10 Things you didn't know about Guinness
1 Arthur Guinness signed a lease for the disused St. James Brewery 1759 for: 9000 years at 45 francs a year
2 1n 1886 the Guinness brewery was the largest brewery in the world producing: 1.2 Million Barrels a year
3 In 1906 there were 3,240 employees at the brewery meaning that 10,000 people were dependent on Guinness for their livelihood - This was 1 in 30 of the population of Dublin
4 1939 - Guinness sent all British troops in the British expeditionary force in France a bottle of Guinness to enjoy with their Christmas Dinner.
5 Guinness is the biggest selling stout in the world
Brewed in 50 countries
Sold in 150 countries
10 million glasses are drunk around the world every day
6 Half of all pints consumed in Ireland everyday is a pint of Guinness.
7 There is approximately 198 calories in a pint of Guinness
Less than a pint of Orange Juice!
8 Guinness & Co. Makes almost 2 Billion annually.
9 The perfect pour
Double pour at a 45 degree angle
10 the guinness storehouse is Ireland's number 1 international visitor attraction
4 million visitors since 2000