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Enjoy a Cold One (With a Side of Incredible Heritage) at Guinness Open Gate Brewery in Baltimore

What could be better than an ice-cold beer and a tasty snack on a sunny day? It’s the ideal way to spend a few weekend hours—and precisely why visitors flock to the 62-acre, picture-perfect Guinness Open Gate Brewery in Baltimore.

At the home of Guinness in America, visitors are invited to learn more about centuries of brewing traditions and bold experimentation. The Baltimore taproom shares a spirit of discovery and exploration with its sister brewery in Dublin, Ireland. Guinness Open Gate Brewery pays homage to Guinness’s centuries-long tradition of aging beer in American Oak and creating dazzling, instantly-iconic new flavors.

Heritage, Innovation, A Mouth-Watering Menu — and Really Good Beer

Visit Guinness Open Gate Brewery and try the following fan-favorite beers:

  • The Baltimore Blonde: The brewery’s flagship beer is brewed on-site at Guinness Open Gate Brewery. It’s brilliantly clear and citrusy with hints of tropical fruits.
  • The Guinness IPA: This bitter ale with pineapple, peach, and papaya aromas features a blend of hops (including Mosaic, Simcoe, Centennial, and El Dorado variants).
  • The Milk Stout: This chocolatey, roast-y stout is made with unfermentable lactose sugar — giving it a sweetness unlike most Guinness stouts you may have tried before.

The brewery also features an ever-changing tap list of experimental brews. These include beers with unique ingredient lists (think: dried hibiscus, fruit purees, black tea, and experimental hop varieties). Catch one of their experimental beers infused with gin botanicals for a cocktail-inspired brew!

Pair any of these delicious beverages with a side, such as the brewery’s Bavarian pretzels with beer cheese and grain mustard or prosciutto flatbreads. (Tip: Bring friends and family to share these dishes, as it’ll be challenging to pick just one.)

Grab a Beer and Support the Baltimore Community at the Same Time

Guinness Open Gate Brewery has donated over $1 million to support key focus areas in the Baltimore region’s Black community. These include community empowerment, economic justice, and equal representation.

After launching in 2020, this program has benefitted groups like the Visit Baltimore Education and Training Foundation, the Reginald F. Lewis Museum, Black Women Build Baltimore, and more.

When you visit the brewery and enjoy a brew, you become part of that forward-thinking community. Over the last three years, Guinness Open Gate Brewery has welcomed a million guests, brewed over 400 experimental beers, hosted thousands of celebrations, and seen dozens of marriage proposals.

Grab a pint, take a tour, and enjoy yourself — or schedule your next event in any of the brewery’s versatile event spaces. Guinness Open Gate Brewery is located on the site of the historic Calvert Distillery in Baltimore County, 10 miles from downtown Baltimore and 30 miles northeast of Washington, DC. Check out the brewery’s social media for the latest brews on tap!

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