Hold the phone, the masters of Irish stouts are stepping into IPA territory. While we will forgive Guinness for not asking the Tap Trail first, Buzzfeed has the exclusive article:
The new Nitro IPA, a “hop-forward” beer brewed with five kinds of hops in Dublin, is canned with the same little nitrogen-filled ball . . . found in regular Guinness that the company says helps to create a thick, creamy head. It will be launching in the U.S. this month.
The Nitro IPA will be part of the Guinness “Brewer’s Project” which has already released its Guinness Blonde American Lager. This project is set to create a line of new and inventive beers for the Irish brewing company.
It looks like Guinness is trying to compete with American craft beer. We’ll see how that goes.
Hops: Admiral, Celeia, Topaz, Challenger, Cacade
Availability: 11.2oz Cans