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Guinness Irish Wheat launches in Brewer’s Project Series

Guinness Irish Wheat bottle

Guinness Irish Wheat is available nationally this month, part of the brewery’s ongoing Brewer’s Project Series.

A departure from the stout that is synonymous with the name Guinness, the lineup has been home to Rye Pale Ale, and Antwerpen Stout recently.

The recipe is mainly comprised wheat harvested from the southern part of Ireland, plus a touch of stout malt. Guinness Irish Wheat and their Stout share the same yeast. The Irish Wheat is fermented at a higher temperature, which gives off clove and banana esters.

Guinness brewer Jasmin Winterer originally hails from Germany, home of the hefeweizen. The style is very prevalent in her creation; full of citrus and banana.

 “I wanted to help create the best wheat beer outside of Germany,” The style is familiar, but if you look closer, you’ll see how we made it distinctly Guinness – this beer uses 100% wheat sourced in Ireland and the very same yeast that goes into our world famous stout.” Jasmin Winterer, Guinness Brewer

Guinness Irish Wheat can be found nationally starting in April, in 11.2 ounce, six pack bottles. ERP $9.99.

Style: Wheat Ale
Hops: Mount Hood, Amarillo
Malt: Irish Wheat, Stout Malt

Availability: 11.2oz Bottles
Debut: April, 2017

5.3% ABV, 21 IBUs

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Guinness Rye Pale Ale expands The Brewer’s Project

Guinness Rye Pale Ale bottle

Guinness Rye Pale Ale, part of the small batch Brewer’s Project, is now available in bottles.

This beer got started as a beer just for the brewery’s family and friends. The end result, like all good beers, is that it was destined to be more. Guinness Rye Pale Ale is brewed with Mosaic and Cascade hops, plus a healthy dose of rye malt.

The rustic, spicy character of rye grain is balanced with citrus and grapefruit from the mosaic and cascade hops, making it a fine addition to the Guinness family.

In contrast to recently released Guinness Nitro IPA, Rye Pale Ale leans has a taste more reminiscent of an American pale ale. The beer has a pleasant clash of spicy rye, and grapefruit, finishing with a nice touch of sweetness. Quite an easy drinking beer.

Guinness Rye Pale Ale is available in 11. 5 ounce bottles.

Style: Rye Beer
Hops: Mosaic, Cascade
Availability: 11.5oz Bottles

Debut: Late October/November, 2016

5% ABV

Image: Beer Street Journal 

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Guinness Nitro IPA Launches Stateside 12 Ounce Cans

Guinness Nitro IPA is indeed a real thing, and is launching stateside over the next few weeks. The Ireland based brewery best known for their nitrogen infused Irish dry stout simply called Guinness Draught.

SGuinness Nitro IPA, uses five hop varieties, namely Admiral, Celeia, Topaz, Challenger and Cascade to create this hop-forward offering.

Guinness Nitro IPA is a part of The Brewer’s Project, an experimental side project for the brewers to have some fun. This recipe is the brainchild of Luis Ortega.

Recently, Guinness Blonde, brewed in the United States, was introduced to the U.S. market.

Guinness Nitro IPA is available in 6-packs of 11.2 ounce cans, that include the brewery’s “widget” nitrogen technology.

Style: IPA
Hops:
Admiral, Celeia, Topaz, Challenger, Cacade
Availability: 12oz Cans, Draft.
Release: September, 2015

5.8% ABV

Ed Note: We updated the can size to 12 ounce cans. The 11.2oz mention on the can refers to the amount of liquid in the can due to the nitrogen widget. 

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Guinness Potato Chips a Reality

The world now has Guinness flavored potato chips, courtesy of UK-based Burts Potato Chips.

The chips feature a bit of the chocolate and roasty flavors of the dry Irish stout. Additionally, there is a second flavor, Rich Beef Chili, that includes chili peppers, beer, and Guinness.

Currently, the chips are only sold in the United Kingdom, but rumored to have plans to ship the beer flavors to the United States in the future.

Purchase online.

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Guinness Launching Blonde American Lager. Brewed Stateside.

Guinness Blonde American Lager

You know Guinness for the darker side of life. Namely the nitro dry irish stout. In recent years, there have been different releases by the Irish brewery, but the most popular is undeniably the stout.

In August, the brewery is launching a new beer that is just a little out of character, Guinness Blonde American Lager. Yes, it’s brewed in the United States, with American hops.

A crisp, refreshing tasting beer with a rich, delicious flavor, brewed in America in the Guinness traditions known only to our master brewers with our famous Guinness yeast, and Mosaic and Willamette American hops. 

A little investigation shows this beer being brewed by City Brewing Company, a contract brewery that operates three different locations in Wisconsin, Pennsylvania, and Tennessee.

Guinness Blonde American Lager will be available in 12oz bottles and draft. Official announcement to follow.

Style: Blonde Lager
Hops: Willamette, Mosaic
Availability: 12oz Bottles, Draft.
Arrival: August, 2014

 

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This New Guinness Spot Just Makes You Feel Good

Continuing the Guinness “Made of More” campaign, is this new tv spot featuring the ‘society of elegant persons of the Congo’ otherwise known as the ‘Sapeurs.’

Sapeurs are a group of everyday heroes from Brazzaville, Republic of the Congo.

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Eat Your Beer: Guinness Marshmallows

Have your beer and eat it too. For those times when you can’t have a beer, but wish you could. Guinness Marshmallows by Wondermade. The Irish stout is mixed into every marshmallow, then rolled in pretzels. They even have a bourbon one too. ERP $7.50 [Wondermade]