This porter is a precursor to modern day GUINNESS® Foreign Extra Stout.
Raise a glass to the memory of a true original. His son, Arthur Guinness II, inherits the brewing mantle.
GUINNESS® is now well known on the Continent - reputedly aiding the recovery of a cavalry officer wounded at the Battle of Waterloo (as recalled by this 1930s advert).
Arthur Guinness II sets down precise instructions for brewing GUINNESS® Extra Superior Porter - the precursor to today’s GUINNESS® Original and GUINNESS® Extra Stout.
GUINNESS® becomes increasingly known worldwide. An advertisement appears in a Dublin newspaper for “Guinness’s East & West India Porter”.
GUINNESS® survives the post-war recession to become the biggest brewery in Ireland and the largest employer of coopers.
The Glass Tax is repealed and GUINNESS® can now be bottled in glass rather than stoneware.