This September Guinness Blonde with be making its US debut.
Guinness Blonde American Lager, from the makers of Guinness Stout, is made in the American brewing city of Latrobe, Pennsylvania using American hops and Guinness' 125-year-old Guinness yeast.
"From sports bars in Texas to truck stops in Iowa to backyard barbeques in Montana to trendy Manhattan bars, Guinness Blonde American Lager brings the taste, colour and character of great American beers and fuses them with the heritage and artistry of the Guinness tradition begun in 1759 by Arthur Guinness," said Doug Campbell, Guinness Brand Director.
As lagers continue to gain favour among beer drinkers in the U.S., Guinness Master Brewers in Dublin have collaborated with American brewing experts to get in on the action. Guinness Blonde American Lager is said to be a "complex, flavourful lager with a floral, hoppy aroma" that is a combination of Mosaic, Willamette and Mount Hood hops.
"It was great to be a part of the legendary Guinness brewing team for the creation of a unique tasting American Lager and be able to add some of my American influences throughout the brewing process," said Joe Gruss, an American brewmaster who is a member of the Guinness Blonde brewing team. "In the end, we were able to combine Guinness artistry and American brewing techniques for a crisp and refreshing-tasting beer."
Guinness Blonde American Lager is the first release in the Guinness Discovery Series, an innovative concept showcasing a range of new 'fusion brew' beer options, all to be released under the Guinness trademark.
"Beer drinkers' tastes are evolving and people are looking to try different flavours and styles, and we're excited to show what Guinness is capable of beyond the traditional dark stout with Guinness Blonde American Lager," said Doug Campbell, Guinness Brand Director. "The beauty of this beer is that we're able to produce a characteristically American-style lager, while fusing the standards of quality and taste expected of Guinness with a taste profile and colour characteristics long loved by traditional American beer drinkers."
The Guinness Discovery Series will feature an array of beers that combine the Guinness brand's European brewing expertise with different brewing styles and techniques. The series will release these fusion brews bi-annually, beginning with Guinness Blonde American Lager, providing new ways for fans of the brand and beer drinkers to experience Guinness, responsibly.