It was a grand old time at Trust in Philly for the Guinness Believer event last Wednesday night. A bunch of the boys from Hooch and Hops East coast made the trip down to the City of Brotherly Love in order learn some of the history of Arthur Guinness’ historic brewery and sample the fine beers that are produced today.
Dan, our Guinness host, was polished and full of energy as he walked the crowd through a series of tastings and events like the Perfect Pour contest. -Side note- A perfect Guinness pour should take 119.5 seconds. This is a double pour that allows the beer to “surge and settle” and then be topped off.
Guinness offered up three samples at the Guinness Believer event. The first sample was the traditional Guinness Stout. It is kind of hard to miss the mark with the traditional Guinness Stout, remembering consistency is not a bad thing. Next up was Guinness Foreign Extra Stout. A pleasant surprise, Foreign Extra has been brewed for over two hundred years and has a higher level of both alcohol and hops, making it suitable for exportation. The final sample was the new Guinness Black Lager. I was not a huge fan of the Black Lager but I appreciate the fact that Guinness is trying to stretch their wings a little bit.
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