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Irish minister lauds Guinness Nigeria’s commitment to high quality standards


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Irish Minister for Agriculture, Food and The Marine, Simon Coveney TD, has commended Guinness Nigeria’s commitment to high-quality standards.

This, according to him, distinguishes the Guinness stout 256 years after it was first brewed at St. James’s Gate in Dublin – Ireland by the legendary Arthur Guinness.

Guinness Foreign Extra Stout, the flagship beer brand of Guinness Nigeria and the best stout brand globally is of Irish heritage.

Coveney said this during a tour of the Ogba Brewery of Guinness Nigeria, located in Ikeja, Lagos, Nigeria.

The Minister, who also unveiled Guinness Africa Special, a variant of Guinness stout with natural herbs, spices and ginger stated that he is proud of Guinness Nigeria because of its reputation for high quality standards, best-in-class processes, and innovation.

“What makes this even more special for me personally is the rich heritage that the Guinness brand has in Ireland dating back to the 1700s and how much Nigeria has made this iconic brand their own national beer over many years. So much that I hear Nigerians will tell you as many stories about the perfect pint as an Irish man will.

“The launch of new Guinness Africa Special just over 50 years since the brewery was built here in Lagos marks a pivotal next chapter in the development of Guinness in Nigeria,” Coveney added.

The Chairman of Guinness Nigeria Plc, Babatunde Savage, said Guinness Nigeria is home of the first Guinness brewery outside of Ireland and Great Britain.
“We are proud to be one of the biggest market for Guinness stout, and a major part of the inspiring 256-year history of the brand. Worthy of noteis the positive mention Nigeria gets anytime the exciting story of how a unique Irish stout became the best-loved stout brand and the most recognisable beer in the world is told.”

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