10 Amazing Facts About GuinnessWritten by lanreePosted on 07 29, 2016
10 Amazing Guinness Facts
Guinness is one of the most famous beer brands in the world, a legendary Irish brew. But how much do you really know about this beer? Here are a few facts to excite you.
1. The perfect pour of Guinness should take 119.5 seconds and is referred to as a “double pour.”
2. The beer’s official colour is ruby red, not black.
A common misconception is that Guinness is black, but in fact it’s coloured by roasted barley which gives it a ruby red colour.
3.Guinness is brewed in 5 countries around the world.
Guinness owns breweries in 5 countries. The breweries are situated in Ireland, Malaysia, Nigeria, Ghana and Cameroon. All of the ingredients used are sourced locally , except the Guinness extract, a secret mixture that is added to a Guinness brewed anywhere in the world.
4. 850 million litres of Guinness are sold annually.
The company records sales of up to 850 million litres of Guinness annually.
5. Guinness is the perfect diet drink.
A pint of the good stuff contains only 198 calories. That’s less than most light beers, wine, orange juice or even low fat milk.
6. The most Guinness is sold in the UK, followed by Ireland, Nigeria, U.S.A and Cameroon.
A whopping 40% of all Guinness is sold in Africa!
7. On September 24, 2009 at 5.59 (or 17.59 in the 24 hour clock) Ireland and the world celebrated 250 years of Guinness with “Arthur’s Day”.
In almost every country across the globe merry makers raised their glasses and cheered “To Arthur” !
9. The ancient Irish Harp symbol was first used as a symbol for Guinness
The symbol was later adopted by the Irish government as the official government symbol.
10. 3 million pints are brewed every day at St. James’s Gate in Dublin.
Over 10 million glasses are sold everyday.