The Culture Of Guinness

October 1, 2009 by Anil Polat  

This post is part of Lifecruiser and Travel Experta’s drinks around the world series. You can see my other posts in the series, How to Drink Raki Like a Turk and 4 Things Travelers Can Use Vodka For Other Than Getting Drunk.

While the reporter in the video is a bit annoying, there’s a lot of good information about Ireland’s biggest tourist attraction, the Guinness Storehouse. In addition to learning how to stay cheers in Gaelic, you can learn how to pour the perfect pint (in 6 steps) anywhere.

Aside from the beer, the Guinness Storehouse offers a great 360 degree view of Dublin from 40 meters up.

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  1. Mark H says:

    How superbly Irish. I think the annoying US dude contrasts the relaxed Irish guy. Like most visitors I tried Guinness in Ireland and the pouring does seem to be an artform. I couple that I had in different parts were quite artistic in their patterns on top. I went for Canada’s national drink called a Bloody Caesar this month (

  2. My ‘obsessed with Guinness’ other half is loving this post….

  3. suhasini says:

    That was quite interesting about Guinness…Keep up good work!


  4. This is definitely a must see in Dublin – you’re right – I wish that presenter could be a little more relaxed like his Irish counterpart.

    • Anil P. says:

      Agreed, but he was able to get out some good information otherwise. If you’re ever there Heather I think a video by you would certainly be much better. Consider it a request 🙂

  5. Shannon says:

    This isn’t just a drink, but a meal! Yes, I did some research on this libation when in Ireland and it contains a high amount of iron, which is good for fighting anemia after childbirth. Wish someone would’ve felt I earned a Guinness after all that hard work!

  6. Hey, you know when I traveled Ireland, there were huge posters for Guiness with pregnant women drinking it and promoting it. that’s how healthy they think it is! i don’t know if i’d drink it prego, however, i would chose it over a meal, since it’s so heavy 🙂

    here’s my drink, much less interesting, but fun!