Mother & I brought my cousin Cliff from NZ to the Guinness Storehouse so he could learn to pour the perfect pint!
Here’s the how to…
THE PERFECT PINT;
Take a cool, clean, dry, Guinness branded glass.
Hold the glass under the tap at an angle of 45 degrees.
Pull the handle forward until it is horizontal and fill the glass to between 15mm and
20mm (about ¾”) from the top. Never put the tap spout into the Guinness.
Leave the surge to settle (approx 119.5 secs).
Top up the glass by pushing the tap handle backwards until the head is just proud of
the glass. Do not let the stout overflow, and never use a spatula to level the head.
Hand the pint to the consumer with a steady hand. There should be no overspill.
Tourist or not, the storehouse is a pretty awesome place to see showing you how the Guinness is made, how it was stored and how it was advertised back in the day :) There’s also the Gravity bar with a 360 view of the city!
Until next time,