Guinness Welcomes Public To Open Gate Experimental Brewery

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Guinness Welcomes Public To Open Gate Experimental Brewery

Guinness is opening up its experimental brewery 'The Open Gate' at St. James' Gate, offering for the first time a chance for the general public to see how the brewers bring new beers to life.

The experimental brewery has been in operation for over a hundred years, giving brewers an open license to explore new recipes, reinterpret old ones and experiment freely to produce new beers.

As well as pouring Guinness Stout, and the most recent Brewer Project beers like Hop House 13, Guinness Dublin Porter and Guinness West Indies Porter, the brewers will be sharing early, small batch versions of their experimental beers to try.

A range of other new Guinness beers from around the world, which have not been available to date in Ireland, will also be exclusively available to visitors to The Open Gate Brewery.

Speaking about the opening, Guinness Brewer Peter Simpson commented, “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.”


The Open Gate Brewery will open to the public every Thursday and Friday night from 5.30pm – 10.30pm. Those interesting in visiting can go to www.guinnessopengate.com, call 01 4712455 or email [email protected] to reserve a place.

Entrance to is strictly over 18s and is €6 per person and includes some sample beers to taste on the night.

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