Guinness has whisked away the curtain from its experimental brewery.
The brand’s St. James’s Gate brewery has opened The Open Gate Brewery to the public.
There has been an experimental brewery at St. James’s Gate for over a hundred years, the company says. Here, brewers are given license to explore new recipes, reinterpret old ones and experiment freely on new recipes. But for the first time in its history, Guinness has opened its doors to the general public and introduced the world to its brewers and their area of experimentation.
The Open Gate Brewery, the hub of this intimate brewing experience, will welcome visitors from early December.
As well as pouring Guinness stout and the latest innovations from the Brewers Project — such as Guinness Nitro IPA, Hop House 13 Lager, Guinness Dublin Porter and Guinness West Indies Porter — the brewers will be sharing early, small-batch versions of their experimental beers to taste. These brews will only be available at The Open Gate Brewery.
A selection of other new Guinness beers from around the globe — which until now, have never been available under one roof — will also be exclusively available to visitors in The Open Gate Brewery.
“The Open Gate Brewery is set to become a global destination for beer enthusiasts who are eager to discover, collaborate and experience a deeper connection to beer innovation, in a truly authentic environment,” the company said.
The Open Gate Brewery will be open to the public every Thursday and Friday night from 5.30 p.m. to 10.30 p.m. Guests will have a chance to meet Guinness brewers in their place of work, discuss the brewing process and sample the latest brewing innovations by Guinness.