Everything You Ever Wanted To Know About Guinness

JUST IN TIME FOR ST. PATTY’S DAY: THE RIGHT WAY TO POUR A GUINNESS, WHAT YOU DON’T KNOW ABOUT THE HISTORY OF GUINNESS, AND COMING SOON TO A TAPROOM NEAR YOU…

Mara’s at Meehan’s – Atlanta’s most iconic Irish pub– with Guinness Brand Ambassador Dan Fontaine. Just an ordinary guy who eats, sleeps and breathes Guinness just like you or I. Right?

Tune into Mara’s interview for the final word on how to properly pour a Guinness (hint: patience is a virtue with this one). Learn some trivia-ready fun facts about the history of Guinness – for example, did you know that Guinness has been around since 1759 but the stout they’re most famous for didn’t hit the barrooms until 1959? And get the details on their Open Gate Brewery, which is Guinness’s Dublin-based experimental brewery. It’s been around since 1904, but was just recently opened up to the public. It’s since given birth to such beers as Guinness Irish Wheat, West Indies Porter, Dublin Porter and Rye Pale Ale. Awesome sauce.

Mara and Dan even discuss the science of beer pairings – it’s got something to do with flavor profiles and the availability of carbonation to cleanse the palate – and cooking with Guinness. Ever think that a Guinness could compliment a light seafood dish, or a citrusy salad? Well, it can. And Dan’s also got a Guinness for beef, main entrees, and desserts, not to mention an ingenious way to reduce Guinness for use in the kitchen and as a bitter for your cocktail. We’re beginning to think that Guinness is a wonder beer!

Finally, get the inside scoop on the new US-based Guinness brewery, slated to open just south of Baltimore in October 2017.

Don’t miss Mara’s interview with Dan Fontaine, and especially don’t miss the chance to party at Meehan’s this St. Patricks’s Day. Slainte!

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