A Day In Dublin Touring Guiness Beer Brewery + Peachy Keen Recipes!

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Recently my husband Lou and I found ourselves with an unexpected day in Dublin, Ireland, as we waited for our airplane to depart to our next destination.  Not ones to ever waste a minute of travel exploration we decided to while away some of the time at the Guinness Brewery/Storehouse. The St. James Gate Brewery was founded in 1759 in Dublin, Ireland, by Arthur Guinness.

Here’s a link to the Guinness Storehouse Tour:


30 Million Bubbles In Every Pint! 

No wonder Bubblybee liked this tour so much!

We poured ourselves a pint in the tasting room.

“There is beer and there is Guinness.”

The Guiness Brewery Observation Deck was amazing.

One view from the observation deck was St Patrick’s Tower located in Dublin City. It was built in 1757 and was the largest smock windmill in Europe used to power the Roe Whiskey Distillery. By 1926 Roe & Co Distillers had ceased production of whiskey, and in 1949 Guinness took over the site.

Guiness has fabulous advertising through the years.  One iconic television ad is the “Fish with the bicycle” advertisement from 1996.  Through much of the 1900’s doctors thought Guinness had medicinal properties. Mothers were given Guinness after giving birth due to the high iron content in the beer up through the 1950s.

Fish Needs A Bicycle Advertisement

TV ad ‘Bicycle’ was produced in 1996 as part of the “Not Everything in Black and White Makes Sense Campaign” by Ogilvy and Mather. The idea was to challenge the received wisdom of famous quotes. The commercial opens with a group of women drinking in a bar. Flashbacks show these women doing jobs traditionally associated with men – such as drilling roads and driving lorries. The quote from Australian writer, social activist and filmmaker Patricia Irene Dunn – “A woman needs a man like a fish needs a bicycle” – appears followed by a shot of an empty maternity ward, and a fish riding a bike along the pier. The ads in this series reaffirmed GUINNESS as a surprising, challenging drink supported by cutting-edge advertising. 

We enjoyed touring the Temple Bar area of Dublin after we finished the Guinness tour.

Some of the names of the beer were a little cheeky!

Corned Beef Sandwich with Homemade Potato Chowder and Crispy Chips at J. Sheehan’s Pub. Loved all of the potatoes served in so many delicious ways in Dublin!

I loved how the townhouse doors in the city were painted brilliant colors with fanciful knockers. There were stores that specialized in selling door knockers.


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