The June edition of Dublin City Brewing Co’s Tasting Club is all about celebrating and nurturing the food and drink community around the brewery, and with this in mind the special guest will be Dave Mulligan of Bar 1661.

Each night sees head brewer Fergal Murray host a tasting of three of their beers and a special guest food or drink producer joins him. The guest talks with Fergal about how they would pair and enjoy a Dublin City Brewing Co beer with one of their culinary creations.

For the June edition, Fergal will be joined by Dave Mulligan, owner and founder of Bar 1661 on Green Street. It was voted Ireland’s Best Cocktail Bar at the Irish Craft Cocktail Awards 2019.

Named after the year poitín was banned in Ireland, Bar 1661 is a cocktail bar that pays homage to all of Ireland’s native drinks, especially poitín. Bar 1661 is also the team behind the Craft Cocktails range that has gone from strength to strength during lockdown restrictions.

Dave and his team have created a bespoke Stout Syrup Old Fashioned for the Tasting Club using the Dublin City Brewing Co Stout made into a syrup, with bourbon and bitters. On the night, he’ll be demonstrating how he created it.

The monthly online event takes place on the last Thursday of June at 7.30pm and the ticket price includes 3 x 440ml cans, a 200ml serve of Stout Syrup Old Fashioned, and a Dublin City Brewing Co branded glass. The previous four editions have all sold out. Tickets can be bought online by clicking here.

Head brewer Fergal Murray added: “I’ve been blown away by the response so far to the latest family addition, our Irish Stout. Beer in cocktails can work beautifully and I’m confident that in Dave’s hands, he can make our stout really shine in the bottled old fashioned he’s making for everyone.”

Managing director Geoff Waddell added: “Getting to engage with so many local food producers with the Dublin City Brewing Tasting Club has been such a privilege but with bars and restaurants finally getting a chance to open again, I’m really excited to be turning our attention to these types of businesses now. And there’s no better bar for us to collaborate with than BAR 1661, not just because they’re on top of their game but also because they’re just a stone’s throw from the brewery.”

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