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Guinness is set to resume brewing in the U.S. after a 63-year hiatus


Guinness is planning to open its first U.S. brewery in 63 years.

Diageo, Guinness' parent company, announced it will open a U.S. version of Dublin's Guinness Open Gate Brewery in Relay, Maryland. The plant will include a brewery, microbrewery, packaging and warehouse operations, and a visitor center, Fortune reported.

Opening a Guinness brewery and visitor center in the U.S. will enable us to collaborate with fellow brewers and interact with the vibrant community of beer drinkers.
Tom Day, president of Diageo-Guinness USA

The Guinness plant could bring 70 jobs to Maryland. The facility would create about 40 jobs, and the visitor center could generate another 30.

Tom Day, president of Diageo-Guinness USA, said the company is confident about the Maryland operation because of the success of Dublin's Open Gate Brewery and the popularity of beer tourism in the U.S.

"The new brewery would be a home for new Guinness beers created for the U.S. market, while the iconic Guinness Stouts will continue to be brewed at St. James's Gate in Dublin Ireland," Day said.

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