Global Guinness ambassador helps prepare Perth pub for opening

International Guinness ambassador Domhnall Marnell at The Galway Hooker. Photo: Andrew Ritchie
International Guinness ambassador Domhnall Marnell at The Galway Hooker. Photo: Andrew Ritchie

A REPLICA of the traditional Irish fishing boat – the Galway Hooker – is moving to the Scarborough foreshore in the form of a new Guinness and Irish whiskey bar.

The bar will be named in honour of the vessel that is being shipped over from Ireland.

And you know the Guinness will be up to scratch when Dublin’s Global Guinness Brand Ambassador Don Marnell comes to visit and is already booked in to celebrate St Patrick’s Day 2020 in Perth.

Dublin-born Mr Marnell, who is now based in Sydney, said he was impressed with the attention to “Irish” detail for the new bar.

“The Guinness and Kilkenny has its very own coolroom… they are not taking any chances,” he said.

The Galway Hooker will be the third bar in Scarborough for the Ark Group that also owns The Peach Pit and Scarborough Beach Bar.

Ark Group operations manager Lee Behan said another Irish venue had always been on the cards because of the success of Durty Nelly’s in the city.

“The bar, wood, picture frames… it’s all been crafted in Ireland and shipped over to WA,” Mr Behan said.

The Galway Hooker will open on January 20, read more about it here.

Paul Moloney and Lee Beehan at The Galway Hooker site in Scarborough in October.

 

Guide to the perfect pint

Dublin’s Global Guinness Brand Ambassador Don Marnell tells us how to pour the perfect Guinness pint…

1. It all starts with the glass. Have the Guinness branding facing in towards the tap.

2. Point the nozzle at the golden harp on the Guinness symbol without touching the glass.

3. Pull the tap down in one swift movement and fill to the top of the golden harp.

4. Patience. Wait for the ruby red colour to form.

5. Put the glass directly under the nozzle and push the tap away from you until the foam is peaking at the rim of the glass.

6. Drink through the foam to get to the dark chocolate and coffee flavoured beer.

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