Guinness® and Kettyle Irish Foods celebrate their new partnership with an event in the Open Gate Brewery

On Tuesday April 4th, multi award winning meat supplier, Kettyle Irish Foods™ celebrated their new partnership with beer giant, Guinness® with an exclusive event in the Open Gate Brewery, St. James’ Gate.

Attended by guests from every touchpoint of the food industry – from farmers and butchers to chefs, crafters and Irish food icons – host Maurice Kettyle found himself in good company as he launched the first of many combined products – the Kettyle Guinness premium beef burger.

Succulent and sustainable, this mouth-watering burger marries the very best and most flavourful cuts of beef, laced with the indisputable taste of GUINNESS®, the world’s original and favourite stout.

Guests of note included food mavens, Ali Dunworth and Jette Virdi, Diageo’s Declan Hassett and food bloggers Sarah Hanrahan and Niamh O’ Donoghue

Upon arrival, guests were gifted a bespoke craft apron created to especially mark the occasion before tucking into a mouthwatering four course tasting menu paired with traditional and experimental Guinness brews in the rustic surrounds of the brewery.
Dishes served were:

• Kettyle Guinness prime premium beef burger, Crozier blue cheese, jalapeno relish, Waterford Blaa paired with Guinness Draught.
• Kettyle malt cured meats, crusty sourdough, red onion chutney & spiced cabbage salad paired with Open Gate Amarillo Pilsner.
• Smoked Beef marrow on the bone, capers, pickled vegetables, flat parsley, confit malt Beef rib paired with the Open Gate Nitroatmeal Stout.
• Kettyle Dirty steak paired with the Hop House 13.

Sides included

• Broccoli, feta hazelnut & cherry tomato mustard dressing
• Carrot & coriander slaw, toasted sesame seeds & French dressing
• Honey & rosemary roasted baby potato salad, mustard dressing
• Rocket salad Artisan breads & dips.(Roast pepper & chilli aioli, green pickle dressing)

Between courses, guests were treated to a carving masterclass with two international butchers – Gertjan Kiers and Duane Kille – pitted against each other as well as an outdoor cookery demonstration with chef Ronan McLaughlin.

Speaking at the event, host Maurice Kettyle commented, “Our courtship with Guinness has been a lengthy one but we’ve enjoyed every step and are so delighted to be celebrating this union today surrounded by all of the people that make the creation and consumption of our products possible. We look forward to a long and fruitful partnership.”

Caption: pictured: Maurice Kettyle and team from Kettyle Irish Foods

The Kettyle Guinness premium beef burger. will be available in 2, 4, 8 and 20 packs, both fresh and frozen, to selected retailers and hospitality outlets across Ireland and Europe.

For more information, visit or follow them on social media @kettyleirishfoods.