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Guinness Open Gate offers 5 special releases for St. Patrick’s Day

March 12 UPDATE: Guinness Open Gate Brewery is closed through the end of the month. Cans of Crosslands Clover Honey Ale will be available for purchase to-go.

The Guinness Open Gate Brewery in Halethorpe, Maryland will be celebrating the St. Patrick’s Day holiday by transforming their outdoor lawn into a traditional Irish Village featuring more than 30 booths of Guinness beer, food, and entertainment on Saturday, March 14th and Sunday, March 15th, 2020.  

St. Patrick’s Day limited releases, only at Open Gate

Guinness has brewed six special limited-release St. Patrick’s Day beers for the weekend, including two options specially made with locally produced ingredients. Most of these brews will only be available for consumption at the brewery, so no “take-home” deals and you won’t be able to find them anywhere else. The beers include:

  • Crosslands Clover Honey Ale (7.0% ABV): made with LOCAL clover honey from Apex Bee Co. (Apex Bee Co. is located on Maryland’s Eastern Shore – 8.3 miles outside of Easton, MD)
  • Black Currant Stout (5.5% ABV): a nod to the occasional addition of black currant syrup to stouts in Ireland 
  • Irish Breakfast Amber (4.8% ABV): a lower ABV amber ale brewed with Irish Breakfast Tea
  • Coffee Stout (5.3% ABV): brewed with coffee from local Vent Coffee Roasters
  • Red Currant Sour (4.9% ABV): a very tart kettle-soured beer brewed with real red currant 
  • Hop Tea (1% ABV): a blend of Guinness’ house IPA and Irish Breakfast tea 
Guinness has brewed Crossland Clover Honey Ale with local ingredients for St. Patrick's Day.
Guinness has brewed Crossland Clover Honey Ale with local ingredients for St. Patrick’s Day.

Crosslands Clover Honey Ale will be the only St. Patrick’s Day beer to be canned, and will be only available for purchase at the Open Gate Brewery.

There will be some excellent food options to pair with the brews, including a Soup House featuring Guinness Beef Stew from the St. James’s Gate Brewery in Dublin, as well as an Ice Cream Parlor with Guinness shakes. Or you can add a reservation for one of two seatings for a Full Irish Breakfast in the Guinness restaurant.

Entertainment will include students from the Culkin Dance School, the Irish Railroad Workers Museum, A Little Irish, Too as well as Irish Genealogy experts. 

All ages will be welcome within the Guinness Gates on St. Patrick’s Day.  

Online Pre-Sale Tickets are $20 and include a 16oz pour of beer (choice of Baltimore Blonde or Over the Moon Milk Stout), a donation to charity, and a commemorative button. Tickets will be sold at the door for $25. You must purchase online for the traditional Irish breakfast seatings.

Parking is limited but there will be a courtesy shuttle from nearby Halethorpe Train Station and Guinness has partnered with Lyft to encourage guests to get home safely. The shared discount code is “GuinnessGetHome” for $15 off a ride on 3/14, 3/15 and 3/17.

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