Guinness goes Blonde

Guinness announces the release of a new Blonde American Lager. From the press release:

LATROBE, Penn. and DUBLIN – A beer with a dark past is coming to a store near you in September.

Guinness Blonde American Lager, from the makers of iconic Guinness Stout, is made in the famed American brewing city of Latrobe, Pa. Guinness Blonde American Lager uses American hops and Guinness’ world famous 125-year-old Guinness yeast.

“From sports bars in Texas to truck stops in Iowa to backyard barbeques in Montana to trendy Manhattan bars, Guinness Blonde American Lager brings the taste, color and character of great American beers and fuses them with the heritage and artistry of the Guinness tradition begun in 1759 by Arthur Guinness,” said Doug Campbell, Guinness Brand Director.

As lagers continue to gain favor among beer drinkers in the U.S., Guinness Master Brewers in Dublin have collaborated with brewing experts in the U.S. to create a one-of-a-kind taste in American Lagers. Guinness Blonde American Lager is a complex, flavorful lager with a floral, hoppy aroma that is a combination of Mosaic, Willamette and Mount Hood hops. Combining these American ingredients with the world famous 125-year-old Guinness yeast intertwines two brewing traditions – Guinness and American.

“It was great to be a part of the legendary Guinness brewing team for the creation of a unique tasting American Lager and be able to add some of my American influences throughout the brewing process,” said Joe Gruss, an American brewmaster who is a member of the Guinness Blonde brewing team. “In the end, we were able to combine Guinness artistry and American brewing techniques for a crisp and refreshing-tasting beer.”

Guinness Blonde American Lager is the first release in the Guinness Discovery Series, an innovative concept showcasing a range of new ‘fusion brew’ beer options, all to be released under the Guinness trademark.

“Beer drinkers’ tastes are evolving and people are looking to try different flavors and styles, and we’re excited to show what Guinness is capable of beyond the traditional dark stout with Guinness Blonde American Lager,” Campbell said. “The beauty of this beer is that we’re able to produce a characteristically American-style lager, while fusing the standards of quality and taste expected of Guinness with a taste profile and color characteristics long loved by traditional American beer drinkers.”

The Guinness Discovery Series will feature an array of beers that combine the Guinness brand’s European brewing expertise with different brewing styles and techniques. The series will release these fusion brews bi-annually, beginning with Guinness Blonde American Lager, providing new ways for fans of the brand and beer drinkers to experience Guinness, responsibly.

Available in a 12 oz. bottle (5% ABV), 6-pack, with a suggested retail price of $8.99, Guinness Blonde American Lager is best enjoyed cold and straight from the bottle or served in a 16 oz. Guinness branded glass. Guinness Blonde American Lager will be on shelves nationwide beginning in mid-September.

3 Comments

  1. Jennifer Pereira Reply

    Absolutely HORRIFYING!!! What are you doing to this wonderful iconic brand? This gives new depth to the term ‘DUMB BLONDE’. I can never enjoy a Guinness again. ‘Dark Past’???? You should be ashamed!

  2. John Timmons Reply

    Can anybody explain how they are going to make a lager with an ale yeast?

  3. cas thommen Reply

    my hubby and I agree…blondes have more fun!
    we love guinness blonde American lager! thx!

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