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Brewed in Maryland

+ Guinness Blonde 5.0% ABV
Guinness Blonde is this brewery’s flagship beer. It has been around since 2013, but has only very recently been brewed in the big brewhouse on site here at the Guinness Open Gate Brewery & Barrelhouse. We have refined the recipe – with input from our brewing team and to suit our new brewing systems - but the basics of the beer are very much the same. This is a crisp, golden beer, carbonated for lively, evanescent bubbles. It has a noticeable but gentle hop aroma of citrus and tropical fruits, clean cracker-bread malt flavor and a pleasantly bitter refreshing finish. Quite different in presentation to a classic pint of Guinness Draught Stout, but in fact fermented with the very same yeast. Aside from the yeast, we use all North American ingredients, including two-row malt, a touch of caramel malt, and hops from the Pacific Northwest like Mosaic and Citra.
+ Guinness IPA 6.5% ABV
This pivots off our brewmaster Peter Wiens’ and head brewer Hollie Stephenson’s experience brewing IPAs on both the West and East Coast. We added hops to the kettle for bittering (but not as much as a West Coast IPA). We used Centennial hops (like West Coast IPA), but added – Mosaic, Simcoe, and El Dorado (like a New England IPA). This beer has a beautiful golden amber color and the hops give it loads of citrus (lemon rind and orange), papaya, pineapple, peach, and pine aromas. This is a beer to please hop lovers of all types.
+ Guinness Milk Stout 5.3% ABV
The Guinness brewery and the sweet or milk stout style have co-existed for over a century, but it’s only recently that the maker of the world’s most popular stouts has begun experimenting with unfermentable lactose which leaves a touch of residual sweetness in the beer. The product of a lot of collaboration between our brewers on both sides of the Atlantic, this beer’s deep mahogany color comes from a bevy of specialty malts: caramel 120, chocolate, BlackPrinz, and of course, Guinness Roasted Barley. The aroma boasts notes of coffee and chocolate, which are present in the taste, as well. Mt. Hood hops were added to the whirlpool for a comforting and balanced woody earthy hop flavor.
+ Guinness White Ale 5.0% ABV
Is there a better way to dispel the notion that all Guinness beer must be black? One of a series of beer’s we’ve brewed recently inspired by the venerable Belgian brewing tradition, this aromatic ale, made with malted and unmalted wheat, actually showcases our Guinness yeast from Dublin. You see, our yeast is so versatile that if used carefully it can produce wonderful fruity, peppery aromas which we chose to accentuate by using grains of paradise, lemon peel and sweet and bitter orange peels in the whirlpool. This beer is perfect for summer sipping, with a crisp, refreshing finish and surprisingly low bitterness.

We’ve also got a number of experimental beers on tap – all of which were brewed right here in Baltimore! Check out our social media for the latest full tap list.

Brewed in Dublin

+ Guinness Draught 4.2% ABV
Launched in Great Britain in 1959, this was the world’s very first nitrogenated beer. (Guinness Extra Stout, our predominant beer at the time, was far too lively to be dispensed with standard CO2, so Guinness mathematician turned-brewer, Michael Ash, developed a way to “draught” Guinness beer using nitrogen). It’s brewed daily at St James’s Gate brewery in Dublin. Roasted Irish barley gives it its dark hue (it’s actually a very deep ruby, not black) and distinct rich aroma of coffee, dark chocolate and toasted rye bread. Known for its balanced flavor and creamy mouth feel, as well its dazzling appearance. It’s served in a two-part pour, giving the surge of nitrogen time to settle before it’s topped off.
+ Guinness Extra Stout 5.6% ABV
A direct descendant of our archival recipes, Guinness Extra Stout is based on a beer first brewed in 1821, when Arthur Guinness II set down precise instructions for brewing his Superior Porter. This beer has since become the precursor to every Guinness innovation you’ve ever enjoyed. Brewed at our St. James’s Gate brewery in Dublin, Guinness Extra Stout is crafted from finest quality malt, hops and Irish barley. Sharp and crisp to the taste, it’s an entirely different experience from the smooth, creamy Guinness Draught and punchier Foreign Extra Stout, but the trademark Guinness flavors preside. We’ve come a long way since this beer was first dreamt up in the 1800s, but we’ve stuck to our values. We’re blessed with over 250 years of brewing experience, and, as Guinness moves forward, history accompanies us in the bottle still enjoyed by people all over the world.
+ Guinness Foreign Extra Stout 7.5% ABV
Guinness® Foreign Extra Stout is a beer born of a thirst for adventure, tracing its origins back to a recipe for our West India Porter, first set out by Arthur Guinness II in 1801. In the early 1800s, while other breweries were content to stay close to home, we struck out into unchartered territories, braving the perils of sea travel to export our famous black beer across the globe. Brewed with more hops to preserve the beer in the ships’ holds during voyages of four-to-five weeks in tropical climes, the recipe yielded a powerful drink with a complex, fruity bittersweet flavour. While our proudest invention to date arrived to be embraced by rest of the world, back in the brewery the team remained focused on the journey ahead. What was then known as West India Porter became the Foreign Extra Stout enjoyed today. But as the body evolved, its soul remained the same. It's where tradition meets innovation. And we're proud to transport that across continents.
+ Guinness 200th Anniversary 6.0% ABV
In 1817, we shipped our first beer to America — 8 hogsheads of porter (approximately 432 gallons) were placed in the hold of a clipper ship from Dublin to South Carolina. To celebrate our 200th year in America, we decided to brew one batch of special beer using black patent malt, a type of malt that was just becoming available in 1817. The result is our 200th Anniversary Export Stout, a deep, dark, authentic export stout with a tan, frothy head and smooth, bottomless character.

You get to have a hand in the next generation of Guinness beers.

Around two thirds of our on-tap beers are in-progress brews from our 10-barrel experimental brewery. Your feedback will help us decide whether to keep moving ahead with something, tweak the recipe or try something else.


We try to keep special treats on hand from our St. James’s Gate brewery in Dublin.

For example, our bars are one of a handful of places on earth where you’ll find a range of our Irish stouts on draught.

And we’re always happy to serve you a perfect pint of our classic Guinness Draught stout.


This is the place to try all our barrel-aged beers.

Part of our mission is to be the home base of barrel-aging for all of Guinness. So, if you’re feeling adventurous, be sure to ask your bartender what’s on tap from the barrels.