Saturday, 13 September 2008

Guinness to Build New Brewery

From Howard, The Wall Street Journal reports that Guinness will be building a new flagship brewery (to replace the St James' Gate facility?) "in the town of Leixlip -- where Arthur Guinness began brewing the dark-brown stout in 1755, four years before moving operations to the capital."
The choice of Leixlip, though historically fitting, was something of a surprise. Recent Irish media speculation had focused on two other suburban Dublin locations.

The deal-clincher appeared to be that most of the brewery will be built on 50 acres of land owned by the Guinness family. An additional 23 acres will be purchased from Kildare County Council.

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