1. In 1759, Arthur Guinness signed a 9,000-year lease on an unused brewery at St. James's Gate, Dublin. It cost him ?100 (about $147) with an annual rent of ?45 (about $66) - including water rights!
2. In 1929, the British national press published the first "Guinness is Good For You" advertisement.
3. In 1963, the St. James's Gate brewery switched from storing beer in wooden barrels to metal kegs.
4. Worldwide, 10 million glasses of Guinness are consumed daily.
5. Guinness Extra Stout is the closest variant to the Guinness Porter originally brewed by Arthur Guinness.
6. From 2000-2004, 2 million people visited the Guinness Storehouse in Dublin.