Part of a recent package design shoot included Guinness as a prop. The shoot went well but we thought it deserved to be the hero of its own shoot. Using a combination of studio strobes and remote speedlights, we captured the essence of the hearty stout, keeping the lighting moody, dark and heavy, just like the Guinness. Some tricks of the trade were to shoot warm beer and use mildly diluted clear corn syrup for a water droplet stand-in. The Guiness is real, as is the froth, enhanced with a stir from a wooden chopstick and a sprinkle of salt.