Guinness – A Perfect Pint

GuinnessDuring Queen Elizabeth II’s first visit to Ireland (since the country was officially established in 1949), she visited both historic sites and the Guinness Storehouse at St. James’s gate Brewery in Dublin.

Furthermore, U.S. President Barack Obama and his wife, Michelle, also visited the country last May and were warmly welcomed with Irish ale – a pint of Guinness served at the local pub, Ollie Hayes in Moneygall Co Offaly, where Obama’s family comes from.

This ale, by Arthur Guinness, has been brewed the same way for 250 years. And although it is export from Dublin to places such as America, London and Bangkok, the taste of Guinness served cold in Irish is unique.

Guinnuess is distinguished by both its color and flavoring. Its ingredients include water drawn from the Lady’s Well in Wicklow Mountain, Ireland-grown barley, larger amounts of hops and yeast – providing for a gentle taste of melt, with a hint of caramel cream.

A pin of Guninness draught includes 16 ounces of beer, poured into the glass at an angle of 45 degrees – talking about 119.5 seconds, as the Guinness advertising slogan says: “Good things come to those who wait.”

Guinness marketing ads were created by artist John Gilroy in the 1930s and included such as “Guinness for strength;” “My goodness, my Christmas, it’s Guinness!” and “Guinness is good for you.” Throughout Ireland’s pub’s and shop’s walls, people have become familiar with Gilroy’s arty, marketing slogans.

And this is the story of this legendary, Irish drink.

Refer: Compass CM

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