The Story of Guinness Black Lager
It was 1799 when Arthur Guinness made the bold decision to cease brewing ales in favour of his now-famous stout. So it’s safe to say, over 200 years later, that we know a thing or two about making black beer.
Crisp from the start and featuring a subtle flavour profile, Guinness Black Lager is a dark beer with a lighter side. Dreamt up by our pioneering brewers, it’s made with the finest lager hops and crafted using traditional cold brewing methods. This, combined with our groundbreaking Guinness lager yeast and signature roasted barley, creates a truly original black lager with deliciously distinctive taste.
“Refreshingly complex and decidedly unique, Guinness Black Lager is a fitting addition to a legacy of innovative brewing.”
Gentle floral and fruity aromas invite the first sip, which quickly reveals a subtly sweet, malt-and-roast character, followed by a pleasant hop finish. Refreshingly complex and decidedly unique, Guinness Black Lager is a fitting addition to a legacy of innovative brewing.
Aroma: Gentle floral and fruity notes balanced nicely with a hint of roast
Flavour: Light and crisp from the start, quickly revealing a subtle sweet malt and roast character with a pleasant slight hop finish that invites next step
Palate: Smooth mouthfeel
Appearance: Deep dark colour with a subtle creamy head
Hops: Saaz and Cascade.
Located in the heart of the St. James’s Gate Brewery, the Guinness Storehouse is Ireland’s most popular tourist attraction. It’s the home of the Black Stuff, the heart of Dublin and an unforgettable start to your Irish adventure.
The journey begins at the bottom of the world’s largest pint glass and continues up through seven floors filled with interactive experiences that fuse our long brewing heritage with Ireland’s rich history. At the top, you’ll be rewarded with a pint of perfection in our world-famous rooftop Gravity Bar. Now that’s our kind of higher education.
A HERITAGE CRAFT
From where it all began—with one man and £100—to where we are now, we’ve been honing our craft since 1759. With over 20 world-class beers in production, and a wealth of exciting new brews being dreamed up daily by our ever-enterprising brewers, it’s no surprise that the Guinness name is known and loved in 150 countries. But, no matter where it is brewed or served, you can be sure your Guinness is still inspired by the pioneering batches of our legendary stout, crafted at St. James’s Gate in Dublin, over 200 years ago.