My last stop in Dublin, Ireland was after hosting Indie Week in Limerick. I had a couple of days off which allowed me to be a tourist and gave our group a chance to hang out with Sumo Cyco (band from Toronto).
Previously at a show in Limerick we met Guinness rep Kailey Gervais who invited us for a tour of the Guinness Storehouse. VIP style!
We managed to get everyone there on time (with a band that’s rare) and met Kailey in the front entrance. Right away she got us VIP passes and took us through the tour herself. I had been through a regular tour a couple of years ago and there have been many changes and upgrades since last time, so lot’s of new additions to see. There have been interactive components added including two special rooms. One that is brightly lit with scent stations (sorry don’t know how other to explain it) that emit specific scents representing different ingredients. That was then followed by a tasting room that is darkly lit with curtained walls where the sense of taste takes over. It was here that Kailey revealed a secret panel that contains a vial of grains that was found in King Tuts tomb. Visitors rarely get to see this so we were indeed given the special treatment.
We were then off to learn how to pour the perfect pint of Guinness in which we all took part in of course – because that meant you got to drink it after. Great photos ops took place.
Then the end and highlight of the tour is going up to the Gravity Bar which gives you a 360 degree view of Dublin and the surrounding country side. A truly amazing view and a great place to enjoy a pint of Guinness. More photo ops!
Lastly we ended up in the store buying some Guinness swag and thanks again to Kailey for taking care of us by offering a discount.
If you are in Dublin, this is something you don’t want to miss – it’s also Dublin’s #1 attraction.