GUINNESS HAS unveiled an all-new Irish stout it describes as boasting a “subtle sweetness” along with a distinctively “chocolatey flavour”.
The Guinness Over The Moon Milk Stout is said to be the company’s most approachable stout yet, but carries something of a kick at 5.3% ABV.
But before anyone in the UK or Ireland gets a little too excited, it should be mentioned that this particular Guinness incarnation has been made exclusively for the US.
It’s the product of the Guinness Open Gate Brewery in Maryland and is set to go on sale nationwide from November.
Opened last year, the Maryland brewery is the Irish stout company’s first brewery in the United States in over 60 years.
Inspired by the 50th anniversary of the first man landing on the moon, the stout comes in a striking can featuring visual homages to the iconic Guinness adverts of the 1930s and 1950s, which featured animals interacting with pints of Guinness.
Hollie Stephenson, head brewer at Guinness Open Gate Brewery, explained the thinking behind the new brew.
“Guinness Over The Moon Milk Stout was born from an idea to make a beer that could celebrate our stout brewing expertise, speak to a wide spectrum of beer drinkers, and also convey the creativity and versatility of our brewing team here in Baltimore.”
Alas, Guinness drinkers on this side of the Atlantic will have to wait a little while longer before they get to sample it.
Still, there is plenty of the original black stuff to go around in the meantime.