Guinness opens first US brewery in over 60 years

Guinness opens first US brewery in over 60 years

GUINNESS are today opening a brewery in the US for the first time in over 60 years, following an $80 million investment.

The brewery will open near Baltimore, Maryland and will employ around 200 people.

The brand’s owner Diageo said it will include a visitor centre, a 270-seat restaurant and a tap room.

They also confirmed that the famous dark stout will not be brewed at the U.S plant.

In their statement, Diageo said: “The USA is probably the most dynamic and exciting beer market in the world right now, and, put simply, we’d like to be closer to the action.

“Having a brewery in the USA will help us understand and respond to trends more quickly, as well as brew smaller batches and get them to market faster.”

The Baltimore site will officially open at 3pm today.

The company briefly operated a brewery in New York from 1949 to 1954, but has had a limited footprint in the U.S since then.