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Pour Me a Guinness

The rambunctious holiday tradition of wearing green and guzzling beer is just a few days away. For most of us that means hitting the bars and drinking green beers, but wait! Do you think true Irish drink beer? No way, they drink Guinness (although, a friend was just telling me about an article stating that more Irish are drinking wine instead of beer, but that's a whole other story...)! And apparently they're not alone because 13 million pints of Guinness are poured across the planet, that's more than 150 pints every second!

So to ensure that your pint is poured just right, Guinness Brewmaster Fergal Murray has some great tips:

  • Use a clean, dry glass -- preferably an Imperial 20-ounce pint with branded logo
  • Hold the glass at a 45-degree angle and never allow the spout to touch the beer or glass
  • The Pour: Pull faucet down and allow beer to fill glass. You will see the surge commence
  • The Settle: Allow the nitrogen bubbles create the theater and wonderful surge event, creating the beautiful creamy head
  • The Top Up: The beer has settled (there is a distinct gap between dark liquid and head) and the glass is topped up slowly to create a domed effect with the head proud of the glass
  • The Presentation: Give the creation of the perfect pint to the adoring customer

Oh and speaking of Guinness, their online webstore has a bunch of things you never knew you needed, including Guinness T-shirts, salt & pepper shakers, awesome posters, socks and underwear. Yes, they even have underwear.

Source: KSAT

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celebrity_soup celebrity_soup 10 years
all guys love this beer
tifygodess24 tifygodess24 10 years
I love guinness, and my fav- the irish car bomb!
smartypantssugar smartypantssugar 10 years
hah! I have Guinness underwear!
RK2590 RK2590 10 years
This makes me think of my semester abroad in London...the food was so overpriced and not that tasty, but I quickly learned that One pint of Guinness = one meal. Mmmm, delicious.
kscincotta kscincotta 10 years
Good work, quieteriott, that's really funny! And I so wish I liked Guiness but I just don't like really dark beers. I can do a great lager, but the stouts are just too much.
MrsJigglesworth MrsJigglesworth 10 years
good stuff!
quietriott quietriott 10 years
warning: if you are ever at the guinness factory in dublin, DO NOT stop by the giftshop after chugging two pints of guinness. you'll end up with random things (golfballs?) that you didn't really need.
SaRaH-22 SaRaH-22 10 years
ahhh i want to work at an irish pub...sounds much more exciting than my job now! i wish school would hurry up and be over so i didnt have to have the boring job anymore!
partysugar partysugar 10 years
Oh this totally reminds me of back in the day when I worked in an Irish pub I learned the correct way to pour a Guinness. There was a poster of that exact toucan on the wall!
Maggie-Mae Maggie-Mae 10 years
Mmmmmm Guinness. Good to know there are undies available. ;)
SaRaH-22 SaRaH-22 10 years
i just cant do that beer..the only beer i can drink is Heff. or Corona!
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