Thursday, October 26, 2006

WTF, a red Guinness?

I didn't see this coming. It looks like they call it a stout, but I find that a bit strange. It is going to be interesting to see how it compares to their Kilkenny.
We've been taking our life in our hands and working hard on a really exciting new Guinness innovation. Called Guinness Red, it uses lightly roasted barley to give it the kind of rich red colour that you can already see at the bottom of a pint of Guinness Draught if you hold it up to the light. Its got a well balanced, bitter-sweet taste and still has all the hallmarks of the Guinness pint that you know and love - 2 part pour, surge and settle and a cracking creamy Guinness head.

More info on The Guinness Blog.

1 comment:

Knut Albert said...

They are testing out various draft stouts in the Irish market, too, current examples are Toucan Brew and Northern Star. Unfortunately, these are as boring as their standard stout. Innovation in stouts and porters these days do not come from St James' Gate in Dublin.

Knut Albert