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Well, this is exciting! Just when we thought Guinness couldn't get any better, it goes and opens a new experimental bar. Hurrah!

Yep, Guinness is giving you the chance to go beyond the (kinda) shiny gates and have #allthepints in its new brewery.

The Open Gate Brewery at St. James' Gate is located in the little secret door beside the main entrance and opened its doors to the public for the first time yesterday.

The experimental brewery has perviously been open to just brewers to explore recipes and create new ones, but now the industrial-feel bar is going to be open for anyone to walk in and try a wide range of new brews. 

The usual draught Guinness will be available, as well as their most recent venture, Hop House 13 Lager. Also on sale is Dublin Porter, West Indies Porter and a small batch of experimental beers (that sound really cool). 

Diageo's Mark Sandys said, "People are becoming more interested in beer and the stories behind it, and The Open Gate Brewery gives people the freedom to experiment and find new tastes. 

The new bar is only open Thursday and Friday from 5.30pm to 10.30pm but it is supplying some deadly beers on draught for you to try, including Guinness Nitro IPA (interesting), OGB Milk Stout (even more interesting) and OGB Imperial Dunkel Weisse, which has 8.4 percent alcohol (VERY interesting). 

 A pint of beer is €5 and a half-pint is €2.75 but you can also order four beer-tasters for €5 and speak to the brewers about the origins of each. We like it!

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Cheers, we'll drink to that!

Dublin's Guinness Storehouse has been named the leading tourist attraction in all of Europe.

The Eiffel Tower, Barcelona’s La Sagrada Familia, Buckingham Palace, and even the Roman Collosseum didn't compare to our wonderfully Irish brewing venue.

The award was presented in Sardinia, Italy last night at the World Travels Awards ceremony.

Paul Carty, Managing Director of the Storehouse said on the achievement, "Today is a very proud day for the Guinness Storehouse team. We were honoured to have been shortlisted amongst such iconic attractions but to be voted by the public as ‘Europe’s leading tourist attraction’ goes beyond anything we could have imagined."

“We wish to claim this as a victory for Irish tourism. One in every two holidaymakers to Dublin visits the Guinness Storehouse and we are very aware and very proud of our position at the front line of the warm Irish welcome."

"This award is a great acknowledgement of the team’s dedication to providing an unforgettable, world-class visitor experience."

Astonishingly, 92 percent of visitors to the Storehouse are not Irish, with the top 5 visiting nationalities being American, British, French, German and Italian.

The Guinness Storehouse only opened its doors in 2006, and since then it has welcomed 13 million people to the venue; who learn all about the 250 year history of the iconic Guinness – and then get to taste some too!

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