The Perfect Victory

Guinness lovers tasted, then voted, to decide the winner of The Perfect Pour

After months of research (read: drinking pints of delicious Irish stout) and casting hundreds of votes, the public has spoken: The area bar that pours the best pint of Guinness stout is Dead Presidents, the popular neighborhood spot on Wilmington’s West Side.

Sixteen area bars and restaurants were chosen to participate in this year’s Guinness Perfect Pour competition, which started in February. In that month, Guinness fans voted to pare the field down to a final four: 6 Paupers, Kid Shelleen’s, Klondike Kate’s and Dead Presidents.

“I’ve had perfectly poured pints at just about every bar in the contest,” says Dead Presidents owner Brian Raughley, “so I’m just thankful for our awesome customers and friends who voted and the staff for doing such a great job promoting it.”

Guinness is perhaps the only brewery in the world that encourages a specific six-step procedure for pouring its product. All six steps were factors in the Perfect Pour competition.

In addition to the honor and award that will be bestowed on the champion, Dead Presidents has earned the right to send two of its bartenders to a regional competition hosted by Guinness this summer in Atlantic City. Klondike Kate’s, which finished as a Runner-Up this year, will also send one bartender.
“Now we get to compete in Atlantic City,” Raughley says, “and hang out with the good people of Guinness!”

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