it’s true what they say about Ireland

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).

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The pub was just my size.

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It was so nice – I felt like I really fit in.

A pillow mounted on the ceiling in the ladies' - to protect your head when you stand up! They really thought of everything!

A pillow mounted on the ceiling in the ladies’ – to protect your head when you stand up! They really thought of everything!

The owner, Conner, let me hop behind the bar and pour my own pint.

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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!

 

 

 

 

 

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