Sadly, I’ve no intimate details of Guinness Porter. I do, though, of another Irish Porter, that from Perry.
This version has a gravity similar to pre-war Guinness Porter. Except with a shit degree of attenuation. I’m not convinced that those FGs are the real ones
Compared to the pre-war version, the hopping rate is a good bit lower. In the case of the 1943 beer, not much more than half that of 1935. I’m guessing that this is connected with the interruption of hop imports and the limited amounts of English hops available.
|Guinness sales in Ireland 1939 - 1945|
|Year||Extra Stout||Porter||total||% Porter|
|"A Bottle of Guinness please" by David Hughes, pages 276-279.|
|Perry Porter during WW II|
|Year||Brewer||Beer||OG||FG||ABV||App. Atten-uation||lbs hops/ qtr||hops lb/brl|
|Perry brewing records held at the local studies department of Laois county library.|