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How We Make It

Welcome to the brewery.
There’s a little bit of magic in every expertly crafted drop of GUINNESS®. There are six distinct features that make our beer stand out from the all the others. There's our roasted barley, the extra hops we use, our special yeast, our maturation process, the famously smooth head and lastly the supremely skillful craft of our brewers.

Arthur Guinness started the St James's Gate brewery in Dublin back in 1759. Today at our St. James Gate Brewery, there are nine key steps in our brewing process to achieve the enjoyment of our GUINNESS© beer. Click on one of the elements below to learn more.