UPDATE: Out of an abundance of caution, the Guinness US Brewery has announced they are canceling their St. Patrick's Day celebrations and are closing until further notice in accordance with health and state advice. Read the full statement below:
The health and well-being of the communities we serve is our number one priority. The Open Gate Brewery has made the decision to close its doors to visitors effective March 13, 2020 until further notice. The closures will remain in place until health and State advice changes. Our goal is to help minimize the risk to our guests, their families and our people, and we appreciate your understanding. Guinness has been around for 260 years, a testament to the resiliency of the brand and our consumers. So please know that we aren’t going anywhere, and we look forward to welcoming you again in the not too distant future. Our website will be kept up to date with information as will our social media channels.
Our St Patrick’s Day Celebration this weekend (March 14th and 15th) is canceled, and we will be refunding the cost of ALL purchased tickets for the weekend events, including the Irish Breakfast in 1817. We will still be donating directly to our local causes who were due to benefit from our ticket sales – Civic Works Real Food Farm and Sharp Dressed Man.
The Guinness Open Gate Brewery in Maryland has lots of St. Patrick's Day celebrations in store, including an Irish Village, a four-course St. Patrick's Day dinner with beer pairings, and extended hours on March 17!
To mark the second St. Patrick's Day since the Guinness US Brewery opened its doors in August 2018, the team at the Guinness Open Gate Brewery and Barrel House is pulling out all the stops. Whether you're in the area - the brewery is located in Halethorpe, Maryland, just 10 miles from downtown Baltimore and 30 miles northeast of Washington, D.C. - or still deciding on your St. Patrick's Day destination, here's a look at what's in store this weekend and on St. Patrick's Day itself.
St. Patrick's Weekend - Irish Village and Irish Breakfast
For the 2020 St. Patrick's celebrations, an Irish Village will be popping up at the Guinness Open Gate Brewery on March 14 and 15, from 10:00 am - 10:00 pm. This includes an Irish beer tap take over, welcoming Irish brews Harp Lager, Smithwick's Red Ale, and Kilkenny Irish Cream Ale to the beer list; pop-up entertainment; limited-edition Guinness merchandise; a holiday-themed food menu; the Guinness Food Truck, and more!
Tickets can be purchased in advance online for $20 or on in-person on the day of for $25 and include a 16oz pour of beer (your choice of Baltimore Blonde or Over the Moon Milk Stout), a donation to charity, and a commemorative button. For designated drivers, people under the legal drinking age, or those who want to celebrate minus the beer, $10 "non-drinker" tickets are also available and still include a $5 charity donation and a non-alcoholic beverage.
Start the day off right by reserving your spot for a 9:00 am or 11:00 am seating at the brewery's 1817 Restaurant for an authentic Irish breakfast of thick-cut bacon, bangers, baked beans, eggs, grilled tomato, breakfast potatoes, and brown bread - yum.
From now through 12:00 pm ET on Thursday, March 12, you can head to the Guinness US Brewery's Instagram page to enter to win a VIP experience for two to the brewery's St. Patrick's Day celebrations on Sunday, March 15! You and a friend could be treated to a special brunch, a day full of events at the Irish Village, and $100 in Lyft credits to make sure you get to and from the event safely. Three winners will be chosen; you must be logged in to Instagram to enter. Terms and Conditions here.
St. Patrick's Day at Guinness
Of course, the celebrations continue on the big day itself! The Guinness US Brewery will feature extended hours from 11:00 am - 9:00 pm. Stop by to celebrate with pints and lunch in the taproom, sign up for a brewery tour, or reserve your spot at their Guinness St. Patrick's Day Beer Dinner. The dinner features four delicious courses - oysters, corned beef and cabbage, Guinness pie, and a Milk Stout chocolate gateau - each specially paired with a different Guinness brew. Check out their Facebook page for more event information.
If you can't make it for St. Patrick's Day, check out the Guinness Open Gate Brewery's calendar of special and recurring events, like weekend brunch, appreciation nights, and Pint and Paint.
Have a happy, safe, and responsible St. Patrick's Day!