250 Years of Guinness

This April, Guinness will release a new stout that will celebrate Arthur Guinness signing a 9,000 year lease on the St. James’s Gate Brewery in Dublin. The new brew will arrive in the US on April 24th.

This will be the first new stout imported by Guinness into the US since 1960 when they introduced Guinness Draught. The new stout will only be available for a limited time and will be different than Guinness Draught. From the MSNBC article and others I have read, it sounds like this new stout will be more like a traditional stout than Guinness’s pub draught that uses nitrogen and widgets to produce its unique head.

Have not had it yet but my guess is that it will be more like Guinness Extra Stout with a bit more alcohol and naturally carbonated head. Can’t wait to give it a try.


1 Comment

  • Hannah April 10, 2009 @ 12:31pm

    Pete – if you run into this before I do, let me know so I can pick some up!

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