The Daily Edge –

“GUINNESS HAS ANNOUNCED its entry into the growing ‘craft beer’ market with two new beers, which will be sold in Ireland from next month.

One is called Dublin Porter, and the other West Indies Porter.

Guinness say that the new brews are “inspired by” brewing methods from the 18th and 19th centuries, and the company is emphasising tradition and history in its marketing materials. Here’s what we know about them:

Dublin Porter, which has its “origins in a 1796 entry in Guinness brewers’ diaries”, is slightly less alcoholic than normal Guinness at 3.8 per cent ABV.

West Indies Porter, which the company says is based on “an 1801 diary entry for the first Guinness purposely brewed to maintain its freshness from one end of the world to another”, will be stronger than most commercial beers at 6.0 per cent ABV.”

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