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Craft Beer Times | Baltimore County Offers Big Bucks To Keep Guinness Blonde Local

Baltimore County Offers Big Bucks To Keep Guinness Blonde Local

Baltimore County Offers Big Bucks To Keep Guinness Blonde Local

Beer Lovers Rejoice: Guinness Baltimore Blonde Here to Stay!

A Love Letter to Beer

It’s hard not to love beer – from the crisp taste of a cold one on a hot summer day to the bubbly feeling it gives you after a long, hard day. As a beer lover, it fills me with joy to see the World Beer Cup returning once again. This year’s competition, which was postponed due to COVID-19, has the industry buzzing with excitement.

The World Beer Cup

The World Beer Cup, also known as the “Olympics of Beer,” is a biennial event that brings together breweries from all over the world to compete for the title of best beer. This year, the competition will take place in San Diego, California. Nearly 2,000 breweries from 63 countries will compete in over 100 different categories.

As a beer enthusiast, I can’t wait to track the results and try out the winning brews. It’s always fascinating to see how brewers incorporate unique ingredients or new brewing methods to come up with impressive and delicious beers.

A $500K Offer to Keep Guinness Baltimore Blonde Local

In Baltimore County, a recent announcement has also stirred up excitement in the beer community. The county has offered $500K to the Guinness Open Gate Brewery to keep its popular Baltimore Blonde brew local. The brewery’s parent company, Diageo, had previously announced plans to move the production of Baltimore Blonde to Pennsylvania in order to save costs.

The announcement sparked outrage and disappointment among local beer enthusiasts who had come to love the Baltimore Blonde as a staple of the Maryland beer scene. However, the County’s offer of half a million dollars has provided some hope that the beloved brew will continue to be produced locally.

The Power of Community

This offer by the county is a testament to the power of community. When we come together to support local businesses, we can make a difference. Beer, after all, is more than just a drink – it brings people together, creates a sense of camaraderie, and even helps support local economies.

As much as we might love the variety of beers from around the world, there’s something special about a local brew. Local breweries become a part of the community, and their unique flavors and brewing processes tell a story about the place we live in.

Final Thoughts

When it comes to beer, we can all agree that it brings us joy and a sense of community. With the World Beer Cup’s return and Baltimore County’s offer, the beer community has even more reason to celebrate. Let’s continue to support local breweries and bring the love of beer to the world. Cheers!


Dustin is a writer about craft beer and a professional brewer in the city of Chicago. He has written for several magazines and has over a decade of experience in the beer industry. He is currently working on a book about the history of beer in Chicago.

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