Guinness finally releases its alcohol-free beer

Guinness finally releases alcohol free beer
Mark Sandys, Global Head of Beer, Diageo, at the launch of Open Gate Pure Brew, a full flavoured, non-alcoholic beer.Photo: Leon Farrell/Photocall Ireland.

Guinness finally releases its alcohol-free beer

Guinness has just released its Open Gate Pure Brew Non- Alcoholic Lager.

“After two years of experimentation, we’ve developed a way to brew a fully fermented non-alcoholic lager that stands shoulder-to-shoulder with our other great tasting beers,” said the brewery.

It describes the finished product as “a full-flavored, crisp golden lager with a fruity, hoppy taste… for all occasions!” Guinness’ lead brewer John Casey said: “Whether you’re seeking alcohol or not, we think great tasting beer is the goal.”

“Many non-alcoholic beers are made by taking a conventional beer and boiling away the alcohol which can impact the taste. From the start, we were determined to brew a non-alcoholic beer with the same process we’ve perfected over the last 259 years.

“It has taken two years of experimentation, but we’ve come up with a way to fully brew beer using a special yeast strain that only produces a very limited amount of alcohol.”

For now the beer is only available at the brewery and at 250 pubs in Dublin.

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