To celebrate the 250 year anniversary of the signing of the lease on the St. James’s Gate Brewery by the founder Arthur Guinness the brewery released a commemorative version of their famous stout.


Guinness 250 pack

Out of the bottle the beer pour quite foamy, requiring a rest and then continued pour. The head came out a frothy beige with good lacing as the head receded. From what I could tell from the bottled version of the beer, the taste is a little more robust than regular Guinness. It has a little more roasty flavors and even a little more sourness too it than I usually notice in straight up Guinness. The bottles also lack the nitrogen which means the beer isn’t as smooth as the nitro served versions. Perhaps this helps bring the flavors to the front more.

Guinness 250

I found this beer on draft at Murphy’s of DC in Woodley Park and in bottles at Freedom Mart at the corner of New Hampshire and T in NW.

Have you had this beer? What did you think and where did you see it? Rate it and leave a comment!