Exterior of the Guinness Brewery in Baltimore.

Yup! I guess I was living under a rock in August 2018 when this beaut opened, but yes, there is a fantastic looking Guinness brewery in Baltimore. I try not to cross the Potomac very often, but this looks well worth the trip. And how fitting is it that I discover this just three days before St. Patrick’s Day! This is Guinness’s first U.S. based brewery since 1950, and I, for one, am planning a trip now. Probably not on St. Patrick’s day but someday soon. With Guinness in Baltimore, the city has added one more reason to visit.

While not considered a craft beer, it is one of my favorite international beers ever. Despite its dark appearance Guinness is one of the smoothest beers and is perfect for breakfast, lunch, or dinner. If you haven’t had a Guinness with loaded potato skins, I question your life up to this point. If you are a vegetarian, I suppose you can get normal potato skins, but still.

Back in the day (circa 2006) there used to be a relaxed Irish pub (is it just a pub since it is already in Ireland?) in the airport in Shannon, Ireland. They poured the perfect Guinness, but when I returned years later, that place was gone replaced with Some gaudy modern bar. Ireland is a place I’ve never really spent any time in, and that is a shame. Maybe I will plan a trip soon. If you are interested in checking out some of the beers we offer from the region, please check out our beer section and come check us out!

Posted by:Tyler

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