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Guinness Unveils New 250th Anniversary Stout Beer

Stout lovers get excited: for the first time since it began exporting to the US, Guinness is introducing a new stout beer to select markets.

On April 24, to celebrate its quarter-of-a-century draught legacy, Guinness is launching a limited-edition beer, 250th Anniversary Stout, which will be available in bars and stores in the US, Australia, and Singapore. The anniversary brew honors Arthur Guinness's signing of a 9,000-year lease in 1759 at St. James's Gate Brewery in Dublin, where the company's flagship brewery is located.

Less creamy than its original counterpart, the special-release brew will have a heavy malt flavor and more effervescence, along with a slightly higher alcohol content. Instead of nitrogen and carbon dioxide (used in original Guinness draught), the new stout will use carbonation, as well as two types of malt, and triple hops. The resulting beer is intended to have a more refreshing taste and a simpler pouring process.

Unlike Guinness's famous two-part pouring process (which involves filling the glass 75 percent of the way at an angle, letting the surge of foam settle, and then topping it off with the rest), the anniversary stout can be poured at once.

Since I love a bold, zippy beer, this stout sounds like something I can get behind — possibly even more so than traditional Guinness. When April 24 arrives, stock up while you can, since the commemorative brew is only slated to be around for six months. Do you have plans to seek out the special-release stout?


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Baby-Girl Baby-Girl 8 years
There will be a case, or two of this in my house.
pinklady8287 pinklady8287 8 years
My boyfriend's all time favorite! As soon as I saw this I texted him to tell him the news! We are definitely excited to try this!
smileylo smileylo 8 years
250 anniversary brew is super exciting!!! I like guiness original, i havent tasted this one, actually we were talking about it at my work - no one has... so we're really excited! I work for Guiness well the marketing part of it , i do promotions ( go to bars and sample) so i will be doing that starting april 24th for a month!! So look out in Irish pubs in the evenings you might be able to get some free samples.
Spectra Spectra 8 years
Wow, I can't believe Guinness has been around that long. I'll have to pick up some of this...I love the original Guinness, so maybe I'll enjoy this.
becoming-brina becoming-brina 8 years
I'll pick some up for my fiance, he loves guiness! And this sounds like a beer i'd like more than original guiness, i'll give it a shot.
Roarman Roarman 8 years
That picture makes me thirsty. Even though I really only like Guinness from the tap.
TidalWave TidalWave 8 years
smashedpotatoe13 smashedpotatoe13 8 years
i neeeeeed to try this!
RoaringSilence RoaringSilence 8 years
It says "quarter of a century" instead of "quarter of a millennium". That's even more impressive hehe
jhig jhig 8 years
The original Guinness in a bottle tasts like Tree Bark. I only touch the stuff on Tap. A much better taste. Lets hope this tastes better, out of the bottle.
LoveSarah LoveSarah 8 years
My boyfriend LOVES Guinness so yeah, I'm sure we will have a ton of this in our fridge!
Antioxidant Antioxidant 8 years
Will have to give this a try.
kia kia 8 years
Ooooooh, intriguing. That is definitely a party weekend for my hubby's birthday.
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