Drink of the Week: Guinness 200th Anniversary Export Stout

200th Anniversary Export Stout
According to Guinness‘s records, on October 16, 1817, the first eight barrels of its namesake beer were destined to arrive on American shores, shipped to a Mr. John Heavy in South Carolina. In the two centuries since, Guinness has become ubiquitous in the United States, and to celebrate the bicentennial, the brewery has released a limited run of 200th Anniversary Export Stout. Inspired by the 1817 recipe by Benjamin Guinness (son of founder Arthur Guinness), the throwback brew was made at Open Gate Brewery, the company’s pilot brewery at St. James Gate in Dublin. Brewed with Black Patent malt and Golding hops, the beer carries the deep, roasted aromas and flavors you’d expect but with a hint of citrus and a crisp finish. Enjoy it on its own, or mix it into this beer cocktail, perfect for fall sipping. $8.99/6-pack, guinness.com