The only way to see the Guinness Storehouse. Our guide Alan was knowledgeable, funny, and overall a joy to listen to! He provided great insight about all the different Guinness beers and we were able to taste beers we weren't previously aware of Foreign Extra Stout while also understanding the details of how they differ from other beers. The well-appointed, wooden library bar is a beautiful, quiet space away from the fray. A not to be missed Dublin attraction!
We were glad we paid the extra money for the Connoisseurs Experience. Well worth it. The groups for this are small.....no more than about 14-16. The young man who guided us through this was very knowledgeable and he made it fun! Go for it.....you won Be disappointed.
This was one of the best experiences if you enjoy beer. Stewart was very knowledgeable and fun. The venue is in a small lovely pub within the Guinness factory. All the tastes were half pints, very generous, and at the end you poured your own pint. You could even attempt to make a shamrock in the foam. Well worth the cost and time.
What a great way to spend a few hours. Beautiful private bar for sampling the Guinness range with knowledgeable host. Only 4 people on tour so nice and relaxed. Then had another pint in impressive, if crowded, Gravity Bar. Fantastic views from 7th floor. There is a fair amount of alcohol drunk so beware : Had a great lunch at 1837 and then spent another hour looking around Storehouse and buying some gifts
The Connoisseur Tour was amazing! We did it on New Years Eve. It was private and exclusive. I think there were 16 of us total. We skipped all of the lines and were treated in a priority manner. Our bar guide was amazing and we were able to try several types of Guinness. I think in all, we calculated we drank 4-5 pints of Guinness. There was mention of a gift in the description, and other reviews stated they received a bottle of Guinness to take with them, but other than a certificate, we did not receive any other gift or take away.
This was a great and fun experience. We were all seated around a oblong bar, the Connoisseur standing mostly in the middle with draught taps on either side, and we sampled 4 different types of Guinness before pouring our own pint behind the bar. We then received a certificate to commemorate our crafting of the Perfect Pint of Guinness, and proceeded upstairs to the panoramic Gravity bar. The bar was quite full of people, and was a bit loud, so be aware that you may end up scrunched against other people - but if you do not have anxiety about groups of people, the bar is quite enjoyable and the view over the city is great with text on the windows telling you what you are looking at.
A great tour to take. Lots of tasting of Guiness and it made me a fan of the beer. The tour host was extremely knowledgeable and this tour is definitely worth the money. No waiting and a small private affair.