Craft Beer Word Search

Having a slow day? Welcome to our world! Here, occupy yourself with this Craft Beer Word Search.

We took a stroll around the brewery and pretty much just wrote down everything we saw, then bunged it into this little puzzle, just for the craic.




What films will you be watching this Christmas?

So we’re wondering…what films will be floating your boat this Christmas? There’s so much essential viewing over Christmas that it’s hard to pick one…we think anyway! Have a look at the list below, cast your vote OR let us know in the comments if we’ve missed out on your favourite!

National Lampoons Christmas Vacation

Love Actually


Miracle on 34th Street

Die Hard

Home Alone

The Santa Clause

It’s A Wonderful Life


Bad Santa

Vote Now!

Even more Christmas tunes

They just keep on coming!

We’re loving your suggestions for Christmas tunes that are still flying in!

As per our last post…we’ve been sly and slipped one or two of our favourites in as well – including a Christmas song from…wait for it…AC/DC! Over on Twitter and Facebook we’ve been giving away some great prizes (check out the posts there for more – it’s really easy) and asking you about your favourite Christmas tunes.


Stop The Cavalry

Driving Home for Christmas

Santa Baby

All I Want For Christmas

Mistress for Christmas

Stay Another Day

I Wish It Could Be Christmas Everyday

Last Christmas

Santa Stout Christmas Cookies

It’s almost that time of year! You can almost hear the sleigh-bells…and as sound a bloke as Santa is, he’s also bloody demanding!

He’s coming a long way to be fair, so I suppose it’s only fair that we give himself and Rudolph a little something to nibble on after he’s made his way down the chimney. Here’s something we think he will love, and you’ll love making too. For Rudolph, you can’t go wrong with a carrot. If it ain’t broke and all that jazz…

Stout Cookies

What you’re going to need:

  • 200ml Uncle Jim’s Stout
  • 1 stick butter, softened
  • 1.5 cups flour
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa
  • 1 Tbsp black cocoa (or unsweetened cocoa)
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1.5 cups chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 Tbsp maple syrup
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • 1 egg

What you’re going to do:

  1. Preheat the oven to 180°C and line a baking tray with parchment.
  2. In a medium sized bowl whisk together the flour, cocoa powders, salt, baking soda, baking powder and chocolate chips.
  3. In a larger bowl beat the butter with the sugars until light and fluffy. Add the maple syrup, vanilla and egg and beat well.
  4. Alternate the flour and the Uncle Jim’s Stout with the egg mixture until combined.
  5. Chill the dough for about 30 minutes, or until it has firmed up enough to scoop out cookies.
  6. Scoop on the prepared baking sheet and bake for 15-17 minutes or until the top springs back lightly when touched.
  7. Cool completely.

Christmas Tunes

Turn them up good and loud!

The countdown to Christmas is on…and we’re getting excited in the McGargle’s offices!

The tree is up, as are the fairy light reindeer, the baubles, the tinsel and above all, the spirits! Over on Twitter and Facebook we’ve been giving away some great prizes (check out the posts there for more – it’s really easy) and asking you about your favourite Christmas tunes.

We’ve compiled a list of some of the most popular songs as well as a few of our favourites from the office here. Take a listen, get into festive fever and, if the mood takes you, crack open a McGargles! We’ll be compiling more playlists closer to Christmas too, so stay tuned!


Fairytale of New York

Santa Claus is Coming to Town

Wonderful Christmastime

Do They Know It’s Christmas

Happy Xmas (War Is Over)

The Most Wonderful Time of The Year

Let It Snow

Grandma Got Run Over By A Reindeer