How to Drink Guinness


When we were in Ireland, we visited Guinness Storehouse. I couldn’t leave Ireland without drinking a Guinness, so I decided to give it a try. The brew was a rich ruby-red with foam on top.

I followed the instructions of the guide we had when we toured Dublin Castle. I held the glass to my lips with my elbow parallel to my chest and slowly sipped the brew through the foam. The idea was to still have foam when I reached the bottom of the mug. I was successful!

The drink was exceptional. It tasted better than anything I’ve had in the States, but perhaps it was the atmosphere or the method I used to drink it. I shared with my friend Bruce who was not a believer. “Are you sure the Irish don’t have a good time giving instructions like this to Americans?”  I had never considered this. Noooooooo…..