International Stout Day Coming to St James Gate This Thursday

To celebrate International Stout Day, St. James’s Gate, home of Guinness, the world’s best known stout, will host a four-day festival of music, food and all things stout, running from Thursday 7 November to Sunday 10 November.


The Guinness Storehouse will host a line-up of unique and exciting beer, food and music experiences – all included as part of the usual entrance ticket.

As you make your way through the Guinness Storehouse, visitors will be invited to sample the classic Guinness draught. However, in anticipation of International Stout Festival, the brewers at St. James’s Gate have also dreamt up new, exciting brews which will be offered for exclusive sampling throughout your visit. Expect the unexpected, as new ingredients and contemporary flavours make their mark on exciting new stout sensations.

Proving that stout is not only enjoyed served in a glass, Guinness Storehouse chefs will also showcase how the malty intensity of stout works as an exceptional ingredient. Enjoy complimentary tasters of Guinness-blackened smoked salmon served on seaweed-infused cream cheese and brown bread – look out for  pop-up stations serving this delicious delicacy on the hour!

And as it’s not a festival without music, visitors will also be treated to contemporary and traditional Irish music throughout the Storehouse. Pop-up bands will be performing throughout the four-day festival.

Open from 9.30am – 5.00pm, the special International Stout Festival programme is included in the general Guinness Storehouse admission price. To purchase tickets and for further details about the Guinness Storehouse International Stout Festival visit


Guinness Open Gate Brewery, the home of experimentation and innovation at St. James’s Gate, will host a stout-inspired programme of beers, music and entertainment in the tap room from Thursday to Saturday.

Visitors will have the chance to sample a selection of new innovation stouts as well as stouts from invited guest brewers available for a limited period in the tap room. Thursday night will see the International Stout Day festivities kicking off with a launch evening featuring music by acclaimed stout-lover MathMan playing an all-vinyl set as well as the chance to meet some of our guest brewers face-to-face. There will also be tasting sessions and talks from the Beer Specialists to inform and delight guests from Thursday to Saturday. Finally, the Guinness Open Gate Brewery kitchen will be serving delicious dishes to pair perfectly with everyone’s favourite stout. 

Guinness Open Gate Brewery is open Thursday and Friday from 4.00pm – 10.30pm and Saturday from 2.00pm – 8.00pm with the International Stout Festival programme included in the €9 admission price along with a pint or paddle of your choice. To purchase tickets or for further details, please visit