Wat is die eerste vraag een onmogelijke vraag zeg. Heeft dit er misschien iets mee te maken?
If you go to Dublin and visit the Guinness “factory”, you will learn that ALL kegs of Guinness are brewed in Dublin. Canada bottles / cans Guinness draught, but the kegs only come from Dublin. Look on the keg if you don’t believe it. If you talk to the bartenders on the top floor at the Guinness Factory, where you get your test pint, they will tell you that it is charged with a 75% nitrogen / 25% CO2 mix of gas and the “perfect pour” is done at 40 degrees. So all this talk about better in Dublin is just that, talk. What you do find in the US is bars that try to serve Guinness just using CO2 because they don’t want to pay for the mixing system; bars that do not know how to properly pour Guinness (go to the home page of Guinness and read about how to do the perfect pour) and bars in the US that don’t have their lines cleaned out enough. Ireland goes through more Guiness per head than any other country and have their lines cleaned by Guiness representatives. I can tell you that Guiness that is not poured properly tastes different because the tap / restrictor valves on the Guiness taps are there for a reason and pulling the tap forward on the first 3/4 fill at 45 degrees and pushing the tap back for the last 1/4 fill straight in makes a difference in the amount of gas that goes into the beer.