First Guinness brewery in US since 1950s opens outside of Baltimore

The first Guinness brewery to operate in the United States in over 60 years is right in our backyard!

The Guinness Open Gate Brewery & Barrel House is opening its doors in Halethorpe, Maryland on Friday.

Located just outside of Baltimore, the new brewery brings 160 jobs to the area. Its focus will be on brewing Guinness Blonde American Lager for national sales in the U.S. and Canada. It will also brew new beers on a small scale and will function as a visitor center complete with food, tours and taprooms for tasting. The new brewery won't be brewing iconic Guinness stouts! Those beers, the compnay says, will continue to be brewed in Dublin, Ireland and imported to the U.S.

In the taprooms, visitors will be able to sample experimental beer brewed onsite and other classics imported from Ireland.