Have a ‘Classic’ Toast with “Preakness Ale”

April 19, 2023

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Preakness 148 Partners With Baltimore’s Guinness Open Gate Brewery On Limited Edition Ale 

Exclusive “Preakness Ale” Beer will be available at Preakness 148, Guinness Open Gate Brewery and Select Baltimore Area Locations

Maryland Jockey Club Press Release

BALTIMORE, Md. – Preakness 148 announces a unique partnership with Baltimore’s Guinness Open Gate Brewery to launch a first-of-its-kind “Preakness Ale”. The limited-edition collaboration beer brewed with blood orange and hibiscus will debut on May 11 on draft and in cans to-go at Guinness Open Gate Brewery, at select Baltimore area bars while supplies last and at Pimlico Race Course during Preakness 148 weekend.

In honor of Preakness 148, the “Preakness Ale” was brewed exclusively at Guinness Open Gate Brewery in their 10-barrel innovation brewery, where Irish brewing experience meets American beer creativity.  At a 5% ABV with a ruby red hue, the fruit-forward beer brings bold flavor and aroma to those raising a pint to Preakness 148. The Guinness Open Gate Brewery will also serve a special beer cocktail inspired by the iconic Black-Eyed Susan incorporating Preakness Ale and a fresh pineapple-based mixer. 

On Monday, May 15, the Guinness Open Gate Brewery will open with special hours to host the Preakness 148 Post-Position Draw.

Photo courtesy of Guinness Open Gate Brewery

The event, open to the public, is free and will be held from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

The Post-Position Draw is a time-honored tradition and the official kick-off to the Preakness 148 celebrations. 

“The partnership between the Preakness and Guinness represents the pairing of two iconic brands coming together to celebrate Baltimore,” said Nick Hines, SVP of Business Development & Experience at 1/ST. “We are thrilled to be collaborating with the Guinness Open Gate Brewery, a local brand who shares our commitment to excellence.” 

“It is very exciting to create something special for Preakness, given how integral to Baltimore’s culture the race is,” said Oliver Gray, Guinness Open Gate Brewery, Marketing Manager. “From the Guinness gates to the Preakness Stakes, this is the beer to enjoy while celebrating the occasion. We can’t wait to welcome the community to the brewery for the Preakness 148 Post-Position Draw event – an entirely new way to engage in Preakness festivities in a different space.”  

The Preakness Stakes, the middle jewel of the coveted Triple Crown, returns on May 20 for its 148th running with the finest contenders in Thoroughbred horse racing competing for a total of $3.5 million in purse winnings as part of the two-day race program. Preakness weekend will kick off on Black-Eyed Susan Day on May 19 with a full day race card ending in the running of the 98th George E. Mitchell Black-Eyed Susan Stakes.

Preakness 148 hospitality experiences offer something for everyone. Tickets for all Preakness 148 areas are on sale now at www.preakness.com/tickets and start at $30 for General Admission. 

For more information about Preakness 148 please visit www.preakness.com or follow the excitement on social media @PreaknessStakes and #Preakness.

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