Featured Brewery of the Month: Guinness
Mar 06, 2017
It’s no secret – everyone is a little Irish on St. Patrick’s Day! Since Arthur Guinness signed the 9,000-year lease for St. James’s Gate, Guinness’ roots and Irish heritage have been at the heart of who they are as brewers.
Looking to raise a pint of the black stuff to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day? You’re not alone. It’s estimated that more than 13 million glasses of Guinness Draught were served last year for the holiday. While it’s true that most people immediately think of Guinness as a brewer of stouts, they actually started out by making ales and porters – Guinness Draught, the world’s first nitrogenated beer, wasn’t even created until 1959.
Like any other brewer, Guinness is continuing to experiment with different styles and to bring new beers to the U.S. This spring, Guinness Irish Wheat is coming to America to join the growing family, which already includes Guinness Blonde American Lager, Nitro IPA, and limited time beers like Rye Pale Ale and Milk Stout. Brewed with wheat grown in Ireland and the same yeast used to make a pint of Guinness Draught, Irish Wheat is the Guinness twist on the classic wheat style beer.
No matter how you choose to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day, the brewers at Guinness ask that you remember to take it slow – drink responsibly and respect the beer!