The Guinness does taste different! Had a pint of the good brown stuff in the Guinness Storehouse’s Gravity Bar, looking out over Dublin. You get a free pint on the tour, in which I learned how tall hops grows and that there are actually three different types of Guinness: draft, extra stout, and foreign extra.
For good measure, I had another half pint in Dublin’s tiniest pub: The Dawson Lounge (check out Timeout’s review here).
The pub was just my size.
It was so nice – I felt like I really fit in.
The owner, Conner, let me hop behind the bar and pour my own pint.
In this intimate setting, conversations among strangers are easy and natural. We chatted with some dudes from Wisconsin about the beer industry and its tendency to squeeze out microbreweries.
A little economics chatter in a tiny pub with a half pint of *real* Guinness.
Can’t beat that!