Retail Spotlight: Guinness Brewery & Barrel House

March 14, 2018

Retail Spotlight: Guinness Brewery & Barrel House

Dundalk Dan's Awesome Beef Jerky would not be where it is today without our customers and our retailers. To celebrate the latter of these, we're introducing a new feature entitled Retailer Spotlight, where we'll peel back the curtain on some of the great establishments where you can pick up a pack of our jerky.

In this edition of our retailer spotlight, there is perhaps no better time than ahead of St. Patrick's Day to tell you about Guinness Brewery in Halethorpe, MD. 

The Open Gate Guinness Taproom is located at 5001 Washington Blvd in Halethorpe. The current taproom has been open since late October, but plans are in motion for a full Guinness Brewery & Barrel House which will be the the company's first U.S. brewery in 63 years. As of now, there is no set open date.

In the meantime, there is plenty to enjoy at the taproom. They just recently released Guinness Crosslands Pale Ale, available on tap now. The pale ale features Black Locust Hops from Baltimore County and Dark Cloud Malthouse based in Cooksville. 

“As part of our commitment to the state economy and sustainability, we thought it was important to work with local maltsters and hop growers,” Brewmaster Peter Wiens said in a statement. “It’s an added bonus that our system allows us to brew some small batches that can highlight the quality of these ingredients directly.”

Dundalk Dan's appreciates Guinness's work with local businesses, as they are the biggest retailer to sell our jerky. We cannot wait for the full brewery to open.

Guinness St. Patrick's

We also cannot wait to pour a pint of Guinness on St. Patrick's Day. To celebrate the upcoming holiday, Guinness will be marking the occasion on Saturday with an in-house Irish Beer Tap Takeover. The takeover will feature several classic Guinness beers alongside Smithwick’s Irish Ale, Harp Irish Lager and Kilkenny, the nitro Irish Red Ale named after the medieval city in southeast Ireland.

They will also be tapping a new stout brewed specially at the Open Gate Brewery & Barrel House by American brewers in collaboration with their brewing team from Dublin. This unique beer won’t be available anywhere else.

Whether you choose a uniquely brewed or standard Guinness, the taproom has 2-oz. packs of all four flavors of Dundalk Dan's Awesome Beef Jerky, making them the perfect place for you to stock up for tournament watching in the upcoming weekends. 

While you visit, be sure to say hello to their friendly staff and pick up a pack of Dundalk Dan's. The bold flavors of Guinness stouts go extremely well with the tangy taste of our Sweet BBQ. Be sure to follow them on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram as well.