Guinness is legendary, and here are just some of the best reasons why it beats all the rest.
If you are already a true Guinness lover, then no convincing is needed here. On the other hand, if you are on the line or haven’t even tried a pint of the black stuff before (we can’t believe that?), we will show you why it’s the best beer in the world.
Guinness is the most famous beer to have come out of Ireland, and if you thought we were biased, we are not even the primary nation that consumes the most – Nigeria is!
Guinness is produced in Dublin at The Guinness Storehouse and is famous worldwide; you can go to the most remote locations and always spot a Guinness poster. So, with that in mind, here are ten great reasons why Guinness is the king of beers!
10. The Guinness Storehouse – one of the most incredible things about Guinness
Yes, one of the main reasons why Guinness is the king of beers is not just because it looks and tastes great, but the place in which it is produced – the Guinness Storehouse – is shaped like a pint glass.
This interactive museum and brewery are built to look like a seven-story pint of the black stuff, complete with a waterfall running through.
Address: St. James’s Gate, Dublin 8, D08 VF8H, Ireland
9. The widget – the nitrogen-filled ball
If you’ve ever had Guinness from a can, you might notice a ball that wiggles around the bottom, known as The Widget.
This nitrogen-filled ball was patented by Guinness in 1969 to slowly release gas, giving you a pint with a creamy, silky head, almost as good as what you get from the bar. Legend!
8. Everyone LOVES it – what’s not to love?
Everyone and their granny love a pint of Guinness, even the celebrities that visit Ireland – they all stop by for a pint in the land where it tastes the best.
Guinness has a distinct taste and texture, which makes it the king of beers, and while many have tried to replicate the stout, it will never live up to the real thing.
7. The Guinness Book of Records – a true legend of the Guinness
This is the leading authority worldwide for record-breaking achievements, and it was the idea of Hugh Beaver in the 1950s when he acted as Managing Director for Guinness.
In fact, it is due to this idea that many bar fights turned into healthy competition. These days, it is as legendary as ever.
6. The logo – a symbol of pride
The symbol of Ireland is the harp, and so is the logo of our beloved pint. This image is more than just a logo on a glass. It is a sense of pride, both in the country in which it is produced and in the product that results.
The harp, based on the famous 14th-century harp known as ‘Brian Boru’, is a legendary aspect in Guinness.
5. The marketing – beer-loving animals
Every company advertises. It’s all part of promoting your product, but Guinness has always taken it to the next level, even winning awards for their adverts.
Guinness is world famous because everyone has seen the posters of beer-loving animals and watched the great tv adverts, which makes it truly stand out.
4. It’s attractive – it can’t be said for all beers
What can we say? If a beer doesn’t look good, we won’t drink it! When pouring the perfect pint of Guinness, many steps are involved to ensure its iconic creamy head, dark colour and exact measurements, making it such an attractive-looking beer.
3. ‘Guinness is Good for You’ – several health benefits
Guinness has always been promoted as good for you. If you’ve spotted the iconic Guinness adverts or posters over the years, you will know this phrase.
Not only is Guinness creamy and tasty, but it is healthy too. It is well known for its several health benefits, including its high iron content.
2. The pour − a mastercraft
You don’t pour Guinness like any other pint. One of the main reasons why Guinness is the king of beers is the pour. The pour is so specific that any bar staff pulling it needs training.
The two-to-three-minute two-part pour involves pouring at a 45-degree angle, filling it three-quarters and letting it set before topping it up.
1. Quality ingredients − a perfect combination
Guinness is the king of beers because it is made lovingly using fresh, quality ingredients. If you take the tour at The Guinness Storehouse, you will get an in-depth look at the step-by-step process of creating a Guinness, plus the water used comes directly from the Wicklow Mountains.
If that didn’t make your mouth water or your curiosity set in, we don’t know what will. So, next time you wrap your hands around a pint of Guinness, just remember how legendary it is!