The Story of Guinness® Golden Ale
We've mastered the art of brewing black beer, but we've also got a lighter side. Within the distinctive golden hue of this ale lies some of our liveliest flavours. Delicate hops. Subtle biscuit. Slight sweetness. A refreshing bite yields to a dry finish, making for an enjoyable drink. Guinness Golden Ale: a premium beer worthy of the Guinness name.
“Anything we can dream up, we get to brew up”Peter Simpson
Brewers have always been at the heart of Guinness, and it's for them – and for you – that we created the Open Gateway Brewery, a chance for our enterprising and innovative craftsmen to reinvent old recipes and dream up entirely new brews. Guinness Golden Ale is one such example. Ale might seem like a new addition to the Guinness family, but in fact, it couldn't be more ingrained in our past.
Before Arthur Guinness made the decision to focus solely on brewing porter, he was creating more traditional-style ales. Fast-forward to the present day and Guinness brewer Peter Simpson has created modern ale worthy of our name. Brewed with the finest hops, Irish barley and a carefully chosen amber malt, it's different, but – like every one of our new innovations – it's a slice our immovable heritage brought forward into the 21st century.