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Trip Report Ireland, Behind St James Gate

No trip to Dublin would be complete without a visit to one of it's most worldwide recognized landmark. At one time the entrance to the old walled city, St James Gate since 1759 has been the home of the Guinness brewery.

On a tour of the brewery, I learn about the four ingredients plus one that are combined in a secret formula to make Guinness famous. Imported Barley and Hops, Water from the surrounding Wicklow Mountains and A National Treasure, Sir Arthur's Yeast which is stored in a vault here, give us the Irish stout that is enjoyed around the world.

Of course, none of this works without the Brew Master, considered here the 5th ingredient. It is said that without Sir Arthur, The First Brew Master, there would be no Guinness. He will always be held in high regard for his fine brewing craftsmanship.

Like drinking a pint or two of Guinness, you don't have to be in a hurry to visit St. James Gates as the brewery is going to be here for at least another 8,000 years or so. However, when you visit you may discover an unknown fact about Guinness.

It's color is not brown but …....


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