How to pour a perfect pint of Guinness
Guinness wants to make March 17, St. Patrick's Day, the biggest Friendship festival in the world. To achieve this, the brand ambassador showed us on the 16th how to serve a perfect pint of Guinness.
The promotion event for St. Patrick’s Day took place at The Irish Corner, an emblematic Irish tavern located on Madrid's Calle de Arturo Soria, and it was an event mounted in style. To explain everything, Fergal Murray, the Guinness World Ambassador, came to the event.
The objective of the brand is to reach the number of one million participants in the celebration of St. Patrick's Day as World Friendship Day, for which they have mobilized the population through Social Networks.
Brewmaster Fergal Murray, introduced the beer and told us some of his secrets: curiously, the bubbles of Guinness beer do not rise towards the foam, but go down. The true color of Guinness beer is not black or dark brown, but ruby red, which can be seen against the light.
How to throw out a perfect pint of beer
Afterwards, he taught us the art of pouring out a perfect pint of Guinness, and I learned that the secret is to hold the pint glass with your fingers apart, give it the exact angle, drop the liquid decisively into the glass, let the beer rest. for a minute or more, and then fill the glass until full.
The last step is to offer it to whoever is going to consume it. Once we did the practices serving a couple of pints with the method that I have just told you, and after verifying that the foam in our pints had the ideal dimensions, Fergal Murray issued us the corresponding diploma certifying our learning.
Murray also explained the method to taste a pint of beer: Drink with your eyes first and admire the beauty of the content. Then he proudly raises his glass and takes a sip, always keeping his eyes on the horizon. Finally, taste the sweetness of the malt and the roasted flavor of the barley and you will feel an explosion of flavor.
During the event, some appetizers and typical dishes of Irish cuisine were served, and of course a few beers of the Irish brand. Undoubtedly, on Saint Patrick's Day, a participation record will be achieved, which if it exceeds one million, will be registered in the famous Book of Records of the brand.