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First pub in the UK to offer personalised Guinness pints

As part of a recent major refurbishment, Waxy O’Connor’s has partnered with Guinness to trial the UK's first 'Ripple Maker'.

The Ripple Maker PM is an innovative beverage-top media device by Ripple, that uses 100% natural extracts to print any message or beautiful high-resolution image on foam-topped drinks. It’s a fun way for Waxy O’Connor’s to communicate with consumers and keep them coming back for more.

Ripple have partnered with Guinness at the Guinness Storehouse in Dublin but this is the first time the device is being used in a pub environment in the UK.

Waxy O’Connor’s is a renowned Irish bar that opened nearly 18 years ago and is located on Corporation Street in Manchester just opposite Victoria Train Station. The venue has a warren of several bars and 9 different areas spread across three levels.  Famed for it’s amazing live music, great craic and serving more pints of Guinness in Manchester than any other venue, it proves very popular with locals, commuters and tourists alike.

Dave Molloy GM for Waxy O’Connor’s Manchester said:

“This new machine enables a photograph to be produced onto the froth in a pint of Guinness or indeed an Irish coffee if you fancy that too. So far logos and customer selfies are proving popular with many people opting for different designs on each pint.

 “The Ripple machine is proving to be such a hit that we are now installing them in both Waxy O’Connor’s London and Waxy O’Connor’s Glasgow too so our customers can enjoy an enhanced Wonder of Waxy’s all over the UK.”

Waxy O’Connor’s Manchester is inviting people to experience the new machine for themselves and also to learn about how to pour the perfect pint with experts from the master brewer on Thursday 24th October at 6.30pm.

The Guinness experience includes information about the heritage of Guinness.

the Arthur Guinness Story, a Guinness Quiz, Hop House 13 Sampling, a cellar tour and a master class in Perfect Pint Pouring. A homemade Beef and Guinness Stew by Waxy’s in house chef will be served to guests at the event. They will also have the chance to use the Ripple Maker PM for themselves.

This first event is invitation only but you can enter to win two places for it via our social media channels.

The Guinness Experience ticketed event will be launched very soon.

Adam Beach
Article by Adam Beach
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