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It is said that it takes 119.5 seconds to pour the perfect pint of Guinness...

Phrase: A pint of Guinness please
Irish: Pionta Guinness le do thoil
Pronunciation: pyunta Guinness leh duh hull

Word: Beer
Irish: Beoir
Pronunciation: bee-oh-ir

Phrase: I'd like a glass of beer
Irish: Ba mhaith liom gloinne beoir
Pronunciation: bah wah ly-um glinn-eh bee-oh-ir

Phrase: I'd like a pint of beer
Irish: Ba mhaith liompiontae beoir
Pronunciation: bah wah ly-um pee-yun-thah bee-oh-ir

Phrase: Health and long life to you
Irish: Sláinte agus saol agat
Pronunciation: Slaw-in-che ah-gus seel ah- guth.

Phrase: Blessing of St. Patrick's Day on you
Irish: Beannachtaí na Féile Pádraig oraibh!
Pronunciation: Ban-awch(k)-tee nah Fay-leh Paw-rig ur-iv!)

Phrase: Let's be drinking!
Irish: Beimid ag ól!
Pronunciation: Beh-mid egg ole.

Phrase: Health!
Irish: Sláinte!
Pronunciation: Slawn-che.

Phrase: Good luck!
Irish: Go n-éirí an t-ádh leat!
Pronunciation: guh nire-ee on taw lyat.

Phrase: A hundred thousand welcomes!
Irish: Céad míle fáilte!
Pronunciation: kayd mee-la foyl-cha.

GUINNESS From the Tap:
  • The perfect pint of Guinness is served using the 'two-part' pour:
  • Select a clean, dry glass - hold the glass at 45 degrees under the spout.
  • Pull the handle slowly towards you and allow the beer to flow smoothly down the side of the glass (note: do not submerge the spout in the beer).
  • As the glass fills, straighten the glass - fill glass until full.
  • Stand the glass on the counter and allow the gas to surge through the beer.
  • To create the legendary head, push the handle backward slightly (this is known as "topping off"). The head should rise just proud of the rim.
GUINNESS® Draught in Cans or Bottles:
  • Make sure your GUINNESS Draught can or bottle has been chilled for at least 3 hours - preferably at 42.8 degrees.
  • Then open, activating the widget in the process.
  • Pour the whole can into a tilted glass in one smooth action, straightening the glass as it fills.
A Widget is a plastic moulded device that sits on the top of the contents of each can of GUINNESS® Draught. When the can is opened, a small amount of beer and nitrogen, trapped in the widget, is forced out through the beer, which creates the famous creamy head that you find on a pint of GUINNESS® Draught served in a pub. The widget gives GUINNESS® Draught in cans the taste and texture of a pub-poured pint at home.

Half and Half: the ever-popular Half and Half is a lovely 50/50 mix of Guinness and Harp lager.

Black and Tan: A perennial pub favourite, the Black and Tan mixes Guinness with Bass Ale for a rich, smooth and mellow drink.

The Black Velvet: The Black Velvet is a 50/50 mix of Guinness and Champagne.

Fill a glass halfway with the Harp, Bass, or Champagne Next, pour the Guinness and watch how it floats on top to create a colorfullayer over the golden lager.

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