Ireland is green, Ireland is beautiful, and of course, there’s Guinness by the pint. Wild West Irish Tours makes a point of stopping in authentic pubs and restaurants known to serve a variety of drinks. Whether you’re in for a cuppa or pint, the options for beverages is bountiful. You might even say your cup runneth over with options. Maybe you only say those kinds of things with a few in you. Regardless of your drink of choice, there’s plenty to go around.

What’s Brewing

Guinness holds its base in Dublin with a 9,000 year lease on the land. So even if you can’t make it over for a pint right this minute, it’s safe to say the Irish drafts aren’t going anywhere. You won’t taste a better, richer Guinness than in the Wild West of Ireland. For just a few calories over a Bud, that’s pretty amazing. To quote Wild Westie Sue K., “A pint of Guinness goes down so nicely in the Wild West, too!”

On your last day of a Wild West Irish Tour, a popular destination in Dublin is the Guinness Storehouse! While there’s free range to explore the bustling city after experiencing the fine country of Ireland, many groups enjoy a stroll through the realm of beer production. Guests see how the beer is brewed to how it’s stored and what makes a Guinness so unique in the beer world. Of course, there’s definitely some tasting involved. A terrific way to say “sláinte” to your time on the Emerald Isle!


The Perfect Pour

Much of the Wild West of Ireland has Guinness ready to go in their restaurants, taverns, and pubs. The Irish have even mastered the art of the pour. It’s a tricky little process that prevents the loss of a foamy head. A “perfect pour” takes about two minutes, or, more precisely, something like 119 seconds. It should be served at a specific temperature for maximum enjoyment. Perhaps the ideal beverage for someone who’s been out and about seeing all they can see in the Wild West of Ireland. Imagine putting one’s feet up by a hearth fire, listening to Irish music, and sipping on the brew whose barley has roots in Irish soil.

Whether you’re into microbreweries or big label names, there is something so special about experiencing what the Wild West of Ireland has to offer in terms of drinks. The history of Guinness and much more awaits you from the time you set out on your designated journey to the city of Dublin. It’s absolutely brilliant to see a business that began 250-odd years ago is still thriving as a global name. Guinness is recognized for its Irish authenticity and its excellent body of flavor.

Enjoy a taste of the Wild West of Ireland and click here to see how you could have a pint in Dublin next year. Or experience your first pint day one of your journey as listed in the Heart of Ireland’s Wild West potential itinerary!


 – Sam Fishkind.

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