Guinness is a brand of world-famous Irish dry stout that was first introduced in 1759, over 250 years ago, and produced at the St. James’s Gate brewery in Ireland. Today, Guinness is brewed in nearly 50 countries around the world and distributed to over 150 countries, including Singapore. The brand is the largest brewer of stout in the world and sold an estimated 850 million litres of Guinness products in 2011.
Undoubtedly, Guinness can be largely credited for making dry stouts, a dark beer made from roasted barley or roasted malt and other ingredients, incredibly popular worldwide. Throughout the world, Guinness is known for its rich and creamy stout that has a smooth and velvety texture. To obtain the distinctive taste of its stouts, Guinness first roasts its barley at a scorching temperature of 232 degrees Celsius. The resulting stout is of excellent quality and has the perfectly balanced taste Guinness stouts are known for having. However, the truly iconic aspect of Guinness stouts lies in the innovative use of nitrogen gas to create a distinctive creamy head.