On December 31st, 1759 Arthur Guinness signed a 9,000 year lease at £45 per year for the unused St. James’s Gate Brewery. Ten years later, on 19 May 1769, Guinness first exported his ale: he shipped six-and-a-half barrels to Great Britain.
You can walk around the brewery and see the steps the beer goes through before it’s ready to drink.
Guinness has a long and strong history of advertising. You can see many of their print ads and slogans, as well as some commercials, and life size characters. My favourite was “A woman need a man like a fish need a bicycle“.
You can see the original 9000 year lease in the floor of the brewery.
You can see the old bottles that Guinness used.
When your finished with your tour around the brewery you can head up to the bar on the top floor or to the bar on ground floor. There you present a ticket and are poured a Guinness. Because of the way Guinness is made the bubbles seem to sink into the glass.
When you’ve had enough you can head to the Guinness shop to buy something to remember your trip with or take a photo in the Guinness photo booth.