USA – Guinness, the iconic beer brand owned by Diageo, has launched its second barrel-aged beer, the Guinness Stock Ale Aged in Bulleit Bourbon Barrels, produced at the new Guinness Open Gate Brewery in Baltimore, USA.
Guinness Stock Ale Aged in Bulleit Bourbon Barrels is the endgame of a Guinness Barleywine and a Guinness Imperial Stout – both brewed in Baltimore and aged in Bulleit Bourbon barrels before being blended together.
According to the brewer, the new beer notes nutty chocolate, raisins, roasted barley and sweet dark fruit with an alcohol content of 10%.
The Guinness Stock Ale Aged in Bulleit Bourbon Barrels goes on tap at the Guinness Open Gate Brewery in Baltimore and can be found on shelves at specialty beer stores across the US.
The stock ale will be available in 4-packs of 11.2oz bottles for a limited time beginning November 15 at a suggested retail price of US$19.99.
Senior Brewer at the Guinness Open Gate Brewery in Baltimore, Sean Brennan commented; “One of the really cool things about brewing a stock ale is that you actually get to brew two completely separate beers with unique traits and their own identities, and then blend them together to create a beer that takes on some of both, but also has a life of its own,”
“When you consider all of the flavors coming from the wood of the barrels thanks to Bulleit’s subtle spice and oaky richness, there’s a lot of powerful influences to take note of and process in the final beer.”
The beer is one of the latest commercial inniovation from the Guinness Open Gate Brewery following the September launch of Guinness Over The Moon Milk Stout.
With the US$90 million investment in the Open Gate Brewry, Guinness aims to reinvent its beer offerings by introducing a new range of beers targeted to the American drinker.
Led by Stephenson, who joined Guinness two years ago, the team is using the taproom and pilot brewery as an incubation hub for future beers that could go national like Guinness Stock Ale and Over The Moon.