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Celebrate St. Patricks Day at the Guinness Brewery in Baltimore, MD

By BT Editor
March 17, 2022
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The Guinness Open Gate Brewery in Baltimore, the home of Guinness in the U.S. and the center of its experimental beers, will host a month-long celebration for St. Patrick’s Day. With free entry for all, guests visiting the two-acre lawn and three-story brewery will discover the ultimate St. Patrick’s Day experience in the nation, where more than two and a half centuries of Irish brewing experience and American craft beer creativity meet.

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Festivities will take place over 16 days in March when the brewery is open: every Thursday through Sunday, including special operating hours for St. Patrick’s Day from 10am-10pm. Highlights include limited edition beer releases and merchandise, live music, an Irish Village lawn takeover with immersive experiences and special menus– including a secret one entirely in Gaelic. In honor of the holiday and Guinness commitment to giving back to the communities it serves, donations will be made to community partners, Sharp Dressed Man and Civic Works Real Food Farm.

-Beer Releases-

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As tradition, the brewing team will release a different special St. Patrick’s Day beer on draught and in cans each Thursday throughout the month of March.

  • Porter (5.5% ABV): brewed with an Irish barley base malt grown in Dundalk, Ireland
    • Release Date: Thursday, March 17
  • Pineapple Coconut Stout (4.7% ABV): brewed with pineapple puree and finished on toasted coconut chips
    • Release Date: Thursday, March 24

-Secret Menu-
Start practicing your Gaelic, because the brewery has devised a secret St. Patrick’s Day menu for guests with exclusive menu items and deals– but you must place your order in the native language. The only way to obtain the secret menu is to follow and DM the @GuinnessBreweryUS Instagram account with a four leaf clover emoji.

-Food-

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Menus inspired by traditional Irish meals include Corned Beef & Cabbage, Shepherd's Pie, Mussels with Stout, Dublin Coddle and Coffee Cake infused with special Porter, a St. Patrick’s limited beer release. The brewery will bring back its four-course ticketed beer dinner series with a free souvenir in the Barrel Room on Sundays at 6pm for $100 a person. The first course will include Roasted Delicata Squash, Baby Greens, Toasted Farro, Cranberry, Blonde Ale Vinaigrette paired with Guinness Baltimore Blonde and the second is Beef Tartare “Rarebit,” Irish Cheddar, Sourdough, Pickled Shallot, and Crispy Capers paired with Guinness Draught. The main course will change weekly to complement the special St. Patrick’s beer release of the week. Dessert is a Pineapple Upside-down Cake with Citrus Caramel and Cereal Malt Ice Cream paired with Guinness Belgian Style Wit. Tickets will be available for purchase at guinnessbrewerybaltimore.com or by calling (443) 575-6893.

-Irish Village-
*Operating Hours Saturday, March 12 through Sunday, March 13 and Thursday, March 17 through Saturday, March 19.

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The outdoor two-acre lawn will feature an interactive Irish Village with beer, food, merchandise and booths highlighting the brewery’s community partners. To level-up the experience, guests can partake in interactive activities for an additional cost including: 3D print your ‘picture’ on a pint, guided food and beer pairing experience (available at the top and bottom of every hour ) and learn the process of pouring a beautiful pint from one of our experts at the Perfect Pint Academy. Guinness-curated food stalls inside the Irish Village include The Hollywood Oyster House, Seamus’ Soup House, Lord Calvert’s Chippy, McHenry’s Snack Co, Wiens & Co. Delicatessen Cured Meats and Fine Cheeses, Over the Moon Ice Cream Parlor, Dudley’s Desserts & Baked Goods and Heaney Grill & Mash.

-Entertainment-

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The double Whammy award-winning The 19th Street Band, whose lead guitarist/vocalist hails from Northern Ireland, will bring its high energy and strong vocal harmonies to the brewery every Saturday in March and on St. Patrick's Day with a live performance from 5pm to 9pm. Traditional Irish dancers from the McGrath Morgan Academy will showcase the rich history of Irish dance in celebration of the holiday to the sounds of live, traditional Irish music each Saturday and Sunday and on St. Patrick's Day from 11am to 3pm. Guests can also enjoy Trivia Night every Friday at 7pm and local cover bands inside the tent on March 3, 10 and 24 from 5pm to 9pm.

When:

  • March 17 to March 20 – Weekend 3
    • Thursday, March 17 – Irish Village & Beer Release
    • Friday, March 18 – Irish Village & Trivia Night
    • Saturday, March 19 – Irish Village & Live Music
    • Sunday, March 20 – Ticketed Beer Dinner
  • March 24 to March 27 – Weekend 4
    • Thursday, March 2 – Beer Release
    • Friday, March 25 – Trivia Night
    • Saturday, March 26 – Live Music
    • Sunday, March 27 – Ticketed Beer Dinner

How:
-Entry is free and open to all ages (guests under 21 require a 21+ escort)
-Seating is first-come-first-served; no reservations
-Guests are encouraged to review social distancing measures in advance of visiting

Where:
Guinness Open Gate Brewery
5001 Washington Blvd, Halethorpe, MD 21227

About Guinness
The Guinness brand was established in 1759, when Arthur Guinness signed a 9,000 year lease on St. James's Gate Brewery in Dublin. Brewed using four main ingredients, water, barley (malted & roasted), hops and yeast, Guinness is the world's most popular stout brand. The iconic beer is brewed in 49 countries worldwide and sold in over 150 with almost 9 million glasses of Guinness beers enjoyed every day around the world. The most GUINNESS is sold in Great Britain, Ireland, USA, Nigeria and Cameroon. More information can be found at www.guinness.com.

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