There has been an experimental brewery at St. James’ Gate for over a hundred years. Here the Brewers are given license to explore new recipes, reinterpret old ones and experiment freely to bring exciting beers to life. 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 home of experimentation and innovation. The Open Gate Brewery, the hub of this intimate brewing experience, will welcome visitors from early December.
As well as pouring the famous 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.
Speaking about the opening, GUINNESS Brewer Peter Simpson said, “We feel extremely lucky to have free rein to regularly explore and create new beers in small batches. There is huge interest in beer nowadays and my fellow brewers and I are excited to share our experimental beers, which until now, have never been tasted outside the brewery. We are also really looking forward to collaborating with beer enthusiasts from around the world at The Open Gate Brewery in the future.”
The Open Gate Brewery is the driver behind beer experimentation, craftsmanship, innovation and creativity. It 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 Open Gate Brewery will be open to the public every Thursday and Friday night from 5.30pm – 10.30pm. Guests will have a chance to meet the GUINNESS brewers in their place of work, discuss the brewing process and sample the great brewing innovations from GUINNESS.