The Guinness Open Gate Brewery and Tap Room just outside of Baltimore, Maryland has welcomed its 100,000th visitor since opening only three months ago.
Sláinte! Just three months after Guinness opened its first US brewery in 60 years, the Guinness Open Gate Brewery and Tap Room has welcomed its 100,000th visitor.
The lucky brew enthusiast, named BJ, visited the mid-sized innovation brewery and taproom in Halethorpe, Maryland, and was gifted with some choice Guinness items.
Just 10 miles from downtown Baltimore and 30 miles northeast of Washington, D.C., the Open Gate Brewery & Barrel House is conveniently located and part of an exciting and growing brewing scene in Maryland.
Ambassador @DanMulhall and I had a great visit to the @GuinnessUS Open Gate Brewery and Barrel House in Baltimore today. A very impressive facility, promoting such an iconic Irish brand, located right on our doorstops! They have had 100k visitors since opening in August! pic.twitter.com/lQCUiA6cNa— Dale Crammond (@DaleCrammond) November 7, 2018
It is the home of Guinness Blonde, along with new Guinness beers created for the U.S. market. The creation of a world-class brewery, barrelhouse and visitor center, and development of packaging and warehousing operations has generated more than 200 jobs and represents an investment by Diageo, Guinness' parent company, of approximately $90 million in the Maryland project.
The first part of the brewery's name takes inspiration from the Guinness Open Gate Brewery in Dublin – where the company has experimented in beer for more than a century.
The second part of the name, "Barrel House," is a nod to the long history of Guinness brewers maturing beer in wood barrels, a tradition this new brewery intends to continue. In addition, the space was once home to a historic whiskey distillery, so the site already boasts a venerable heritage of barrel-aging.
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