reviews, recommendations, recipes, and The Bar Project

Homage to Guinness

Posted by dave

Guinness

I wanted to share just a few words regarding one of my new favorite to-drink brews – good, old fashioned, always-there Guinness. I’ve been a Guinness drinker for some time now (being a regular at the Philadelphia Guinness Believers events) but I wanted to share a few thoughts regarding the beer of beers, and why I love it so much.

Guinness is certainly not the beer that beer snobs pay much attention to. It was originated for the masses, often was used as a carb-substitute for families that could afford Guinness and not bread (although it was much more watered down then) and you have to count the number of pints pounded by the hundred-millions. In a North vs. South struggle, Ireland splits its loyalties between Guinness and Murphy’s, but that’s not really the topic of discussion right now.

I think I know why it is I’m drawn to this beer – it’s that it is about one of the only beers I have ever tried that tastes good at room temperature. When not partying at super-high levels, I tend to enjoy my drink. I don’t pour a beer and then stare at an empty glass 3 minutes later – on the contrary – a pint might last me a good half hour if the sipping-mood strikes me.

But for most beers, it’s equivalent to drinking room-temperature coffee. You kind of want to get at coffee when it’s hot (or iced) and not when it has settled to room temperature. The same goes for beer – the icer and colderer (made up some words there) the beer is, the better.

That’s not true for Guinness. As a matter of a fact, in certain parts of the world, Guinness is served at room temperature – and if you got the right couple of Guinness zealots in the same room together, you could probably see them come to blows about the correct temperature to serve a pint. Guinness, for its part, doesn’t care, and recently introduced Guinness Extra Cold (just Guinness shot through a super-cooler) so – you know, have it however you like it.

For me though, it’s the core beauty. The roasted barley taste is of course a wonderful thing, and I seem to be skipping over the entire idea of flavor here altogether. But don’t be fooled – it’s that Guinness retains it’s smokey great flavor at just about any temperature. That means there’s no rush to drink, no hurry to indulge. The same pint can be enjoyed for a drawn-out period of time (in beer-drinking parlance anyway) and at the end, you’re still ENJOYING it.

So, since we usually don’t tap on the most famous of beers around here, but I’ve been having myself a Guinness pint regularly recently, I thought I’d just give a hat-tip to this almost 250 year old beer. And don’t get too upset if your local bar doesn’t know how to properly pour a Guinness – it still tastes pretty damn good.

 

Posted in Beer, Stout

 

You can leave a response, or trackback from your own site.

Trackbacks

  1. פריצת מנעולים באזור ירושלים

    פריצת מנעולים באזור ירושלים

    Homage to Guinness | The Bar Project Project

  2. מנעול לרכב באזור ירושלים

    מנעול לרכב באזור ירושלים

    Homage to Guinness | The Bar Project Project

Comments

  1. James said:

    I just returned from a week in Ireland that included a visit to the Guinness Storehouse. First off, as someone who has been on an absurd amount of brewery tours, this one blew them ALL away – a perfect balance of high-tech and old equipment. The culmination on the roof of the factory with a 360-degree view of Dublin shouldn’t be missed by any beer-loving visitor to the Emerald Isle!

    But more importantly, as I had heard before I left, the Guinness was better in Ireland. Many Irish insisted that it was the way it was poured but I am a careful observer of my Guinness pours stateside and am positive that the correct conventions are being observed. The difference was not so much in the flavor of the beer but the thick and creaminess of the head. My wife and I opined after our first few days that the best draughts of Irish Guinness were the first and last – the foamy mustache and the last little glob of head sliding down the glass – pure heaven.

    Like you, I consider Guinness my “go to” beer when I’m feeling indecisive at the moment of ordering and have nothing but the highest respect for this monumental brew. That many micro/craftbrew nuts dismiss it is a shame but to be sure it isn’t one of them, being one of the bestselling beers worldwide. But to be a bestselling beer and retain a unique character and incredible flavor – to me that deserves even more respect. It’s not the american pisswater that gets shipped worldwide.

  2. www.youtube.com/watch?v=ktRViMvygts said:

    Great blog you’ve got here.. It’s difficult to find high
    quality writing like yours nowadays. I really appreciate individuals like you!
    Take care!!

  3. www.youtube.com/watch?v=FvmeRaBWKKc said:

    Nice post. I learn something new and challenging on sites I stumbleupon on a daily basis.
    It’s always useful to read through content from other authors and use a little something from other web sites.

  4. www.youtube.com/watch?v=cfqfioZ5ULc said:

    My programmer is trying to persuade me to move
    to .net from PHP. I have always disliked the idea because of
    the expenses. But he’s tryiong none the less. I’ve been using WordPress on various websites for about a
    year and am worried about switching to another platform.
    I have heard great things about blogengine.net. Is there a way I can import all
    my wordpress content into it? Any kind of help would be really appreciated!

  5. www.youtube.com/watch?v=6v9rXNFfTgY said:

    This is very interesting, You’re a very professional blogger. I’ve joined your
    feed and look ahead to in the hunt for more of your magnificent post.
    Additionally, I’ve shared your site in my social networks

  6. www.youtube.com/watch?v=gR0qhMIwXl0 said:

    Your method of explaining the whole thing in this piece of writing is
    actually good, every one be able to easily be aware of it,
    Thanks a lot.

  7. tarnow said:

    Wonderful items from you, man. I have take into accout your stuff previous to and you’re just too excellent. I actually like what you’ve bought here, certainly
    like what you’re stating and the best way wherein you say it. You make it enjoyable and you still take care of to stay it sensible. I can not wait to learn far more from you. This is actually a great site.Do you love Speedway? Enjoy to us! żużel

  8. rinnai tankless said:

    I got thios web page from my buddy who shard with me concerning this site and now this time I am visiting
    this website and reading very informative articles orr reviews here.

  9. social media guide said:

    My brother recommended I might like this web site. He was entirely right.

    This post truly made my day. You cann’t imagine simply how much time I
    had spent for this info! Thanks!

  10. Catharine said:

    I’m no longer certain the place you are getting your information, however good topic.
    I needs to spend some time finding out much more or understanding more.

    Thank you for wonderful info I used to be searching for this info
    for my mission.

  11. Www.Lilac.Fr said:

    I merely could not abandon your website just before suggesting i highly beloved the most common details an individual present to the guests? Are going to be once again steadily to check on standing on innovative threads

  12. Denice said:

    What’s up, everything is going well here and ofcourse every one is sharing facts,
    that’s really good, keep up writing.

  13. weight loss said:

    If you don’t have a clear objective, then losing weight will be much more difficult if not impossible.
    Adding kelp moderately in your vegetarian weight loss diet is the key to lose weight optimally with kelp.
    Xylitol is good for you because it’s a natural sugar substitue
    (found in vegetables), and it has no cooking aftertaste, it tastes exactly like sugar – with none
    of the calories.

  14. m88 said:

    I don’t kjow if it’s just me or if perhaps everyone lse encountering problems
    with your website. It seems like some of the text in your
    poksts are runnming offf the screen. Can someone
    else please comment and lett me know if this iss happening tto them too?

    This could bee a problem with mmy internet browser becuse I’ve had this happen previously.
    Many thanks

  15. Wallsandfloors said:

    Hey there, You’ve done an incredible job. I’ll certainly digg it and personally suggest to
    my friends. I am confident they’ll be benefited
    from this site.

  16. sbobet said:

    I always emaileed this web site post page
    tto all my contacts, ssince if like too redad it next my contacts will too.

  17. m88 said:

    Excellent way off describing, and pleasanmt piece of writing to take information regarding my presentation focus, which i am going to delver in academy.

  18. planchas de pelo comparativa said:

    For latest news you have to pay a visit world wide web and on web I found this web site as a best site
    for most recent updates.

  19. gestapo said:

    I’m a writer and I would love to have people’s opinions on my work. Does anyone know any good blogging sites?. Twitter is not a blogging site and the only way people see your work on twitter is if they follow you. Twitter and Facebook are not answers that I am looking for. Thank you for your input..

  20. Susan said:

    I had the good fortune to be given your book Putting Away Childish Things by a very good ferind. I really appreciated reading it.Two points:[1] is personal: I always considered myself more of a God-ian than a Christ-ian. Jesus’ main purpose was to bring us closer to God. His focus was on God and not himself. Thus I became somewhat of a don’t ask, don’t tell’ member of my church, as too many would criticize my viewpoint and the Baptists, among others, would throw me out. Some terms while accurate can be burdensome for me.[2] I wish you had a listing in the back of the book on all the different sources used within the book. Yes, I could have made my own list. I decided not to so as not to detract not from the story but what the story was about.A final note: This book hasn’t changed the way I think about being a Christian. Instead it has assisted me in my growing understanding of my own relationship to God which comes about because of Jesus.I did ask to have the book on the national United Methodist Women’s reading program. It will be interesting to see what happens with this.

  21. pixel gun 3d hack 2015 android said:

    Because the file is sort of small it ouht to take only some
    seconds until thhe obtzin is finished.

  22. http://www.krums1.com/ said:

    It’s much easier to understand when you put it that way!

  23. ครีมหน้าขาว pantip said:

    This post will assist the internet visitors for creating new weblog or even a weblog from start to end.

  24. car insurance said:

    Well I guess I don’t have to spend the weekend figuring this one out!

  25. http://www.salonbellefrisco.com/ said:

    Jag har en liten fundering kring koksfettet, när väljer man koksfett eller kokosfett? Jag har nu ätit LCHF i två veckor och tycker det är jätteroligt. Jag och min mage mår så bra!! Gillar verkligen din blogg :)

  26. red and purple wedding invitations said:

    I understand what you’re saying, but the reason he disappears is not because Mary conceived out of wedlock, but because he That’s all I’m Edit: You’re also completely Joseph is still there through Jesus’ birth! He accompanies Mary to Bethlehem and is present Also, he leads the family away into Egypt to escape Herod: > Behold, the angel of the Lord appeareth to Joseph in a dream, saying, Arise, and take the young child and his mother, and flee into Egypt, and be thou there until I bring thee word: for Herod will seek the young child to destroy When he arose, he took the young child and his mother by night, and departed into Egypt: And was there until the death of Herod: that it might be fulfilled which was spoken of the Lord by the prophet, saying, Out of Egypt have I called my Matthew 2:13-15 > When Herod was dead, behold, an angel of the Lord appeareth in a dream to Joseph in Egypt, saying, Arise, and take the young child and his mother, and go into the land of Israel: for they are dead which sought the young child’s And he arose, and took the young child and his mother, and came into the land of But when he heard that Archelaus did reign in Judaea in the room of his father Herod, he was afraid to go thither: notwithstanding, being warned of God in a dream, he turned aside into the parts of Galilee: And he came and dwelt in a city called Nazareth: that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the prophets, He shall be called a Matthew 2:19-23

  27. sparda bank kreditkarte entsperren said:

    There are some attention-grabbing cut-off dates on this article however I don’t know if I see all of them middle to heart. There is some validity however I will take hold opinion till I look into it further. Good article , thanks and we would like extra! Added to FeedBurner as well

  28. kreditkarte sofortzusage said:

    Super idée de glissez quelques conseils diététique au milieu de tes recettes.Je vais m’empresser de diffuser l’adresse de ton site à mes copines.VA:F [1.9.22_1171]please wait…VA:F [1.9.22_1171](from 0 votes)

  29. generali kfz haftpflicht komfort said:

    My favorite kitchen tool is my big old cast iron skillet – it was a gift from our CSA farmer, and had been her grandmother’s. Every time I use it (daily!) I think of all the meals that have nourished families from this pan.I love that wooden spoon, I’d love to win it!

  30. http://www./ said:

    Y porque no publica el bochornoso momento cuando a “mayito” se le cae su bolsita de coca en pleno “gallinazo”m.youtube.com/#/watch?feature=youtube_gdata_player&v=20WtoZIAdjk&desktop_uri=%2Fwatch%3Fv%3D20WtoZIAdjk%26feature%3Dyoutube_gdata_player&gl=MX

Leave a Comment

Your message