Beer love post: how real Guinness was brewed

Beer love post: how real Guinness was brewed

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In 1759 Irish brewer Arthur Guinness signed a lease on an abandoned brewery at St. James's Gate in Dublin. The annual rent was £45 and the lease term was 9,000 years.

At first, only ale was brewed, the business brought a good income. The first batch of Irish beer was exported to England 10 years after the signing of the contract. In 1799, noticing that Dublin porters preferred a pint of dark beer to ale, Guinness decided to reorient production. The variety got its name thanks to the people for whom it was brewed - porter (from the English word "porter" - loader). A few years later, Arthur Guinness porter became a world-famous stout.

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Beer love post: how real Guinness was brewed

At the turn of the XIX-XX centuries, the company began to hire scientists who developed new brewing technologies. The chemist Alexander Forbes-Watson founded a whole research laboratory in St. James's Gate, which was soon followed by an experimental brewery.

In August 1953, a Picture Post photographer was able to get into the holy of holies of all beer drinkers. By that time, the Guinness brewery was considered the largest in the world, producing 80% of the total hoppy drink in the country. These photographs depict a sacred process in which water, malt, barley, hops and yeast are crushed, mixed, brewed, fermented and filled with barrels branded with the iconic Irish drink.

Beer love post: how real Guinness was brewed

Henry Barter relishes lighting his pipe right after downing a pint of Guinness at John Mullet's Pub in Dublin.

Beer love post: how real Guinness was brewed

Eugene Hackett leaned on a cart that was being used to transport malt around the brewery.

Beer love post: how real Guinness was brewed

Workers at the brewery.

Beer love post: how real Guinness was brewed

A worker drags a sack of malt into a warehouse.

Beer love post: how real Guinness was brewed

Assembling a new barrel. Later, it will be filled to the brim with intoxicating Guinness.

Beer love post: how real Guinness was brewed

Joe McCarthy fires an assembled barrel.

Beer love post: how real Guinness was brewed

The worker sews special covers that served as protection for beer barrels during transportation.

Beer love post: how real Guinness was brewed

A worker clears the chute to prevent hop residue from entering the wort kettle.

Beer love post: how real Guinness was brewed

Workers pour beer from the boiler.

Beer love post: how real Guinness was brewed

Wort vat cleaning.

Beer love post: how real Guinness was brewed

A brief respite before the man continues cleaning the wort vat again.

Beer love post: how real Guinness was brewed

In this huge "pool" the yeast foam was removed from the beer before the drink was sent to another vat.

Beer love post: how real Guinness was brewed

A worker oversees the removal of foam from beer.

Beer love post: how real Guinness was brewed

In a special workshop, the barrels were scalded from rubber hoses.

Beer love post: how real Guinness was brewed

The scalded barrels are rolled to the next workshop.

Beer love post: how real Guinness was brewed

Paddy Farrell rolls out finished kegs.

Beer love post: how real Guinness was brewed

James Mayer brands the container with a company logo.

Beer love post: how real Guinness was brewed

A special "sniffer" checks the quality and cleanliness of the barrels.

Beer love post: how real Guinness was brewed

Here, ready-made capsules were filled with beer.

Beer love post: how real Guinness was brewed

Beer love post: how real Guinness was brewed

The worker rests with his foot on a barrel full of ale.

Beer love post: how real Guinness was brewed

Henry Barter enjoys another pint of the legendary Guinness stout.

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