GLOBAL superstar Conor McGregor surprised Wrexham fans today at the iconic The Turf Pub when they became the first punters outside of his Dublin establishment to sample his new Nitro Irish Stout - Forged, from his Nitro Truck.

Having been inspired by the team’s extraordinary march towards the EFL, the first ever UFC two-weight champion deployed a team to quench the thirst of celebratory fans who are hoping for a win against Yeovil this evening in order to keep their automatic promotion dream alive, which is looking ever more likely after a blockbuster game against Notts County last week.

In addition to donating all proceeds from the sale of the stout to the local Your Space autism charity, McGregor has donated £10,000 from his Forged Irish Stout brand, to the cause which was presented to Wrexham star Paul Mullin who is a patron of the charity.

McGregor’s team pitched up to The Turf, which has featured prominently in Disney’s ‘Welcome To Wrexham’ series, in a custom designed Land Rover Defender complete with tap to serve over 1,000 pints to the locals. Forged Irish Stout was first brewed in late 2020 and for the last number of years has been available exclusively in McGregor’s The Black Forge near his home in Dublin 12, where it has been the number one Irish Stout outselling the biggest rival week on week.

Having scaled production through the purchase of his own brewery, the Irishman is set to take on the category on both sides of the Irish Sea and beyond with a major launch in the works for later this year in the UK, Ireland and North America. 

The Dubliner is expected to be a regular visitor to the Welsh city as Forged cans are made in its outskirts in Ardagh Packaging Wrexham. 

Conor McGregor, owner of Forged Stout, said: “The Wrexham success story is incredible and I can relate to it, that ambition, the hard work and passion to become the very best. I wanted to reward their fans by making them the first to sample my stout on these shores.

"Their desire for success inspires me and much like Forged Stout they’re not here to take part, they’re here to take over! I’m also incredibly proud to support the local Your Space Autism charity through Forged Irish Stout along with Paul Mullin. This is a cause that is very close to me and my team's heart and I’m grateful to Paul for offering me the opportunity to support such a worthy cause and for the work he puts into Your Space.

"I look forward to visiting Wrexham soon."

Wayne Jones, landlord at The Turf, said “It’s not every day you get a call from Conor McGregor, but to be honest nothing surprises me these days after the past couple of years.

"It’s a real privilege for him to choose my establishment as the first to pour his stout outside of his own pub and it gave us a wonderful opportunity to support a very worthy local charity in Your Space which does amazing work.”

Wrexham star Paul Mullin added: "I am totally blown away by the generosity of Conor McGregor to reach out and make such a significant donation to Your Space Wales. A charity that is doing amazing work to support families of children with Autism, a charity that is obviously so close to my family's heart, £10,000 is such a significant amount of money to receive and will go along way to support those who need it."