LIVING
03/05/2015 03:08 EST | Updated 03/05/2015 03:59 EST

Pouring Guinness Perfectly, Just In Time For St. Patrick's Day

St. Patrick's Day is on the horizon (that's March 17, for anyone counting down) and for many revellers of the Irish-inspired holiday, it's a time to indulge in green-tinted beer.

But if you're looking for an alternative to the coloured stuff, Aaron Ridgeway would like you to consider a pint of something else: Guinness.

When he isn't slinging glasses on the iconic Irish stout at the Guinness Storehouse in Dublin, Ridgeway, a storehouse assistant and certified "perfect pint pourer" is schooling visitors in the craft of pouring Guinness draught. If you think it's as simple as opening a can and pouring willy-nilly, you'd best pull up a seat by the bar.

Ridgeway made the trip to Toronto where he met up with the Huffington Post Canada to teach us the six steps to pour Guinness like a pro.

Also on HuffPost

Photo galleryGreat St. Patrick's Day Beers That Are Not Guinness See Gallery