Guinness announced the launch of Guinness The 1759 – its first in a line of “limited edition luxury beers.” The 1759 is an ultra-premium amber ale, the first offering of the new Guinness Signature Series that will be sold in 25.4 oz. bottles limited to only 90,000. If you plant to buy one, you’ll have to spare $34.99. Inspired by a 200 year old recipe and brewed with the same Guinness yeast that has been used for more than 125 years, this rich amber ale offers new style and flavor under the Guinness trademark.
It has a rich butterscotch aroma with subtle hop notes. The mellow, caramel flavors combine with a subtle hop character and fruity sweetness from the strong ester profile. It is best enjoyed chilled in a 6 oz. stemless champagne flute.
Guinness The 1759 comes in a black cage-and-cork topped bottle, inside a velvet-lined box, and will be available in select bars, online at www.reservebar.com as well as other beer retailers beginning in late October 2014.