plant will give you the chance to sip a complimentary pint of Guinness while enjoying the views of Dublin at the Gravity Bar.

Guinness has 5 basic ingredients: barley, hops, yeast, water and the magic touch of Arthur Guinness! For images, visit this link: Gold Beer in Dublin

Posted by eTRAVEL 09:47 Archived in Ireland Tagged food

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