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Guinness unveils new brewery in Baltimore County

Friday, August 3, 2018  
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Saliqa A. Khan | WBALTV 11 

 Guinness officially unveiled its new brewery in Baltimore County on Thursday.

 The Guinness Open Gate Brewery & Barrel House is located at 5001 Washington Boulevard in Halethorpe, and it's the first time in more than 60 years that Guinness has opened a U.S. brewery.

 "From our brew team making fantastic beers, to our hospitality team who are going to be serving in this space, and the people that built this place from the ground up. (It's a) renovated a 90-year-old building, and we turned it into this amazing place that we see here today. It really did take an army. It's unreal what this place turned into," said Ryan Wagner, a Guinness brewery ambassador.

 Gov. Larry Hogan said the new spot will create about 200 jobs and will attract hundreds of thousands of visitors every year.

 Along with a ceremonial ribbon-cutting, there were tours of the facility that offered an in-depth look at the brewing systems, taproom, merchandise and restaurant.

 Guinness Blond is going to be the focus at the Halethorpe facility, but there will also be new creations the public can taste on a weekly basis.

 The brewery will be open Friday from 3 to 9 p.m. and over the weekend from noon to 9 p.m.

 

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