Guinness Open Gate Brewery
GUINNESS OPEN GATE BREWERY CELEBRATES FIFTH ANNIVERSARY WEEKEND
Brewery announces $50,000 donation to Brewers Association of Maryland and Guinness OGB Beer Festival
What: The Guinness Open Gate Brewery in Baltimore, Maryland invites the community to celebrate its fifth anniversary from Thursday, August 3 through Sunday, August 6. The five-year anniversary tradition theme is wood, representing the craftsmanship, strength and deep roots that the brewery has grown since opening on August 3, 2018. Festivities include limited-edition beer releases, wood-fired food specials, live music, a special guided food and beer tasting experience, wooden lawn games and free ice cream scoops from Taharka Brothers.
Supporting Maryland’s Brewing Scene
In its fifth year as a Maryland brewery and continuing its commitment to supporting a thriving beer community in the region, Guinness is honored to make a $50,000 donation to the Brewers Association of Maryland (BAM), the nonprofit association of Maryland brewing companies whose mission is to grow, promote and protect the Maryland craft brewing industry. Together in partnership next year, the Guinness Open Gate Brewery will host the inaugural Guinness OGB Beer Festival organized by BAM on August 3, 2024, the Saturday of its sixth anniversary. Ticket sales from the festival will benefit BAM and local breweries. The festival will bring together Baltimore city and county breweries for a day of community and Baltimore-brewed beer. Baltimore-based breweries interested in participating can contact the Brewer’s Association of Maryland directly.
5th Anniversary Celebration (August 3-6)
The Guinness Open Gate Brewery is the only place in the world to try the brand’s Baltimore-born experimental beers. Three limited-release anniversary beers will mark the occasion, which are all available exclusively at the brewery on tap and in cans to-go. The taproom’s ever-evolving list will feature additional new brews such as Japanese Rice Lager and English Summer Ale, also available on draught and in cans.
Habanero IPA (6.8% ABV)
This American IPA has been dry-hopped with Simcoe and Amarillo hops. The star of the show, however, is the punch of spice coming from fresh, deseeded Habanero peppers added during secondary fermentation. The spiciness jumps to the forefront, backed up by tropical hop notes.
Bourbon Barrel-Aged Imperial Coffee Stout (13.3% ABV)
This imperial stout began its slumber more than a year ago in freshly-dumped bourbon barrels more than 14 months ago, getting a boost from roasted espresso added post-barrel. The result is bursting with roasted malt character, with hints of vanilla and caramel.
Barrel-Aged Raspberry Sour (8.8% ABV
Where the science and art of brewing come together: The brewers introduced this blend of golden and amber ales, both aged separately for two years in oak barrels and both inoculated with Brettanomyces and Lactobacillus. Once blended, raspberry puree was added for a touch of sweet and tart, to round out this truly unique beer.
Summer beer garden and taproom menus with wood-fired anniversary specials – Everyday
Exclusive anniversary merchandise and sales in the retail shop – Everyday
Guided food and beer tasting experience – Saturday and Sunday, tickets required
Live Music Schedule: 5:30 PM -9:30 PM
- Thursday, August 3: Shake The Room
- Friday, August 4: The Rollex Band
- Saturday, August 5: Joi Carter
Complimentary Taharka Brothers Ice Cream Scoops – Friday, 3 PM -7 PM, while supplies last
Community tents featuring Oyster Recovery Partnership, Baltimore Fallen Lumber and wood-centric artists – Saturday
When: The brewery will operate under its normal hours:
- Wednesday 3:00 PM – 10:00 PM
- Thursday: 3:00 PM – 10:00 PM *Anniversary celebration kicks off*
- Friday: 12:00 PM – 10:00 PM
- Saturday: 11:00 AM – 10:00 PM
- Sunday: 11:00 AM – 9:00 PM
Where: 5001 Washington Blvd, Halethorpe, MD 21227
- Entry is free and open to all ages (guests under 21 require a 21+ adult in attendance)
- Seating is first-come-first-served; no reservations
- Entry to tours and tasting experience must be purchased in advance on brewery website
- Responsible consumption is required. The brewery will never tow a car left overnight, and a Lyft lane is conveniently on property for ridesharing.
For updates on the anniversary celebration and more about Guinness Open Gate Brewery’s year-round programming and giveback efforts,, follow @GuinnessBreweryUS on Facebook and Instagram and @GuinnessUS on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter or visit www.GuinnessBreweryBaltimore.com. Whether enjoying a pint at the Open Gate Brewery in Baltimore, at the Guinness Storehouse in Dublin or anywhere in between, please do so responsibly.
The Guinness brand was established in 1759, when Arthur Guinness signed a 9,000 year lease on St. James’s Gate Brewery in Dublin. Brewed using four main ingredients, water, barley (malted & roasted), hops and yeast, Guinness is the world’s most popular stout brand. The iconic beer is brewed in 49 countries worldwide and sold in over 150 with almost 9 million glasses of Guinness beers enjoyed every day around the world. The most GUINNESS is sold in Great Britain, Ireland, USA, Nigeria and Cameroon. More information can be found at www.guinness.com.
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