The Perfect Pour

Today was the group’s second day in Dublin, and it was our first-day doing activities together. The idea was to take full advantage of our Dublin Pass and try to do as many activities as possible in three days. We weren’t sure of which activities we were going to do other than the last one which was going to be a tour of the Guinness Storehouse. We ended up taking a tour of the Kilmainham Jail, riding the hop on hop off tour bus, and of course, taking a tour a Guinness. The Jail was incredibly interesting and it was filled with so much Irish history. I honestly found it quite surreal to be in a location where such important events occurred. 2018-06-07 12:14:05.443.JPGWhat was nice about doing the bus tour after the jail was just how relaxing it was. We were able to ride on the top of the bus, on the section without the roof. With the sun shining down on us and the wind in our faces we were able to sit back, relax, and enjoy the views Dublin had to offer. Some of us relaxed a little too much.2018-06-07 13:52:49.405.JPG At the Guinness Storehouse, I learned far more than I had expected to. I knew we were going to learn about how the beer was made, but I did not expect to learn about how the company was involved in Irish history and how to properly taste/pour the beer. It was interesting to learn about how the founder was a philanthropist who provided aid to the citizens of Dublin in their times of need. It was also very cool to learn the proper way to taste a Guinness beer and then to do it and actually taste the difference. On the fourth floor of the building, we were taught how to pour the perfect pint of Guinness.2018-06-07 16:01:18.744.JPG There were surprisingly more steps involved in the process than I expected. However, it was not that difficult to do. After we had our perfectly poured pints we took them up to the gravity bar to enjoy them while witnessing what very well might be the best view of Dublin. 2018-06-07 16:25:14.063.JPGThis experience was the perfect end to our day full of adventures.

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