Guinness Open Gate Brewery. Photo courtesy of Guinness Open Gate Brewery.

Guinness is commemorating the anniversary of when its Baltimore brewery bloomed four years ago with two weeks of celebrations and three limited-release beers inspired by fruit and flowers.

Guinness Open Gate Brewery opened in the Baltimore area in 2018, making it the company’s first U.S. brewery in more than 60 years.

Traditionally, a fourth-anniversary gift is fruit and flowers, which is meant to represent the blossoming of a relationship and the beauty that comes with sticking by each other. 

Throughout the brewery’s two-week celebration, Guinness will follow that tradition with a “Fruit & Flowers” anniversary theme that represents the connection, craft, and relationships that have blossomed since the brewery first opened.

Customers can enjoy three limited-release anniversary beers that will be available on tap and in cans: Passionfruit Jalapeno, an amber ale that combines the fruit, pepper, and caramel malt notes for an earthy, tropical, and sweet flavor; Barrel-Aged Wild Ale, a barrel-aged sour ale with Lacto and Brett that produce a tart beer; and Lemon Lavender that’s brewed with dried lavender, lemon puree, and black tea. 

The brewery will offer food trucks and taproom menus with “Fruit & Flowers” specials. There will also be complimentary, anniversary beer-inspired chocolate truffles by Charm City Chocolate, as well as exclusive sales and merchandise in the retail shop. 

The weekend’s festivities include trivia on Thursdays, live music on Fridays and Saturdays, and a “Fruits & Flowers”-themed beer dinner on Sundays. 

Events will take place Thursday, July 28 – Sunday, July 31 and Thursday, Aug. 4 – Sunday, Aug. 7. Entry to tours and beer dinners must be purchased in advance. All other events are free and on a first come, first served basis. 

Latrice Hill is a Baltimore native and Morgan State University graduate who loves all the great things this city has to offer. She worked with WMAR 2-News as an Assignment Desk Editor before she joined...

2 replies on “Guinness brewery to celebrate fourth anniversary with themed events, fruit and flower-inspired beers”

  1. Correction; Guinness did not open in downtown Baltimore as mentioned in this article. It opened in Relay/Halethorpe.

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