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Old 03-11-2009, 02:53 PM   #1
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I'm heading to Dublin in August. Besides the Guiness plant what else should a beer brewer look for in Dublin?

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Old 03-11-2009, 03:01 PM   #2
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Bring us some irish moss!

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Old 03-11-2009, 03:06 PM   #3
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I spent 5 days there last year and had a blast. Be ready to spend about $6 on a pint. Guinness is a must, and there are tons of pubs. I liked the Boars Head and Temple Bar. You should go to the Jameson Distilery and do the tour, ask to be a wiskey taster. You get to try the Jameso, Paddys, Johnny Walker Red, and Jack. So nice. All the pubs I went in to treated me great. Enjoy your trip. You will have a good time no doubt

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Old 03-11-2009, 03:21 PM   #4
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Don't forget to visit some of the rest of the country. Dublin is a bit of an entity all by itself. If you've come that far you might as well tour...

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I've never been to Dublin, but from what I've heard you won't need to bother planning the trip. Dublin will do the planning for you.

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Don't forget to visit some of the rest of the country. Dublin is a bit of an entity all by itself. If you've come that far you might as well tour...
I agree. If you are there for more than a few days, definitely get out of Dublin. Visiting Dublin is 'ok' for a day or so but soon feels like any other big city with all the touristy crap and high prices. And the Guinness is overrated.

Galway, Kilkenny, Cork... are much better cities to visit, IMO and offer much more in terms of an authentic Irish experience. And they are easy to reach via bus/train and have better beer and pubs (esp. Cork for beer).
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Galway, Kilkenny, Cork... are much better cities to visit, IMO and offer much more in terms of an authentic Irish experience. And they are easy to reach via bus/train and have better beer and pubs (esp. Cork for beer).
You forgot the most important one!!!
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Check out the Porterhouse and have the Wrasslers 4X stout and also the Oyster Stout.

When you take the Guinness Tour, go in the morning and go directly to the High Gravity lounge and drink your freebies and enjoy the views in solitude. The lounge fills up quick and so you can finish the tour at your leisure.

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Oops, sorry!

Limerick. Nice place, especially if you like looking at Georgian architecture and castles.
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I've been to Ireland twice now and absolutely loved it! The people are super friendly and the beer is great. As already mentioned, the Temple Bar is a must see and the Jameson distillery is very cool. Some of the bars along the river have traditional Irish music during the evenings. That's always a good time for the tourists! I spent several nights in the Knightsbridge bar listening to various Irish bands play a mix of covers and traditional Irish songs.

Just remember, when ordering pints or in any situation where you are asking for two of something, keep your palm facing the person when signaling two. I.e. peace sign, not back of the hand V. The backwards peace sign is like flipping someone off.

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