Last night, I went to a little beer sampling event at Ned Devine’s in Quincy Market in Boston. As you can plainly see, it was for Guinness and the whole theme of the night was about being a “believer” in all things Guinness.
Aside from the free pint and the snacks, there was also a multimedia presentation about the brand and its history.
This guy was our emcee, and while I can’t remember his name, I do know that it’s his job to travel around, meet people and talk about Guinness while enjoying a few pints. Not a bad gig, right?
As part of the presentation we learned lots of things. Like how to make the perfect pour—did you know it takes 119.5 seconds? There was some cool info about Arthur Guinness, the brewery’s founder, such as he signed a 9,000 year lease on St. James Gate (the brewery’s location) and, he was only 27 years old when he did so!
There was also some sampling of other Guinness brews, Foreign Extra Stout and Black Lager. The Black Lager was quite tasty, but the Foreign Extra Stout was a little much for me. Lastly, there were two demos on the perfect pour. The latter was a pour from a can of Guinness and my coworker (b0ss) who invited me to the event got on stage to show the crowd how it’s done.
See if Guinness is coming to your area and they’ll make you a Guinness Believer too. (There’s a few more nights of events in Boston.) And, if they’re not in your area, you can use their new PubFinder app online or on your phone to find the perfect pour near you.
*Drink responsibly guys, of course!
**Apologies for the less than stellar photos. My iPhone 3S isn’t really cutting it these days.