🍺The Making of a Barrel🍺

This is the final post about our trip and this series ends with a must-visit-while-in-Dublin: The Guinness Storehouse.

I never gave much thought to beer, the making of it and certainly never specific brands and how/when/where they were created. This tour was unexpectedly fascinating and the history of this company is impressive. If you ever get there, check out the video segment showing how the barrels above were made back in the 1700-1800s. The creation of one barrel was an unbelievably time-consuming and precise effort. To think that nearly a million barrels were being shipped in a time when automation was not contributing to the creation of the barrel is mind-boggling. (A quick search of YouTube shows parts of this video I’m referring to if you’re interested.)

As you’ll see in the photo below, Arthur Guinness was the founder, developer and entrepreneur who built the Guinness beer company. I don’t like the taste of beer, but we all participated by at least sipping the few different kinds of Guinness beers. Personally, I was more interested in the chocolate…And, the candles which smell amazing!!The highlight of the Guinness tour was watching the servers Irish dance! (My oldest daughter’s hand at the end holding her samples!) Enjoy!