Guinness Surger

Moose-and-Brewmaster2.jpgGuinness Brewmaster Fergal Murray launched the latest technology from Guinness’ the Surger Unit. An event took place at ESPN Zone in Times Square. Fergal was joined by former Dallas Cowboy Daryl “Moose” Johnson to serve pints with proceeds going to RADD, the entertainment industry’s voice for road safety. The Guinness Surger Unit enables you to get a perfect pint every time, everywhere.

At the touch of a button, the new Surger unit uses small sound vibrations to release the nitrogen gas in the beer and cause a cascading effect, also referred to as the surge and settle. While the technology behind the Guinness Surger unit seems advanced, it’s quite easy for bartenders to operate. A Guinness Surger can, which contains the same Guinness beer found in kegs and brewed at St. James’s Gate in Ireland, is poured into a glass and placed on a small plate. Similar to the draught tap system, the Surger unit releases the gas in the beer, creating the surge and settle that forms the signature creamy head.

We recognize the importance of quality and tradition to our loyal Guinness drinkers. Now this innovative new technology allows all bars and restaurants to serve a great quality Irish favorite in the same way that it is most traditionally enjoyed, said Randy Carlson, Director of Innovation for Guinness.

Guinness Draught Surger unit is appearing in bars and restaurants across the US beginning this week.



  1. by Anonymous, July 12th, 2009 at 12:44 pm

    A friend of mine, who manages a restaurant, gave me their Guinness surger unit (they weren’t utilizing it the way that they had hoped). Anyway, where can I purchase the Guinness Surger Cans in the U.S? The restaurant won’t order them for me, and I’ve checked with several local liquor stores and they don’t seem to know what I’m talking about (even though I’ve seen the cans before in bars). Thoughts? Advice? Thanks for your time. Chip Flannagan

  2. by Anonymous, July 16th, 2009 at 7:32 pm

    The Surger Cans are only available as a bar and restaurant item. I’d recommend contacting a local distributor (who sells to consumers) or a BevMo to see if they can special order. You shouldn’t have to pay any more, but it will take some time. I ordered two cases from my local BevMo and got them about a week later. Totally worth it!

  3. by Eric, April 9th, 2010 at 1:30 pm

    Where can you buy a surger unit you see in bars? I can’t find one anywhere.