I visited pub where you can print a 'selfie' on top of your pint - it's a social media hit

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 Scruffy Murphy’s is letting customers to do their 'own selfie' in their pint of Guinness.

Have you ever thought - I could see myself in that. But quite literally - that looks just like me; the resemblance is uncanny, and no, I don't mean a doppelganger. Do you know what I mean? Probably not, but give me some more time, and I can explain.

Scruffy Murphy's is offering something a little different in their pint of the black stuff. Thanks to a fancy bit of kit, customers can have an image printed onto their foam-topped beverage.

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Claire Robinson, the manager of the Harrington Street venue, told LiverpoolWorld: "We actually got it delivered the day [Jurgen] Klopp announced he was leaving, so it was really popular that day. We downloaded Liverpool logos and different Klopp pictures, and every pint basically had Klopp on it."

The selfie in foam is made with a natural malt extract that is added to the top of the beer. The visage, made of malt, is drinkable and undetectable to the palette. The gimmick is made possible by Ripple's technology, which uses 3D printer mechanics with inkjet printing.

To get involved, all you have to do is scan the QR code at the bar, then either take a selfie there and then or upload a photo already on your phone. Once you've chosen your desired image, you will be assigned a number, which you let the bar staff know who will get your image onto your pint once it's been poured.

Claire said: "People have seen it on social media. They come in a buy a Guinness and don't even drink it, just put a picture on it!"

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We asked if they've had any unusual requests since offering the service. Claire said: "Basically, bodily parts. One of our first customers was with his wife, and he asked if he could send a picture, but he'd filtered it, gave her a big nose, a big chin, everything. We were in hysterics, it was hilarious, and she found it funny too."

  • Watch the video above for our full feature and to hear more from Claire Robinson at Scruffy Murphy's.
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