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Irish heritage, tradition, courage and resilience all run deep in Chicago, and in the not-so-distant future so will Guinness roots. This major American city will be home to the new Guinness Chicago Taproom, scheduled to open to the public in 2023 in the bustling West Loop district. Located at 375 N. Morgan Street, the 15,000 square foot space where Guinness signed a multi-year lease, will be located in a revitalized historic rail depot and will embrace the spirit of the Windy City. The taproom team will begin renovations this fall.

As a Chicago native, I already know that there are so many reasons to love Chicago – its people, its culture, its diverse and distinctive neighborhood network, and of course its food and beer scene. The city was a natural fit for bringing our first neighborhood hub to life, ?? said Jay Sethi, Director of Marketing, Diageo Beer Company, United States. “We’re building this tasting room for the people of Chicago, and like everything Guinness does, it’s not just about beer. We aim to celebrate Chicago and have a positive impact on the local community from the moment we open our doors.

?? No one does St. Patrick’s Day like Chicago, so naturally Guinness already has a special place in our city’s history, ?? said Alderman Walter Burnett Jr., of Chicago’s 27th Borough. Now we’re going to make it a bit more official with the Guinness Chicago Taproom, which will help further liven up our already bustling West Loop neighborhood and create new jobs in the area.

The tasting room will feature works by local artists and feature rotating beers, food and events, all bringing the spirit of Chicago’s 77 neighborhoods and unique cultural elements to life. The new Home Away From Home for Guinness will offer guests the chance to try some exciting new beers ?? some only available at the Chicago Brewery, and some imported from our other Guinness locations ?? tour the brewing facilities with our beer specialists, learn all about Guinness and its history, and even purchase limited edition products. On site, there will be a 10 BBL brewing system for our brews in small batches and one-off for the tasting room, in addition to an outdoor patio area and a restaurant.

?? For years, we have seen Guinness as an integral part of so many experiences in bars and restaurants, around the world and especially here in Chicago, ?? said Sam Toia, president of the Illinois Restaurant Association. “We’re thrilled that there is now a place where Chicagoans can come and enjoy the full Guinness experience, while continuing to strengthen the rich fabric of Chicago’s thriving hotel community. “

More than 75 new jobs will be created to support taproom operations. While the new site will produce a variety of experimental beers, Guinness ?? Iconic stouts will continue to be imported from our legendary brewery at St James’s Gate in Dublin, Ireland.

This is the second brewery and tap room on U.S. soil for Guinness, the first of which is the Guinness Open Gate Brewery in Baltimore, Maryland. Since opening in 2018, the Baltimore Dining Hall has welcomed more than 900,000 visitors and produced 250 experimental beers, including Baltimore Blonde, available nationwide.

As we all look forward to the doors opening in Chicago in 2023, stay up to date with all things Guinness on social media (@GuinnessUS) at all times and if you’re up to it, consider visiting the Open Gate Brewery in Baltimore.

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About Guinness

The Guinness brand was created in 1759, when Arthur Guinness signed a 9,000-year lease on the St. James’s Gate brewery in Dublin. Brewed from four main ingredients, water, barley (malted and roasted), hops and yeast, Guinness is the most popular stout in the world. The iconic beer is brewed in 49 countries around the world and sold in more than 150 with nearly 9 million glasses of Guinness tasted every day around the world. Most GUINNESS are sold in Great Britain, Ireland, United States, Nigeria and Cameroon. You can find more information at www.guinness.com.

About Diageo North America

Diageo is a world leader in alcoholic beverages with an exceptional collection of brands including Johnnie Walker, Crown Royal, Bulleit and Buchanan? S whiskeys, Smirnoff, Cîroc and Ketel One vodkas, Casamigos, DeLeon and Don Julio tequilas, Captain Morgan, Baileys, Tanqueray and Guinness.

Diageo is listed on both the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: DEO) and the London Stock Exchange (LSE: DGE) and their products are sold in more than 180 countries around the world.

For more information on Diageo, its people, its brands and its performance, visit www.diageo.com. Visit Diageo’s global responsible drinking resource, www.DRINKiQ.com, for information, initiatives and ways to share best practices. Follow on Twitter and Instagram for news and information on Diageo North America: @Diageo_NA.

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