Guinness Open Gate Brewery launches range of new beers
Innovation and experimentation continue to take centre stage within the Open Gate Brewery at St James' Gate, which has just introduced three new flavoursome beers
14 March 2018
As ShelfLife has discovered on several visits to the Open Gate Brewery in recent years, the site’s brewers are continuing to carve out a reputation for themselves in the experimentation stakes.
Now, they have launched a range of three new beers. This includes Open Gate Citra IPA (5% ABV), which lead Open Gate brewer Peter Simpson describes as “a balanced beer packed with Citra, Centennial and Cascade hops for juicy fruit and bitter citrus notes”.
Alongside this, stands the Open Gate Pilsner (4.5% ABV), which is dry-hopped with Amarillo and Cascade hops for “a zingy, citrus taste profile and a clean, slightly bitter finish.” The range also includes Open Gate Pure Brew, a full flavoured, non-alcoholic lager, which launched in January this year.
“As brewers, our goal is to introduce people to the more flavoursome possibilities of beer,” Simpson says. “At the end of the day, trying new beers should be a really fun experience so we wanted to create a new range of great-tasting beer styles for people to enjoy”.
“Guinness has been sharing beer with people around the world for over 250 years,” adds Jeremy Kanter, European beer category director at Diageo. “Our Open Gate Brewery pays that heritage forward by making it easy and enjoyable for people to discover new beers. We’ve spent a lot of time to ensure that everything we do — from the colours on our labels to our language around flavour — enables people to find a beer that’s right for them and one that they’d enjoy trying.”
The new beers will be available in Ireland from mid-March 2018. Open Gate Citra IPA is available in pubs on draught and in bottle and in off-licences in bottle and can. Open Gate Pilsner will be available in bottle format in both pubs and off-licences.