City Paper is not for tourists
St. Patrick’s Day will be here in two weeks, so it’s time to start thinking about where you’ll be pounding your Guinness. In fact, it may take a bit of research. I recently ordered a Guinness at the Old Dominion Pub, one of the new storefronts in the Convention Center. The pub’s parent company is Old Dominion Brewery, so they should know how to pour a beer.
But the bartender poured my beer in one simple pour. Guinness needs two pours. In the first pour, the glass is tipped at an angle and filled about three-quarters full. Then the glass must sit until the beer has settled. Finally, the glass, this time perpendicular, can be filled.
I ordered a Guinness at Fado in Chinatown the other night. To my relief, the bartender poured it correctly.
Any tips for other bars that pour a Guinness correctly?