Ireland’s most loved drink is Guinness, but what about the Guinness Storehouse? To discover 10 rather interesting facts on the place and the product, just keep on reading!

  1. Guess how many pints it would take to fill the glass atrium in the centre of the Guinness Storehouse? Approximately 14.3 million. That should be enough to last a lifetime… Or 1,000!
  2. Did you know that Gravity Bar at the Guinness Storehouse is Dublin’s highest bar? It towers over the city at approximately 46 metres off the ground.
  3. A total of 3 million pints of Guinness are brewed every single DAY at the Guinness Storehouse. That equates to over one billion pints made per calendar year!
  4. James’ Gate Brewery is the biggest stout export brewery on the planet.
  5. The Irish government uses the Irish Harp as their official government symbol, but it was first used as a symbol for Guinness! Delicious AND inspiring, who would’ve thought?
  6. The Guinness Storehouse is a must-visit for everyone, including Royalty. Did you know that Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip paid a visit back in 2011?
  7. Trying to be good? Counting your calories? You’re in luck: a pint of Guinness only has 198 calories. That’s less than a pint of fizzy drink or orange juice!
  8. When the brewery first opened, Arthur Guinness signed a 9,000-year lease on the building. Quite the commitment, he must’ve known that Guinness was going to be something special!
  9. Do you know how many steps it takes to pour the perfect pint of Guinness? All things considered (the glass, the angle, the pour, the head, the top-off and that first delicious sip), there are six steps involved in the legendary ritual!
  10. Guinness might be known as ‘the black stuff’, but did you know that it actually ISN’T black? The true Guinness hue is a deep red. Don’t believe us? Hold your next pint up to the light and see for yourself!

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