The McGargle’s Story

The Irish town of Celbridge is famous for its long and thriving tradition of brewing dating back to the early 1700s. Back then, the town consisted of large estates which provided the main source of employment for the people of Celbridge. Each of these self-supporting estates had their very own brewery!

In 1709, James Carberry’s Brewery, the brewery in which some of this country’s world renowned brewers began their trade, was established in the town centre. A town steeped in history and with a long association with brewing is the ideal place to brew fantastic beers, and to write our own brewing history.

In our case, however, the story begins with the dysfunctional first family of Irish brewing, the McGargles.*

*May contain traces of truth

McGargles Family Portrait

You can’t choose your family but you can choose your beer!

Granny’s Red Ale

Granny’s Red Ale is an aromatic, malt driven Irish Red Ale focusing bringing through Vienna, Munich and aromatic caramel malts. The result is an enveloping malt aroma of biscuits, roast, caramel and a hint of cranberries. Traditional Fuggles hops provide an earthy bitter hop balance.

Ned’s Retro IPA

Ned’s Retro IPA is a malt-forward traditional style English IPA – more balanced, round caramelised malt, floral hop character and big mouthfeel all tied together with the addition of English and American Hops.

Francis’ Big Bangin’ IPA

Francis’ IPA is a modern take on the US IPA style, using only floor malted Maris Otter barley and hopped to hell with tropical aromatic varieties like Mosaic and Simcoe. Keeping it simple, clean, big and bangin.

Frank’s Lager

Frank’s Lager is a German Style Helles – A light but more complex pale lager that’s cared for over time. Produced with German pilsner malt, floral saaz hops, our house lager yeast, undergoing extended cold maturation – this bready and soft lager ties together the grace and clarity.

Rosie’s Pale Ale

Rosie’s Pale Ale balances bitter citrus hop character with a soft malt body pushing through the aroma of grapefruit, orange peel and pine. All this is backed up with a light body of biscuit, bread and toasted malts.

Dans’s Double IPA

Ireland’s Best Double IPA! Intensely fruity hop flavours of mangos, pineapples and candied lemons interlaced with pine and sharp grapefruit, finishes out balanced between it’s soft bitterness and light nutty understated malt character.

Sean’s Export Stout

Sean’s Export Stout Pours pitch black with a tanned head of foam. A dark fruity, coffee and toffee aroma. An intense taste of espresso, cocoa and molasses balanced with a light bitter finish.

Daragh’s Session IPA

The World’s Best Session IPA!A  smooth and sessionable IPA with intense aromas of juicy ripe fruit, tangerine and pine which follow through to a silky full body with a resinous bitterness.

Jim’s Stout

Jim’s stout is a traditional Dry Irish Stout pushing forward round and silky coffee, chocolate and toffee malt aroma and body. Its bitterness is delicate and balance a fine art. Finishes dry, as a Dry Irish Stout should.

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