Stout (Guinness) Beer

beer in a glass

What is Guinness Beer

Guinness is a popular Irish dry stout that originated in the brewery of Arthur Guinness.

How is it made?
Guinness stout is made from water, barley, roast malt extract, hops, and brewer’s yeast. A portion of the barley is roasted to give Guinness its dark colour and characteristic taste. It is pasteurized and filtered. A feature of the product is the burnt flavour that is derived from roasted unmalted barley

The draught beer‘s thick, creamy head comes from mixing the beer with nitrogen when poured.

Blackbeard – the Irish Stout at Murphy’s Brewhouse

Blackbeard is perfectly balanced – dark but not too bitter, thick and creamy but not overly so. It is acclaimed to be the best Stout in the town. Head to Murphy’s when you crave Stout next.


Technically, fewer calories than skimmed milk

Making the product requires knowledge in the sciences of microbiology, mycology, bacteriology, and thermodynamics. Despite its reputation as a “meal in a glass”, Guinness only contains 198 kcal (838 kilojoules) per imperial pint (1460 kJ/l), fewer than skimmed milk or orange juice and most other non-light beers.


The Surge

Draught Guinness and its canned counterpart contain nitrogen (N2) as well as carbon dioxide. Nitrogen is less soluble than carbon dioxide, which allows the beer to be put under high pressure without making it fizzy. The high pressure of dissolved gas is required to enable very small bubbles to be formed by forcing the draught beer through fine holes in a plate in the tap, which causes the characteristic “surge”


Stout (Guinness) Beer is officially a very dark shade of ruby.

Studies claim that Guinness can be beneficial to the heart. Researchers found that “‘antioxidant compounds’ in the Guinness, similar to those found in certain fruits and vegetables, are responsible for the health benefits because they slow down the deposit of harmful cholesterol on the artery walls.”


Disclaimer: Nothing in this article is intended to be nor should it be construed as a medical advice. This is a light-hearted article.