Thursday, January 13, 2011

Directions to and out of the Guinness Storehouse in Dublin

Back in May 2008, a friend and I traveled to various places in Scotland and Ireland from Germany.  The trip ended in Dublin.  One of the sights we saw in Dublin is the Guinness Storehouse.  For some strange reason, in Ireland a brewery is not able to host public visitors for tours.  That is why the Guinness public tours are held in a "storehouse" instead of a brewery.  We noticed another brewery that we wanted to tour in Cork, Ireland earlier in the trip, and for the same reason, they did not hold tours.

The brewery is nearby, but separate from the storehouse. The storehouse holds an impressive tour of the place showing you the history of the beer and how it became popular worldwide, as well the process in making the dry stout.  The self guided tour finishes with a free pint of Guinness at the top (seventh floor) of the building in the Gravity Bar.  A great view of the city is afforded from Gravity Bar.  Anyway, I documented, via pictures, the way into and out of the Guinness Storehouse. The pictures only show the way in and out of the storehouse.  I will post photos from the tour and inside the storehouse in my flickr account (Guinness Storehouse and Tour Photos).

1 comment:

  1. That's a funny posting! Clever use of the signs.

    Frankly, I took the tour and did not realize it was NOT the brewery itself. I sipped a brewery-fresh beer, poured myself a "perfect pint" and enjoyed the 7th floor views.

    But now find I did not tour the actual brewery. Yikes.