GUINNESS X MEATOPIA returns to Dublin

GUINNESS X MEATOPIA, the three-day beer and food festival is back at Guinness Open Gate Brewery in Dublin from Friday 5 July to Sunday 7 July.



The food festival will see never before tasted dishes from world-renowned chefs paired with exciting beers.



Chefs already announced include:

  • Anna Haugh (Dublin born Head Chef behind soon to open Myrtle restaurant in Chelsea, London)

  • Will Bowlby (Head Chef of London’s Kricket restaurant)

  • James Cochran (Head Chef behind 12:51 on Islington’s Upper Street, London)

  • David Thomas (US chef behind Baltimore’s Ida B’s Table)

  • Malcolm Lee (Head Chef of Candlenut restaurant in Singapore)

  • Gráinne O’Keefe (Head Chef at Clanbrassil House restaurant in Dublin)


The stellar mix of international and local chefs and the Guinness brewers will come together and create signature dishes and beers unique to the festival weekend. The Meatopia Cutting Room Stage was on fire last year and this year sees its welcomed return. Festival-goers can chat with and learn from the most passionate connoisseurs from the worlds of beer, food, fire and flavour. Then as day turns to night, there will be an eclectic programme of live music and entertainment.


Guinness Open Gate Brewery’s Head Brewer, Peter Simpson commented,


“At the Guinness Open Gate we love beer, it’s our thing, but we also really love food! GUINNESS X MEATOPIA gives us an amazing opportunity to collaborate and create new beers with some of the world’s best live fire chefs. This year there is going to be some sensational beer and food pairings and definitely some surprises!”


Mat Kemp, Creative Director, Meatopia, commented,


“Meatopia is really excited to be back at the Guinness Open Gate again for year 3 of GUINNESS X MEATOPIA and this year we’ve got some really amazing chefs lined up. Dublin is such a great city, and we feel really lucky to be able to collaborate on the event with such an iconic brand, in such an iconic place – St. James’s Gate. What I love about working with the guys at Guinness is the passion. GUINNESS X MEATOPIA is all about flavour, knowledge, passion and food. All our ethics of provenance and natural ingredients are shared by Guinness, and they’re just as dedicated to getting it right as we are. And the beers they have coming out of the Open Gate are fantastic. Fire-cooked meat served by top chefs, in a brewery, with bespoke beers and music, I mean, where’s the downside?!”


GUINNESS X MEATOPIA will take place at the Guinness Open Gate Brewery in Dublin, on Friday 5 July 2019 (6pm to 10pm), Saturday 6 July 2019 (2pm to 10pm) and Sunday 7 July 2019 (1pm to 7pm).


All ticket prices include access to GUINNESS X MEATOPIA, as well as five unique dishes paired with five perfectly matched taster beers, and a choice of a pint of one of the beers available only for the weekend.


Tickets on sale now