Drink up, everyone! The United States will be getting their own version of Guinness’ iconic Open Gate Brewery that’s located in Ireland.
Guinness’ parent company Diageo announced that it will open a brand-new facility in the United States, the first new Guinness brewery in the country in 63 years. The company plans to build a mid-sized Guinness brewery and Guinness visitor experience with an innovation microbrewery at the current site in Relay, Maryland.
The brand’s stouts will continue to be made in Ireland, however, as the new facility will produce beers specifically for the US markets.
Tom Day, President of Diageo Beer Company, said in a statement:
Opening a Guinness brewery and visitor center in the US will enable us to collaborate with fellow brewers and interact with the vibrant community of beer drinkers. Given the success of our Open Gate Brewery in Dublin and the popularity of beer tourism in the US, we are confident that Americans will welcome the opportunity to come experience Guinness brewing in Baltimore County.
Construction is slated to begin sometime in spring 2017 as plans are being finalized. The company is shooting to have the new brewery open in fall 2017, coinciding with the 200th anniversary of Guinness beer first being imported to the US.