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Leased for 9,000 years in 1759 by Arthur Guinness at £45 per year, St. James's Gate has been the home of Guinness ever since.

Guinness Brewery

About the Brewery

St. james Gate Brewery was founded in 1759 by Arthur Guinness. The brewery itself once claimed the stake of being the largest brewery in the world at 64 acres. Although no longer the largest brewery in the world, it is still the largest brewer of stout in the world.

The main product produced is "Guinness Draught" but a vast variety of other Guinness types are brewed here also.

The Guinness Store House

Guinness Storehouse, the "Home of Guinness", is Dublin's most popular tourist attraction. A converted brewing factory, it is now a Guinness museum, incorporating elements from the old brewing factory to explain the history of its production. Some of the old brewing equipment is on show, as well as stout ingredients, brewing techniques, advertising methods and storage devices.

The exhibition takes place over 7 floors, in the shape of a 14 million pint glass of Guinness. The final floor is the Gravity Bar, which has an almost 360° panorama over the city, where visitors can claim a free pint of "the black stuff".

The storehouse is where they used to add the yeast to the beer for fermentation. Now it serves as a focal point for many tourists who visit the city.