There’s nothing on this planet like a pint of the black stuff.”
When someone looks at you and says “Pint?”, this is the pint they’re talking about. If you want something else, you’ll have to specify. It’s rich, it’s creamy, and it’s black (well actually, if you look closely, Guinness is ruby red in colour but don’t tell anyone!).
It’s everything it promises to be. Every time. It’s what we’re famous for, and although we love all of our beers just the same, it will always hold a special place in our Guinness Draught loving hearts.
Hopefully yours too. Truly unique. Perfectly balanced.
Not many people know this, but the iconic pint wasn’t the first beer brewed by the man himself*
*The man himself = Arthur Guinness. If you knew that, get yourself a Guinness Draught.
Guinness Draught in fact was only brewed for the first time in 1959 to celebrate the 200-year anniversary since Arthur Guinness signed a 9,000-year lease on St. James’s Gate Brewery. Good man Arthur, he clearly knew a good thing when he saw it!
Hints of roasted coffee and chocolate
Dark Ruby Red with a creamy head
Smoothly balanced with bitter, sweet, roasted notes
GUINNESS DRAUGHT IN A CAN
You might have always thought to yourself that there’s no way you could replicate the Guinness draught experience in can. Well, that’s where you’re wrong. Poured correctly, and the result is a perfectly smooth beer that’s unmistakably Guinness. Our Global Head of Quality Steve Gilsenan has honed the craft so you can enjoy that same great tasting Guinness from the comfort of your own home. The real question is, are you a classic pourer or a hard pourer?
To achieve the classic pour, get yourself a clean pint glass and hold it at a 45 degree angle. Begin to slowly pour your Guinness Draught in a Can off the side of the glass. As it fills, slowly tilt your glass upwards until it is vertical. Let it settle and enjoy!
To achieve the hard pour, open your Guinness Draught in a Can and wait for that unmistakable hiss. Very quickly, turn the can 180 degrees upside down and pour vertically into a clean pint glass. Take the can out of the glass slowly until all the liquid has been dispensed, and let it settle. Ah, just perfect!
THE STORY OF GUINNESS
From Arthur Guinness' legacy of philanthropy to how Guinness has been taking care of its people for over 200 years.
WHERE TO BUY
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