Guinness & Co. has announced that Guinness Red Harvest Stout, a new, limited edition seasonal beer, will be available in the United States this fall in celebration of ancient Celtic traditions. This new craft brew provides a change of pace from the array of pumpkin beers often available this time of year while incorporating centuries old Celtic traditions.
The Red Harvest Stout brings to the American beer drinker the ancient Celtic tradition of Samhain. In centuries past, Samhain (pronounced saw-wen) was the festival held every year on All Hallows’ Eve in celebration of the end of the fall harvest and the coming of winter. Legend tells that on this night, restless spirits are beckoned from the darkness with bonfires and sweet offerings from the bountiful fall harvest.
The new brew celebrates Guinness’ brewing tradition with its mildly sweet, velvety taste and deep red hue. The stout is crafted with a blend of lightly roasted barley, which allows for aromas of caramel and toffee, and is supported by a sweet malty taste. When poured into a pint glass, the can’s nitrogen widget creates the iconic surge, unleashing sweet and alluring flavors and delivering a distinctively smooth, flavorful taste experience.
The Guinness Red Harvest Stout will be available in four-packs of 14.9oz cans (4.1% ABV) and in bars nationwide this September.