Xoel arrives in the Dutch city of Haarlem where he finds that, obviously, he's not the first person to do so. The owner of a pilgrim's hostel tells him that people from all over the world are continually passing through this hostel on their way to Santiago de Compostela. From Haarlem to Rotterdam, and on to Ghent, Xoel, our protagonist, is simply one more tourist, although that is about to change as he first becomes a traveler and then a pilgrim. Brussels is the last stop in this episode, with France looming on the horizon.
Runtime: 25 minutes
On the Camino de Santiago - Guinness Brewery - Netflix
St. James's Gate Brewery (Irish: Grúdlann Gheata Naomh Séamuis) is a brewery founded in 1759 in Dublin, Ireland, by Arthur Guinness. The company is now a part of Diageo, a British company formed from the merger of Guinness and Grand Metropolitan in 1997. The main product of the brewery is Guinness Draught. Originally leased in 1759 to Arthur Guinness at IR£45 (Irish pounds) per year for 9,000 years, St. James' Gate has been the home of Guinness ever since. It became the largest brewery in Ireland in 1838, and the largest in the world by 1886, with an annual output of 1.2 million barrels. Although no longer the largest brewery in the world, it is still the largest brewer of stout in the world. The company has since bought out the originally leased property, and during the 19th and early 20th centuries the brewery owned most of the buildings in the surrounding area, including many streets of housing for brewery employees, and offices associated with the brewery. The brewery also made all of its own power using its own power plant. There is an attached exhibition on the 250-year-old history of Guinness, called the Guinness Storehouse.
On the Camino de Santiago - Guinness Storehouse - Netflix
Guinness Storehouse, the “Home of Guinness”, is Dublin's most popular tourist attraction. A converted brewing factory, it is now a Guinness museum, incorporating elements from the old brewing factory to explain the history of its production. Some of the old brewing equipment is on show, as well as stout ingredients, brewing techniques, advertising methods and storage devices. The exhibition takes place over seven floors, in the shape of a 14 million pint glass of Guinness. The final floor is the Gravity Bar, which has an almost 360° panorama over the city, where visitors can claim a free pint of “the black stuff”. The storehouse is where they used to add the yeast to the beer for fermentation. Guinness Storehouse visitors do not get to see the beer being brewed in front of them, but from various vantage points in the building you may see parts of the brewhouse, vats, grain silos and the keg yard.
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