Dublin Meets Latrobe With Guinness Blonde

With ingredients from Ireland and America, Guinness Blonde is more than a beer – it’s melding of nations! As the beer continues to hit shelves around the nation, we compared Dublin and Latrobe – the two cities central to production. 

 

Latrobe, Pa.                                     

Population: 8,338

Area: 2.3 square miles

Notable Landmark: Latrobe Train Station, built in 1903, is on the National Register of Historic Places

Skyline Standout: Citizens National Bank of Latrobe was opened in 1926 and is the tallest building in the city at six stories

Favorite Sports Team: The Pittsburgh Steelers hold training camp in Latrobe each summer, which likely gives the Steelers the edge over the Pirates and Penguins

Notable Natives: Arnold Palmer, seven-time major-winning golfer, and Fred Rogers of Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood fame

Fun Fact: The banana split sundae was invented in Latrobe in 1904 at Tassel Pharmacy, and the city now plays host to the annual Great American Banana Split Celebration each summer

Contribution to Guinness Blonde: American hops (Mosaic, Willamette and Mt. Hood) and the facility where the beer is brewed

Dublin, Ire.

Population: 527,612

Area: 114.99 square kilometers

Notable Landmarks: St. Patrick’s Cathedral, Trinity College, Dublin Castle and many more

Skyline Standout: The Monument of Light, a 398-foot spire completed in 2003, stands on the same ground as Nelson’s Pillar, which was destroyed by an IRA bombing in 1966

Favorite Sports Team: Dublin’s top professional rugby club Leinster currently sits atop the European Rugby Club Rankings

Notable Natives: For the pop culture fanatics, U2’s Bono and actor Colin Farrell. For the wordsmiths, James Joyce, Samuel Beckett, Oscar Wilde and George Bernard Shaw

Fun Fact: The famed Handel’s Messiah was performed for the first time on April 13, 1742 in Dublin, and the anniversary is marked each year with choirs as they perform excerpts

Contribution to Guinness Blonde: Guinness’ 125-year-old yeast, which is being imported to the U.S. for the first time exclusively for the Blonde American Lager

 

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