It takes adventurous spirit and irrepressible ingenuity to do things the Guinness way.
From our humble beginnings in 1759 to the present day, we’ve gone to extraordinary lengths to bring you exceptional beer.
We become the first brewer to employ scientists to help us create the perfect beer.
Michael Ash is one such man – he invents Guinness Draught’s distinctive ‘surge and settle’ effect and the world’s first nitro beer.
But, while many milestones mark the way on our long and illustrious path, we’re not ones to rest on our laurels.
As we like to put it: our greatest work is yet to come.
Guinness launches the Brewers Project, based at Brew House No. Guinness marks 250 years of innovative brewing with an entire year of firsts, including a retrospective campaign that pays homage to 80 years of Guinness advertising and a spectacular live TV commercial.
This paves the way for the first Guinness research laboratory, closely followed by an experimental brewhouse and maltings.The death of Prince Albert leaves a country in mourning.A London bar steward decides that even champagne must reflect the city’s black mood, and uses Guinness Extra Stout to add depth and darkness to the drink. Given the perils of early sea crossings, at this point in time, most Irish breweries are satisfied with domestic sales. By 1858, their beer is already being exported as far as New Zealand.A dark beer from London – called ‘porter’ due to its popularity with the city’s street and river porters – is becoming ever more popular in Dublin.Mt Mee Marathon Off the Moreton Island Ferry after a much needed Island holiday with my girls, we dropped into Grill’d Burgers to load up for the Mt Mee Marathon the next day.It’s referred to by those in the know as a ‘city within a city’ due to the brewery having its very own medical department, fire brigade and canteens for staff.Given the perils of early sea crossings, at this point in time, most Irish breweries are satisfied with domestic sales. By 1858, their beer is already being exported as far as New Zealand.And with a skilful pairing of nitrogen gas and carbon dioxide, Guinness Draught is born.Distinguished by its velvet-smooth texture and legendary stormy surge upon pouring, Guinness Draught brews up a storm all of its own by establishing itself as the top-selling Guinness beer with lightning speed.We blend Irish tradition with American spirit in creating Guinness Blonde American Lager. Perfectly balanced with a lingering malt and biscuity finish.It's the coming together of vibrant flavors, of character drawn from both sides of the pond.