Mine’s a pint of plain and a surger please

FIRST came the widget, and now an ultra-sonic gadget is being launched to help Guinness fans perfect their pint.

The electric-powered device is said to activate the gases in the canned beer to make it seem similar to the draught version.

Called a “surger”, it sends an ultra-sonic pulse through the pint glass which sits on top of it.

The process takes between 30 seconds and 1.5 minutes from emitting the pulses until the beer is still.

Teresa Octavio, innovation strategy director at Guinness’ parent company Diageo, said the invention was meant to boost Guinness consumption in the home.

“Guinness Surger creates the theatre and anticipation around the Guinness serve that we know many Guinness drinkers expect and enjoy,” she said.

The surger only works with Guinness Draught Surger beer which is made to the Guinness Draught recipe but with a different gas mix.

Users first plug the surger into the mains, then add a little water to its metal plate. The beer must be poured into a pint glass and placed on the device, which is then switched on to emit the pulses.

Guinness Surger kits including the unit, two cans of beer and a pint glass will go on sale in selected Tesco stores from next week priced at around €25.

The special Guinness Draught Surger beer will be sold in packs of four priced at around €7.50.

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