American beer drinkers, raise your glass: Guinness Foreign Extra Stout has finally come to the US. For the rest of the world, this is old news — Foreign Extra Stout has been sold around the world for years, as Beer Advocate reports. The announcement came just in time for Oktoberfest and September 28th’s National Drink Beer Day. The Foreign Extra Stout officially launched on October 1.
Many Americans may already be warming up to the new Guinness: New York City is already being targeted by ads. Guinness Foreign Extra Stout is a favorite among much of the world, making up 45% of Guinness sales. We can only imagine that sales will continue to increase with the addition of the thirsty US market.
As Beer Advocate reports, the Guinness Foreign Extra Stout packs a sturdy punch at 7.5% alcohol. However, it has the same deep brown color, frothy head and sweet aroma that Guinness is so famous for. The main difference, however, is that Foreign Extra is carbonated, while Guinness Draught is nitrogenated. If you’re lucky, your favorite Irish pub may already have it on tap.
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