10 Weird Facts about Guinness and the Guinness Storehouse

Some interesting talking points for your next trip to the pub:

  1. Guinness Storehouse was built in 1904 and the largest working Tun for fermentation in the world was once located here standing at approximately 26 meters high.
  2. It would take 14.3 million pints to fill the giant glass atrium in the centre of the Guinness Storehouse building.
  3. Gravity Bar is the highest bar in Dublin located 46 metres off the ground.
  4. St. James’s Gate at the entrance to the Guinness brewery in Dublin was once the start of a pilgrimage to Compostella in Spain and pilgrims from all over Ireland used to gather in this site to start the journey to Spain.
  5. 3 million pints of Guinness are brewed every day at the St James’s Gate brewery.
  6. St. James’s Gate Brewery is the biggest stout export brewery in the world.
  7. The St. James’s Gate Brewery is one of the most technologically advanced breweries in the world.
  8. There are approximately 198 calories in a pint of Guinness – less than a pint of orange juice!
  9. Guinness is the biggest selling stout in the world with 10 million glasses being sold everyday in 150 countries.
  10. The ancient Irish Harp symbol was firstly used as a symbol for Guinness and only later adopted by the Irish Government as the official Government symbol.

 



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