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Guinness Stout facts to get you ready for St. Patrick's Day

In honor of St. Patrick’s Day I am scouring the web for facts about the most consumed beer on the day honoring Irelands Patron Saint Patrick. St. Patrick who lived in the 400’s is credited with banishing all snakes from Ireland by driving them into the sea. To this day there are no snakes roaming around the Irish countryside.
Guinness was founded in 1759 by Arthur Guinness at St. James Gate in Dublin. He signed a 9,000-year lease with the annual rent of £45. Diageo, the English beverage conglomerate, now owns Guinness.
Buzz Feed reports that Guinness produces 850 million liters a year. Due to it’s two stage pour, the perfect pint of Guinness takes 119.53 seconds to pour. Great Britain consumes the most Guinness, followed by Ireland, Nigeria, USA, and Cameroon.
According to Guinness is brewed in over 150 breweries worldwide and 40% is consumed in Africa. More than 10 million glasses of Guinness are sold every day. Despite its dark color and heavy appearance Guinness has just 198 calories per pint, lower than most light beers and even a glass of orange juice. Also its color is derived from dark roasted malt, but hold it up to a bright light and you will notice it is actually ruby red and not black.
Some more facts are that the Guinness Storehouse in Dublin is Ireland’s number one tourist attraction. The Guinness Book of World Records was started buy Guinness as a promotion. Of course the most important fact is that you enjoy some pints of Guinness the year round not just to toast St. Patrick.

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