Guinness recognised at the World Beer Awards

Guinness took home seven awards in the renowned tastings that celebrate the World's Best Beers


The World Beer Awards recognise the very best in all the internationally recognised styles of beer and promote the world’s best beers to consumers and trade across the globe.

Guinness received 7 World Beer Awards: 

  • Guinness West Indies Porter won both Ireland’s and World’s Best Strong Porter
  • Hop House 13 was named Ireland’s Best International Lager
  • Pure Brew was named Ireland’s best low alcohol.
  • Guinness Rye Pale Ale was named Ireland’s Best Rye Beer
  • Guinness Foreign Extra Stout won a gold medal in the Imperial Stout category.
  • Guinness Original won bronze in Ireland for stout.

“We are delighted with our haul at the World Beer Awards, it’s great for our dedicated team of brewers to know our work is appreciated by the experts. We love brewing good beer, so we’re especially delighted with our recent winners at the World Beer Awards and look forward to brewing more award winning beer”

Peter Simpson

Guinness Head Brewer

Peter Simpson, Guinness Head Brewer

The brewing history of Guinness

The brewing history of Guinness began over 200 years ago with ales, then porters and then, famously, stout. With that first batch of Irish stout, there began a legacy of innovative brewing that's since been upheld all over the world.

With over twenty Guinness beers now in production and exciting new brews being dreamt up daily, take a look back at the innovation of Guinness across the years. 

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