For all the devotion, thirst for and yearning that I have for a drink that I have never ever tasted – just imagine what it would be like if I’ve had a pint or two!
For as long as I can remember watching English language movies, tv series and travel/living/food shows I have seen people drinking the Irish dry stout that is supposed to be heaven on earth. Ok, I have never tasted it but just look at it! Look at the way, a cold pint is poured into that curvy, sexy looking glass. That dark liquid body with the foamy head. Does it not look like the best drink you could ever pour into your mouth?
Created in the brewery of Arthur Guinness (St. James Gate brewery) in the 18th century, Guinness is Ireland’s gift to the world. It’s also one of the things that makes you want to become Irish and therefore, a matter of pride to them. Guinness stout is made from water, barley, hops, and brewer’s yeast, and is treated with isinglass finings made from fishes’ air bladders, a portion of the barley is roasted to give Guinness its dark colour and characteristic taste. Despite its reputation as a “meal in a glass”, Guinness only contains 198 kcal (838 kilojoules) per imperial pint (1460 kJ/l), fewer than skimmed milk or orange juice and most other non-light beers.
Wherever you are reading this post from, if you drink and can reach for a Guinness nearby, please drink a pint in my name.