Guinness Opens The Gate On Brewery

Attention all you Guinness fans out there. There is some very exciting news about a new brewery.  Continuing in a long-standing tradition of brewing innovation and excellence, the Guinness brewers at St. James’s Gate are proud to announce the launch of The Open Gate Brewery.

There has been an experimental brewery at St. James’s Gate for over a hundred years. Here the Brewers are given license to explore new recipes, reinterpret old ones and experiment freely to bring exciting beers to life. For the first time in its history, Guinness has opened its doors to the general public and introduced the world to its brewers and their home of experimentation and innovation. The Open Gate Brewery, the hub of this intimate brewing experience, will welcome visitors from early December.

As well as pouring the famous Guinness stout and the latest innovations from the Brewers Project, such as Guinness Nitro IPA, Hop House 13 Lager, Guinness Dublin Porter and Guinness West Indies Porter, the brewers will be sharing early, small batch versions of their experimental beers to taste. These brews will only be available at The Open Gate Brewery. A selection of other new Guinness beers from around the globe, which until now, have never been available under one roof, will also be exclusively available to visitors in The Open Gate Brewery.

Speaking about the opening, Guinness Brewer Peter Simpson said, “We feel extremely lucky to have free rein to regularly explore and create new beers in small batches. There is huge interest in beer nowadays and my fellow brewers and I are excited to share our experimental beers, which until now, have never been tasted outside the brewery. We are also really looking forward to collaborating with beer enthusiasts from around the world at The Open Gate Brewery in the future.”

The Open Gate Brewery is the driver behind beer experimentation, craftsmanship, innovation and creativity. It is set to become a global destination for beer enthusiasts who are eager to discover, collaborate and experience a deeper connection to beer innovation, in a truly authentic environment.

The Open Gate Brewery will be open to the public every Thursday and Friday night from 5.30pm – 10.30pm. Guests will have a chance to meet the Guinness brewers in their place of work, discuss the brewing process and sample the great brewing innovations from Guinness.

Crown Royal Needs Your Help For The Your Hero’s Name Here Program

I have been lucky enough to be part of the Crown Royal Your Hero’s Name Here program. Crown Royal, NASCAR and The Brickyard 400 team up to support those who make this country great. Crown Royal just released the nominations for the 2016 Brickyard 400 race. The past winners are very deserving and humbled by the honor. I am so glad to see their story told.

Concluding a weeklong celebration of heroes, individuals across the country were recognized as inaugural nominees for the program. Each individual was given access to a special experience – receiving tickets to award shows, professional football games and the upcoming Phoenix NASCAR race.

Here are some of nominees:

US Army Veteran and Olympic Bobsledder Dallas Robinson, nominated by country music singer Justin Moore. Moore invited Robinson and his wife Chelsea to Nashville for one of country music’s biggest weeks, during which they went to the big show and attended VIP parties alongside artists.

In Dallas, TX two local heroes, Army Veterans Trista Hopkins-Neal and Phil Robertson, received tickets to last Sunday’s Dallas game, delivered by US Air Force Veteran and former Cowboy Chad Hennings

In Phoenix, Packages From Home nominated a group of active duty Air Force officers from Luke Air Force Base and presented them with tickets to this weekend’s NASCAR race

Last night in honor of Veteran’s Day, veterans and their families were treated to unforgettable performances by some of country music’s biggest stars including Justin Moore, Little Big Town and The Band Perry at CBS Radio’s first ever Stars and Strings concert. Before the concert kicked off, guests had the chance to submit nominations.

To nominate a hero, adults 21+ can visit and submit their heroes for consideration from now until February 28, 2016. After, five finalists will be chosen and adult consumers will be able to vote for the hero they think is most deserving of the honor where one individual will see their name in lights at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

Jim Beam Adds Apple To Their Lineup

There are some new bourbons out there that are looking to spice things up a bit. Fruit infused liquor is becoming very popular in bars and at gatherings. Now Jim Beam is looking to show their support for this with Jim Beam Apple. It is the fourth flavored whiskey from the world’s number one bourbon, containing the pride and heritage from the Beam family’s 220-year history.

With a refreshing take on family tradition, Jim Beam distillers have brought together the taste of crisp, green apples and Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey. The result is a perfect balance of apple and delicious bourbon, rich with American heritage, with a light, juicy twist. The Signature Cocktail, “Jim Beam Apple and Soda”, mixes Jim Beam Apple and club soda over ice, with a wedge of lemon, for a delicious, refreshing cocktail all year round.

If you are looking to try Jim Beam Apple out here is recipe you might want to try out.

Jim Beam Apple & Soda


1 part Jim Beam Apple

2 parts Club Soda

Lemon Wedge

Preparation: Build over ice in a tall highball glass. Garnish with a lemon wedge.