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

  • 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!
Skip the Line: Guinness Connoisseur Taste Experience at the Guinness Storehouse
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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.
What to Expect
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.
Reviews (269)
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Reviewed today
Well thought through, engaging museum/attraction

Having been on wine tasting trips recently we were attracted to a similar experience at Guiness. We arrived early so we could visit the rest of the site and found it a great balance between education and enjoyment. The Skip the Line was not a...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank RitzRam
Reviewed today
A must if you are a Guinness or just a Beer fan!

My 2nd trip to St. James Gate and had to try the private tasting. Glad I did! Learned about and tasted 5 different Guinness beers and learned their history. The host was terrific, very entertaining and knowledgeable about Guinness and beer brewing in general. I...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Jeffrey Van R
Reviewed 25 October 2018
Guinness Connoisseur Taste Experience

Best way to see the Guinness Storehouse! Not only do you get to skip the long lines to get in, you get the very exclusive experience of getting a personal lesson on the history of Guinness and how to pour the perfect pint. Very cool...More

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Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Joseph S
Reviewed 7 October 2018

Relax and enjoy your time at the Guinness Factory in one of the best pubs in Dublin! We learned the history of the company without the crowd and got to sample a LOT of beer! Steve was a fabulous host and pouring our own glass...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank mrv54
Reviewed 14 July 2018

This made the Guinness Storehouse so much more magical than it would have been without the Connoisseur Taste Experience. Hanna the bartender gave us history of the brewery, and plenty of samples to keep up hydrated!

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank Sarah L
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