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McGargles will be at Craft Beer Days 2017 in Hamburg!

McGargles are delighted to be returning to Hamburg for this year’s Craft Beers Days event. Taking place on the 26th and 27th of August the festival will play host to twenty eight breweries from Germany, Denmark, Austria and of course Ireland! There will be plenty of great food, live music and a wide variety of beers […]

By |August 14th, 2017|McGargles|0 Comments

Three Bangin’ New McGargles’s Beers

We are very excited to be bringing you three bangin’ new Mcgargles’ beers. The first two are super hoppy with about 6 grams of hops in every pint. This equates to one and a half times the body weight of brewer Darragh in every batch so we are using him as a guide from this […]

By |February 20th, 2017|McGargles, Uncategorised|6 Comments

Quality Ingredients: Maris Otter Malt from Warminster

One of the main reasons for the great taste of our Big Bangin’ IPA is the Maris Otter Malt that we use in the brew. Big Bangin’ is a single malt IPA. The Maris Otter is from Warminster who produce malt in the traditional way. They’ve been using the same methods since they began back in 1855. […]

By |January 28th, 2017|Uncategorised|0 Comments

McGargles’ Beers with Chef Sham’s Sauces

McGargles’ Beers go really well with a variety of dishes. Here’s a couple of pairings that we tried recently:

We met Chef Sham at a recent food festival and he gave us some of his sauces to try with our beers. The first one we tried was the Sweet Chilli Sauce which we used in our […]

By |January 22nd, 2017|McGargles, Uncategorised|0 Comments

McGargles’ Beer Can Christmas Turkey Recipe

Here’s the one you’ve all been waiting for: McGargles’ Beer Can Christmas Turkey Recipe. This is another one from brewer Bill Laukitis, the man is a real all rounder! Take it away Bill…


1 Large Turkey

7 McGargles Uncle Jim’s Stouts or Toothless Dec’s Brown Ales.

3/4 cup of salt

1/3 cup of sugar

Assorted herbs and spices


Make a beer brine with […]

By |December 19th, 2016|McGargles|0 Comments

Baked Christmas Ham with McGargles’ Brown Ale

We promised you more Beery Christmas recipes and we always deliver on our promises! Here’s Brewer Steven Loftus’ recipe for Baked Ham with our Toothless Dec’s Brown Ale. Mouth watering indeed!


-1  bottle of Toothless Dec’s Brown Ale

-2 tablespoons of brown sugar

-2 tablespoons of Dijon mustard -ham


•Preheat oven to 200c

•Whisk beer, sugar and mustard in a […]

By |December 12th, 2016|McGargles|0 Comments

Beer and Cheese Bread baked with McGargles’ Lager

We asked our brewers for some seasonal recipes which included beer. Brewer Bill shared this one for Beer and Cheese Bread but was sure to credit his Mom Sally for the original recipe:

Sally’s Beer and Cheese Bread


8 ounces Gruyere cheese ; 4 ounces shredded and 4 ounces cut into ¼ inch cubes

3 cups all-purpose flour

3 […]

By |December 3rd, 2016|McGargles, Uncategorised|0 Comments

McGargles’ Beers take home Gold in the Brussels Beer Challenge

Two Gold Medals and a Certificate of Excellence? Not bad for a Monday! The fifth annual Brussels Beer Challenge took place in November. Over a thousand beers from around the world were in the running for the coveted medals. The competition aims to promote the finest quality beers and to recognise the brewery’s achievements.

Francis Big Bangin’ […]

By |December 1st, 2016|Uncategorised|0 Comments

The McGargles Clan Gettin’ Ready To Head South!

Soooo, we’re hitting the road to The Great Irish Beer Festival in Cork tomorrow! The emails, phone calls and Facebook messages have all been taken care of. The out of office is on. The very important kegs are safely loaded up. Loading kegs is the most fun you can have with a Hi Viz on. […]

By |September 21st, 2016|McGargles|0 Comments