The Diageo-owned Guinness Open Gate Brewery in Baltimore, US, has released two limited-edition stout flavours for the holiday season.
The Guinness Imperial Gingerbread Spiced Stout and Guinness Imperial Stout have both been aged in Kentucky bourbon barrels, and both flavours will be available nationwide in the US.
Guinness Imperial Gingerbread Spiced Stout is a festive-inspired, 11% ABV stout brewed with allspice, ginger, cinnamon, and nutmeg, then aged in bourbon barrels.
Meanwhile, the 10.3% ABV Guinness Imperial Stout features notes of chocolate, bourbon, coconut and vanilla and an oak finish.
Sean Brennan, senior brewer at the Guinness Open Gate Brewery in Baltimore, said: “Barrels have been a part of Guinness brewing history for centuries, so we’re excited to continue expanding on that tradition by becoming a centre for the barrel-ageing experience in the US.
“It truly gives us the chance to create, experiment and discover. We brewed Imperial Gingerbread Spiced Stout to evoke the warm, rich flavours of holiday spices, while we knew Imperial Stout needed to be showcased on its own after it was originally brewed as part of the Stock Ale blend last year.”
Guinness Imperial Gingerbread Spiced Stout and Guinness Imperial Stout are available nationwide in the US in four-packs for a limited time at a suggested retail price of $19.99.
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