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Guinness – A Pint of Plain

10 of Our Favorite Irish Drinks

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In 1759, Arthur Guinness leased the St. James Gate Brewery in Dublin and soon after began brewing the popular London “porter”. He and his family have never looked back and the porter or “stout” is now synonymous with the family name. The beloved Irish drink is available on tap pretty much everywhere and even used to be given to new mothers in Dublin hospitals. It is no longer considered a health supplement, but Guinness is still the quintessential Irish beer. Some consider it an acquired taste but Irish citizens will tell you that the beer is an entirely different drink outside of the Emerald Isle because it “doesn't travel well.” Having said that, the Guinness Storehouse is Dublin's top tourist attraction and a great place to have a look over the city from the Gravity Bar (a pint is included in your entrance fee).