Actually there are two versions of this beer. The U.S. version came in at about 6.5% and Foreign Extra at 7.5%. The stronger one has never been available in the U.S. as far as I know. I have a bottle from the Cayman Islands that says "Guinness is good for you" right on the label. You won't see that in the states.Apparently, this beer has not been available in the American market for 80 years.
Really?!? I bought some in upstate New York last winter....
It's always been in the markets here in southern Oregon.
I think you guys are thinking of Guinness Extra Stout and not the Guinness Foreign Extra Stout, which is different - 4pks vs. 6pks, 11.2oz bottles vs. 12oz, and about 3% abv or so.
The draught Guinness in the 11.2 ounce bottles with the widget is an entirely different animal.
sorry Jeffy - you're wrong . what we are talking about is the one that is 7.5% that just became available in the US - I bought some last week at Total Wine.
I'd be surprised that we have it before Tampa, so its probably out there if you want it.