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Monday, February 5, 2007

Guiness is seeing RED?

Did you hear about the new beer Guiness is testing? It's red...

Guinness, the dark Irish beer known to generations of drinkers as the "black stuff", is turning red in some pubs this month as the brewer kicks off a trial of the beer first brewed by Arthur Guinness in 1759.
This new twist on an old friend will still have the same world famous head of the traditional Guiness, and also the same 4.1 percent alcohol level, but it will also have a less bitter taste thanks to the half roasted barley that will also give it it's color. According to Guinness, the traditional black Guinness already has a reddish hue and by using half roasted malting barley the reddish colour is merely highlighted in the new version of the old favorite.

I sure would love to try a pint, but sadly it's only being tested in pubs in Ireland British pubs at the moment. Hopefully it's good and sticks around long enough to get imported to the states so we can all give it a try!


  1. Guinness Red wasn't tested in Ireland, it was in fact only available in British pubs.

    It wasn't well received as far as I can tell, though maybe my own loathing for the stuff is clouding my judgement. Here's a link to my review of it on my own beer blog:

    Stonch's Beer Blog - Guinness Red


  2. Thanks for the post and the info... I'd still like to try it though, just to see for myself...


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