In this corner: Harpoon Brewery’s Irish stout


Guinness has been regarded as one of the top Irish stouts sold in the world.

However the beloved Irish stout may have some competition in Boston as Harpoon Brewery has released their version of an Irish stout.

According to an article in the Boston Business Journal, Harpoon will release their stout later in March.

Harpoon’s stout is made with six different malts, a little bit of chocolate, a small amount of Willamette Hops and a bit of flake barley for head retention. Like all stouts, Harpoon’s is pressurized with a nitrogen blend for a creamy texture.

This is not the first up-and-comer stout to go up against Guinness as the article mentioned how O’ Hara’s Irish stout, which is made by the Carlow Brewing Company in Ireland, replaced Guinness in several of Boston’s Irish pubs.

Although the Harpoon Brewery will be expanding their beer selection, CEO Rich Doyle is not looking to expand the brewery’s presence in the United States as he feels the brewery has unfinished business in the East.

Boston Business Journal video interview with Rich Doyle


About Al Stover

I graduated from Eastern Washington University with a bachelor's degree in journalism. I currently work as a Staff Reporter for the Cheney Free Press. I have interviewed characters like cage fighters, drag queens and dungeon masters. I like Batman, coffee, MMA and beer.

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