20 Things You Didn't Know About Guinness

Let's toast one to Arthur Guinness this St. Patrick's Day

How to Properly Pour a Pint of Guinness

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With the beginning of March comes everyone's favorite excuse to toss back a few — Saint Patrick's Day. And while some may think that green-colored beer is the only way to enjoy a cold one this March, we'd rather share a Guinness or two. 

Click here to see 20 Facts You Didn't Know About Guinness Slideshow

The best-known of Irish beers, Guinness has taken the world by storm since its inception in the 1770s. It is now brewed in 49 countries and sold in more than 150, and it's hard to go anywhere without seeing your beloved Guinness on tap (even in Africa, where 40 percent of Guinness is consumed today). And it's all due to Arthur Guinness, whose porter recipe took off.

We were surprised by what we learned about Guinness. There's a science to the perfection of a perfect pour, the Guinness bubbles (really — physicists have taken it upon themselves to figure those little suckers out), and how to properly enjoy a pint. (Though the answer shouldn't surprise you; the best way is to drink a pint in a pub in Ireland, obviously). But Guinness has a long storied history that makes it so popular worldwide. 

Click here to find fun facts about your Guinness pint — and find 20 reasons to toast one to Arthur Guinness. Good thing he's got that lease on the St. James Gate brewery for a few more thousand years.


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