You can’t blame anyone who lives by the mantra that all weather is Guinness weather. But when the summer months come and the temperature rises, nothing satisfies like a good wheat beer. Well, as of March 30, you can have your wheat and your Guinness, too, thanks to the new Guinness Irish Wheat.
“When the weather’s warmer, people love crisp, refreshing-tasting wheat beers,” Padraig Fox, the general manager for Open Gate Brewery in Dublin, says in a statement. “So now is the perfect time to unveil Irish Wheat, our uniquely Guinness spin on a really popular style of beer. From the ‘Sunny South’ of Ireland, where we source our wheat, to the USA — sláinte.”
Guinness Irish Wheat has a typical wheat haze and notes of citrus, clove, and banana. It’s brewed with wheat sourced in Ireland with the same yeast that is used for Guinness Stout. The Irish Wheat joins Guinness’s other non-stout offerings: Rye Pale Ale, Antwerpen Stout, Nitro IPA, and Guinness Blonde American Lager.
Six packs of 11.2-ounce bottles will be available for a limited time in the United States for $9.99. Summer with Guinness has never tasted so refreshingly seasonally appropriate.
Full disclosure: Guinness’s parent company, Diageo, is an investor in VinePair.