Guinness Beer announced that the company’s temporary Test Taproom will open on October 27, while its new Brewery and Barrell House is being constructed.
Beer lovers will soon be able to learn about and try different varieties of Guinness Beer as the company’s temporary Test Taproom opens October 27. The Test Taproom will be open on weekends and will give you the chance to enjoy classic Irish imports, new experimental beers and Guinness’ Blonde Lager. Guinness has decided to open the temporary Taproom as a way of spreading the word about the new facility’s construction in the local area.
The Test Taproom is located on 5001 Washington Boulevard in Relay. As of October 27, the Taproom will be open Fridays from 3 p.m. until 8 p.m., Saturdays from 11 a.m. until 8 p.m. and Sundays from 11 a.m. until 5 p.m.
The new location’s brewers have already started making new and experimental beers. The company says that, on average, Taproom visitors can expect between three and six different experimental brews to be available on any given day; the company’s classic and lesser known brews will also be served. Staff will answer questions about the company’s beers and the new brewery currently under construction.
The new brewery is set to house a restaurant, but don’t expect the same at the Test Taproom. It will only sell beer and merchandise until the brewery opens. But, Guinness does plan on having food trucks available once things are up and running.
The brewery will be the first Guinness Brewery to open in the United States in more than 60 years, costing about $50 million. Currently under construction are three separate breweries, a permanent tasting room, and a restaurant. Once complete, the brewery is expected to attract hundreds of thousands of visitors every year.
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