Skip the line and experience the age-old tradition of Ireland's Guinness brew during this connoisseur taste experience at the Guinness Storehouse. Spend 75-minutes in the luxurious bar and enjoy a guided tasting session with samples of several Guinness blends. Choose your favorite and enjoy a pint with a view at the Gravity Bar. Once you're finished, explore the museum at your leisure and learn about the history of one of Ireland's favorite beers. This tour option is perfect for beer-lovers who want to experience the best of Dublin's darkest brews.

Highlights

  • 75-minute Guinness connoisseur tasting session inside Dublin’s Guinness Storehouse
  • Skip the long entrance lines outside the Guinness Storehouse and head straight inside
  • Learn all about the legendary Irish dry stout from your guide – a Guinness connoisseur!
  • Sample four popular Guinness variants: Guinness Draft, Guinness Extra Stout, Guinness Foreign Extra and Guinness Black Lager
  • Enjoy two pints of Guinness: one at the end of your tasting session and one inside the Gravity bar
  • Take home a Guinness Storehouse souvenir

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What You Can Expect

Skip the Line: Guinness Connoisseur Taste Experience at the Guinness Storehouse

Guinness- Connoisseur Taste Experience at Dublin's Guinness Storehouse

Step inside Guinness Storehouse in Dublin, and head to the Guinness Connoisseur Experience – a luxurious lounge tucked away on the attraction’s 4th floor. Meet your personal Guinness connoisseur – an expert Guinness guide – and then sit down for your 75-minute tasting session.

As your guide explains Guinness' history, characteristics and quirks, learn how the legendary Irish stout has come to be one of the most successful beer brands around the world. While explaining the different brands and the pouring ‘rituals’ needed to achieve a perfect head, your guide will pour four samples for you to try: Guinness Draft, Guinness Extra Stout, Guinness Foreign Extra and Guinness Black Lager.

Enjoy the creaminess of the draft beer, poured fresh from a tap in the bar, and contrast its smooth flavor with the rich chocolate-like tones of the extra stout. Savor the full-bodied notes of Guinness Foreign Extra and hear how it’s brewed with extra hops and barley to give it a more bitter bite. The fourth sample – black lager – is a cold-brewed version of the classic Irish stout that was only launched in 2012.

At the end of your tasting session, pick your favorite stout and enjoy a pint of it while relaxing with your group. Before leaving the room, your guide will give you a Guinness souvenir to take home, and then point you in the right direction to explore Guinness Storehouse at leisure. The museum is huge, with seven floors of memorabilia and interactive exhibitions that document the brew's history, production and Irish appeal! Finish up with a visit to the Gravity bar, enjoying great views over Dublin as well as another complimentary pint of Guinness draft.

Customer Reviews

Sharon B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

This was a wonderful experience! We highly recommend it! Aaron our host was charming and informative and we were able to enjoy a leisurely day without the crowds!

Hwallace.sterling

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

Amazing is all I can say. I've been on the regular Guinness tour before but this time we did the connoisseur experience and were so glad we did. If you love beer, this is a must. Fantastic and knowledgeable staff. I will do it again next time I go to Dublin.

Anne G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2016

Treat yourself to this! It was an awesome way to start our trip to Dublin after flying all night.

Gertrud R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2016

We absolutely enjoyed the tour!

Bobbie Summer A

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2016

This was a very fun and informative session. I am not a beer drinker but the other 3 members in our group were and all of us had a blast! Alan was a great sport taking pictures, creating a great atmosphere, and answered all questions.

Helen N

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2016

Wonderful unique experience away from the crowd
Bought this experience for my husband but I enjoyed it as much as he did
Only disappointment was the Gravity Bar too full/busy could not find a seat left earlier than wanted to

JASON G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2016

Fantastic. You get access to a little pub with a private guide inside the storehouse. Great history.

MaryJane S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2016

This was SO worth the money! The best way to experience the Guinness Storehouse, would do it again. You learn all the history while sitting in a private room tasting Guinness, we loved it!!

Robin J

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2016

This was a wonderful tour! The young man who led our group through this tasting was fun, vibrant, and knowledgeable. I would absolutely repeat this!

Jeffrey H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2016

Very Fun

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