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Guinness Storehouse

Guinness Storehouse

On Saturday I visited the Heineken Experience in Amsterdam, and wanted to follow that up yesterday with a visit to the Guinness Storehouse in Dublin.  The two tours and experiences are quite similar, and I enjoyed both.

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This building was built in 1902, but the Guiness we all know and love has been around since 1778.  The Guiness Storehouse is bigger than the Heineken Experience, with 7 floors of information that delves quite a bit deeper.

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Like the Heineken Experience, there's a tasting of Guinness part-way through the tour and a full pint waiting for you at the end.  I noticed nobody seemed to care if you stuck around for multiple tastings, so I got more than my share there, but scoring an extra pint at the top of the building was next to impossible.

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About that final pint at the top... it features a panoramic view of Dublin that's just gorgeous.  Being there was worth the price of admission alone, and it's where I took the photo below.

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In the battle between the Heineken Experience and Guinness Storehouse, Guinness wins by a nose.  Both are great fun with great beer, but the Guinness location was more grandiose with deeper information and the panoramic view of the city at the end sealed the deal.

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