Guinness & Co. (Dublin, Ireland) has officially announced that Guinness 200th Anniversary Export Stout is now available in the U.S. market for a limited time.
America’s history with Guinness can be traced back to “a single line” recorded in a brewer’s log on October 16, 1817. That short note indicated that the “first eight barrels of Guinness beer – a porter to be exact – meant for America would make their arrival in South Carolina.” Two centuries have now passed since that modest note was written, but its impact has resulted in more than anyone could have imagined. It was the genesis of a 200-year bond between America and Ireland that has resided within each and every pint of Guinness that has been poured in this country since.
To honor and recognize this 200-year-old relationship, the folks at Guinness conceived and crafted Guinness 200th Anniversary Export Stout at their Open Gate Brewery, “the pilot brewery . . . where Guinness brewers experiment with new styles and reinterpret historical brews.” Drawing inspiration from a recipe developed in 1817 by Benjamin Guinness, the son of Arthur Guinness, the 200th Anniversary Export Stout (6% ABV) has been “brewed with Black Patent Malt and Goldings Hops” to result in a “dark ruby red” Stout that is “complex and smooth with a sweet chocolate flavor.”
“We took a look at that export stout’s recipe from 1817 in our brewing records and used that as our inspiration here, but it’s not just an homage to who we were as brewers then or who America was as a country,” said Peter Simpson, Head Brewer at the Open Gate Brewery in Dublin. “We’re also using this beer as a way to show how much we’re looking forward to the next 200 years. We knew it had to be special, and we really think this throwback recipe captures exactly what we wanted from 1817 all the way through 2017.”
Guinness 200th Anniversary Export Stout is hitting shelves now in 6-packs of 12 oz. bottles (MSRP: $8.99, 6-pack) and in the 200 Years of Stout in America Mixed Pack (MSRP: $21.99, 12-pack). You can find this Limited Release offering at fine beer establishments located in Alabama, Florida and throughout the rest of Guinness & Co.’s nationwide distribution network. Prost!
Vital Information for Guinness 200th Anniversary Export Stout from Guinness & Co.
Release – Limited, launching October 2017
Style – Export Stout
ABV – 6%
Featured Malt – Black Patent Malt
Hops – Goldings
Availability – 6-packs of 12 oz. bottles & in the Guinness 200 Years of Stout in America Mixed 12-Pack
Beer Finder – https://www.guinness.com/en-us/where-to-buy/