On September 21, it’s Maryland crab season meets Guinness Time at the Guinness US Brewery.
If an afternoon of succulent crab, Guinness ale, and live music outdoors sounds good to you, get yourself to the Guinness Open Gate Brewery and Barrel House on Saturday, September 21.
The Guinness US brewery, which just celebrated its one-year anniversary in August, is hosting two three-hour-long sessions celebrating Maryland crab season and Guinness Time. It’s the perfect occasion to enjoy one of the last warm weekends of September with friends and family. Tickets available here.
Enjoy an all-you-care to eat crab feast complete with a commemorative mallet you can take home, along with some of your favorite sides like potatoes, corn, coleslaw, and hush puppies, and of course dessert. Those who aren’t a fan of crabs will have pit beef sandwiches as an alternative.
Your first Guinness Blonde (a cool, crisp companion to crustaceans) is included in the ticket price. After that, Blondes are half price for the length of the event. All non-alcoholic beverages (sodas and waters) are included in the ticket price.
A crisp golden beer, Guinness Blonde has a hoppy aroma of citrus fruits with a malty cracker taste and a pleasingly bitter finish. It’s Irish American to the core – fermented with the same yeast as Guinness Draught Stout and hops from the Pacific Northwest.
The brewery is hosting a 12:00 pm seating and a 5:00 pm seating. Tickets including all of the above cost $60, with discounted designated driver tickets available for $55. The event will be held on the brewery’s lawn, under a tent in case of inclement weather.
Located just 10 minutes from downtown Baltimore and short trips from Washington D.C., Philadelphia and New York, the Open Gate Brewery serves as the home of Guinness in the U.S. and the center for all of its experimental beers on this side of the Atlantic. You can tour the brewery and sample the new Guinness brews in their state-of-the-art taphouse.