Brewer Peter Simpson who helped to created Guinness Golden Ale.Guinness

Guinness has launched Guinness Golden Ale, the latest release from The Brewers Project, St James’s Gate, Dublin.

Named after its distinctive golden color, Guinness Golden Ale is brewed using Guinness yeast, Irish barley, the finest hops, and a specially selected amber malt that gives the new beer its rich golden hue. The subtle biscuit flavors from the malted barley perfectly compliment the crisp bitterness and delicate hop aroma, giving way to a refreshingly clean finish.

Peter Simpson, the brewer behind Guinness Golden Ale said “My ambition was to create a beautifully balanced ale from Guinness that would appeal to a broad range of people and introduce them to the exciting world of premium ale. The release of a golden ale from Guinness is a bold new step and I’m really proud to have created a great new beer that is worthy of the Guinness name.”

Head of Innovation for Guinness, Nick Curtis-Davis said “There has never been a more exciting time for beer and at Guinness that inspires us. People are interested in beer again, and in trying new styles and varieties of beer. Guinness Golden Ale gives beer lovers the chance to try something new from a much loved brand; a flavorful golden ale with all the character and quality that Guinness is famous for.”

The Brewers Project started last September and is a celebration of the vibrancy of the world of beer today and the heritage, quality and craft of brewing at St. James’s Gate in Dublin. It began with the reinterpretation of recipes from the 200-year old historic brewers’ diaries and the release of Guinness Dublin Porter and Guinness West Indies Porter last September. In February, the next chapter in The Brewers Project saw the release of Hop House 13, a double-hopped lager made with Irish barley and aromatic hops. It continues today with the release of Guinness Golden Ale

This is just the beginning: Guinness is only 256 years into its 9,000-year brewery lease, there’s a lot more beer to make.

The Guinness Company was established in 1759, when Arthur Guinness signed a 9,000-year lease on St. James’s Gate Brewery in Dublin. Brewed using four natural ingredients, water, barley (malted and roasted), hops and yeast, Guinness is the world’s most popular stout. The iconic beer is brewed in 49 countries worldwide and sold in over 150 countries.

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