Who Are the Mysterious Creators Behind the Downbubble Curtain?
Erin Hardie and Ryan Platten are teachers, travel writers and photographers/web admins from Perth Western Australia. A mutual love of travel and trying new flavours brought them together (til death do they part!). They have created this blog downbubble after having each travelled to over fifteen countries individually before joining forces. They now seek to bring a little taste of the places they go to the walls of others (please pin us!) and to share information with other travel lovers!
Why Guinness? (Ryan: Because it’s delicious!) Perhaps that question is solved by solving simultaneously another riddle:
Why is our website called downbubble!?
It’s the downbubble / down bubble that makes the humble Guinness a unicorn king among beers. First to patent this technology and take it to the market, it is the downbubble that ensures every Guinness is a perfect pour, every time, even from a can.
If you have a glass of beer in your hand currently have a look at where all the bubbles are going – upwards direction right? That is unless you have a beer that has been tapped under nitrogen – a new fashion among bearded craft brewing trendies – but Guinness did it first long before a woodcutters beard was a fashion statement but rather back when such beards were a necessary accoutrement to career roles as woodsmen…
Ok enough hyperbole, but seriously think about your beer with its upwards moving bubbles – where are those bubbles going? To the surface of your beer to burst and escape back into the atmosphere leaving your once heady beer a sorry flat affair…
Guinness is something special – according to the Guinness website: “Guinness brewers were the first to introduce the combination of nitrogen and carbon dioxide to draught beer. The result was Guinness Draught, famous for its smooth velvety texture and unique surge and settle.” Michael Ash is credited with the invention of this device. “Throughout the 1950s, he became fascinated by the idea of serving Guinness in draught format and was convinced that adding nitrogen to the beer was not only the most effective way to do this, but also that it would transform the actual beer itself. Ash’s ‘Easy Serve’ system created the ‘surge and settle’ effect that draught Guinness is now famous for, and with it, the world’s first nitro beer.”
So when you next have yourself a pint of the black stuff, have a look at it’s unique downbubbles and then wonder at the many countries across the world it is served in today….
And we’d like to go to all of them……