GUINNESS is one of the world’s best loved beers. The brand’s story started in 1759, when Arthur Guinness signed a 9,000 year lease on a dilapidated brewery at St. James’s Gate, Dublin. From this humble beginning grew a global icon and brand, driven by Arthur’s ingenuity, dedication and entrepreneurship. Today, GUINNESS is brewed in 49 countries worldwide and sold in 150, with 10 million glasses of the beer enjoyed every day around the world.
The same four ingredients have been used since Arthur’s time to brew GUINNESS – water, barley (malted and roasted), hops and yeast. Guinness Foreign Extra Stout and Guinness Draught, with its celebrated two-part pour, are the most popular variants globally. As well as brewing great tasting beer, GUINNESS is also renowned for the creativity of its brand advertising.