How Many of These 33 Guinness Facts Do You Know?
March 17, 2019
In celebration of the well-loved Irish holiday, St Patricks Day, we took a trip to good ole Ireland to visit the Guinness Storehouse.
Stomaches empty (in preparation for copious amounts of Guinness), off we went with the task of returning with as many facts you didn’t know about one of the world’s most popular drinks. Oh, there’s one already.
1. Guinness is Vegan
2. The inside of the 7-floor Guinness Storehouse is shaped like a giant Guinness glass. If filled, it would take 14.3 million pints of Guinness
3. Guinness was the first beer to use nitrogen
4. At the Guinness Storehouse, you can print your face on a Guinness (and then drink it)
5. The dark colour of Guinness is from the roasted barley (which smells a little like Chocolate before it’s added to the mix
6. The Guinness family are still on the Guinness board (and still own about half of the company)
7. Every day, more than 10 million glasses of Guinness are drunk around the world
8. There’s a waterfall in the Guinness Storehouse
9. The famous Guinness trademark label is made of three things: Arthur Guinness’ signature, the harp symbol and the Guinness name
10. The Guinness Storehouse was the first skyscraper building in the British Isles
11. The Gravity Bar at the Guinness Storehouse is the highest bar in Dublin at 44 metres
12. 75 Thousand beef and Guinness stews were served in the storehouse restaurants in 2016
13. 20% of all Guinness Storehouse visitors taste their first Guinness when they get there
14. You can find the 9,000-year lease signed by Arthur Guinness in 1759 in the Guinness Storehouse
15. 7 in 10 visitors decide to visit the storehouse before they even land in Dublin
16. Guinness make more than one type of beer such as the Golden Ale, Pale Ale etc.
17. The Guinness Storehouse has welcomed over 16 million people since opening in 2000
18. It takes 119.5 seconds to pour the perfect pint of Guinness
19. You can buy Guinness crisps, BBQ sauce (incredible), steak sauce and even fudge
20. You can also cook with Guinness. Recipes here.
21. Guinness isn’t black – it’s ruby red
22. Guinness Bloody Marys are a thing (and they’re delicious)
23. The head of a Guinness is partly there to keep the Guinness underneath fresh with every sip, like a lid
24. The perfect Guinness pint should be poured at 45 degrees
25. The head is white and creamy because of the nitrogen that’s released when Guinness is poured
26. 1 in 2 people who visit Dublin visit the Storehouse
27. The Guinness Storehouse has the largest collection of Guinness merch, from personalised Guinness pint glasses to Guinness golf tees
28. Unfortunately, Guinness is not allowed to use ‘Guinness is good for you’ in their advertising anymore. Boo
29. There’s a whole section on the Guinness website that tells you exactly what foods to drink your Guinness with
30. Guinness did a bicentenary 15,000 bottle-drop in the Atlantic Ocean in 1959. These bottles all contained different things, including special gold labels and even instructions on how to build a Guinness bottle table
31. In 1752, Arthur Guinness opened his first Brewery with just £100 (a lot back then).
32. The Guinness harp is trademarked as RIGHT-facing. The Irish government wanted to use a harp for the logo, but because of trademark laws, they had to make sure theirs was a “generic”, nine-stringed harp facing LEFT
33. Guinness ice-cream is real and it’s great (but you have to make it yourself)
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