Can you imagine our surprise?! The real McGargle’s have been in touch – no joke!
Recently, Patricia Goplin from Wisconsin in the United States contacted the us. Incredibly, she was born ‘Patricia Anne Bridget McGargle’!
Patricia’s father was 100% Irish with all his grandparents coming from Ireland. The family think the original name may have been McGarrigle because that name appears in numerous places on family records, including the family farm papers which was purchased in 1876. There were also several variations of the spelling of “McGargle” listed in the same records.
Records back then were fairly haphazard in rural areas in the States, but the family has always gone by McGargle!
Last year Patricia and her family even visited our brewery and spoke with Alex (our head brewer/chief beer geek) about the name behind the beer.
This year, Patricia braved the cold on Christmas Day to show off her McGargle’s swag with her sister Sue (another original McGargle) and her daughter Teresa.
Happy new year McGargles!!!