Stout beer is one of those things that people either love or strongly dislike. I am a stout lover and of all the stouts I’ve tried nothing comes close to Guinness.
Apparently as you get farther away from their brewery in Dublin, the quality and taste of the beer diminishes. I visited Ireland for a few months and I must say this is true. The difference between a Guinness in the states versus one in a Dublin pub is shocking. Dublin Guinness is creamier and sweeter. It might be because, rumor has it, in some countries it’s made out of an extract that’s sent from Dublin.
With a lot of history since 1759 and a 9000-year lease, Guinness isn’t going anywhere. But what if you don’t want to sit on a bar stool to get your stout on? The version in a bottle just doesn’t cut it, but thankfully they came up with a fantastic invention called a widget ~ and now the pub draught can come home with you from your local beer store.
The magic happens because the widget mimics what occurs when the beer is poured from a tap: both carbon dioxide and nitrogen are injected into the beer when the can is opened. Nitrogen produces smaller bubbles and a creamier head, giving Guinness its signature smooth mouth feel.
If all that wasn’t enough good news, this beer has always been considered to be nutritious.
So if you like stout and haven’t tried Guinness in cans yet, run don’t walk to your nearest bottle shop and get yourself a 4-pack. Delicious!