Guinness opens experimental brewery to public

Guinness has announced the launch of a new visitor experience at its St James’s Gate Brewery in Dublin, giving the public access to its experimental brewery for the first time.

Embargo of 3pm 18th November 2015 18/11/2015 NO REPRO FEE, MAXWELLS DUBLIN FOR THE FIRST TIME IN ITS HISTORY GUINNESS OPENS EXPERIMENTAL BREWERY TO THE PUBLIC Pic shows ( l to r) Aisling, Feodora and Jason. Continuing in a long-standing tradition of brewing innovation and excellence, the Guinness brewers at St. James’s Gate are proud to announce the launch of The Open Gate Brewery. Those interested in visiting The Open Gate Brewery should log on to, call (01) 4712455 or email to reserve a place. (Strictly over 18s only, management reserves the right to refuse admission)  Visit Enjoy Guinness sensibly For further information please contact Wilson Hartnell Elisabeth Fitzpatrick (01) 6690030 / (086) 6092571 / Niamh Commins on (01) 6690030 / (085) 8371723 / Marie-Claire Whelan on (01) 6690030/ (086) 0735437 /  PIC: NO FEE, MAXWELLS Embargo of 3pm 18th November 2015

(L-R) Guinness brewers Aisling Ryan, Feodora Heavey, and Jason Carroll. Credit: Guinness

The Open Gate Brewery, which for more than 100 years has served as Guinness’ experimental brewery, will be open to the public, giving fans of Guinness a glimpse into the brewery’s home of experimentation and innovation. This is where its brewers have been given licence to experiemnts with new recipes and reinvent old ones. be able to branch out from the brewer’s trademark stout, sampling the latest innovation’s from its Brewers Project – the brewer’s experimental side project – such as Guinness Nitro IPA, Hop House 13 Lager, Guinness Dublin Porter and Guinness West Indies Porter.

Samples of small batch experimental beers will also be available to taste. Its most recent release, Guinness Nitro IPA, is a “nitrogenated” stout brewed from Admiral, Celeia, Topaz, Challenger, and Cacade hops.

“There is huge interest in beer nowadays so it’s exciting to open the doors to the public, give people a look inside our world, and of course share some batches of experimental beers that we are working on,” Guinness brewer Peter Simpson told the Irish Times.

Beginning in December, The Open Gate Brewery will be open to the public every Thursday and Friday night from 5.30pm to 10.30pm.

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