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We collaborated with top chef Sham Hanifa to make some great Beer & Food recipes.

McGargles Stout Pulled Beef Tacos 🌮


Spice Mix 

• 1 tbsp Paprika •

1 tsp All Spice powder

• 1 tsp cumin powder

• 2 tsp garlic powder

• 1 tsp each of salt and pepper


• 1 – 2 tbsp oil

• 1.2 kg beef chuck, brisket or any other slow cooking beef; cut into chunks

• 3 garlic cloves, minced

• 1 onion, chopped

• 500ml McGargles Stout

• 400g tinned chopped tomatoes

• 500ml beef broth/stock • 200ml water

• 2 tbsp brown sugar

• 1 handful chopped fresh coriander

• 1 handful chopped fresh mint 

• Salt and pepper


• Combine the Spice Mix ingredients in a bowl

• Rub the spices on to the beef

• Heat the oil in a large heavy based pot over a high heat

• Add the beef and brown well on all sides

• Remove onto a plate

• Turn the stove down to medium

• Add the garlic and onion and cook for 3 minutes until soft

• Pour in the stout and chopped tomatoes

• Add the beef stock and water, then return the beef into the pot • Put the lid on, bring to a simmer then turn the stove down so it is bubbling gently, not rapidly

• Cook for 2 hours, then remove the lid and add the sugar and chopped herbs and simmer for another 30 minutes until beef is tender enough to shred

• Remove the beef from the sauce, shred with 2 forks

• Leave the sauce to simmer with the lid off for 10 to 15 minutes to reduce and thicken to your taste. Adjust salt to taste

• Toss the beef back into the sauce (you can reserve some Sauce for drizzling on tacos if you want, there’s plenty)

• Transfer the beef into a large dish and serve

• Enjoy with a glass of McGargles Stout! 🍻


Crafty Brewing Co. Pale Ale Prawn & Chorizo Linguine 


• 180g Prawns

• 1 tbsp Olive Oil

• 50gm Chorizo

• 1 Shallot, finely chopped

• 1 stick of Celery, diced

• 100ml Crafty Brewing Pale Ale

• 1 Tomato diced

• 1 Clove of Garlic

• ¼ tsp Black Pepper

• 1 Pinch Salt

• 200g Linguine Pasta

• 3 tbsp. Chopped Flat Leaf Parsley


• Cook the linguine according to the packet directions until al dente, then drain

• In a pan, heat the olive oil over a medium heat

• Fry the chopped chorizo until it is crisp, about 3 minutes

• With a slotted spoon, remove the chorizo from the pan to a paper towel and let drain

• Add the onion, garlic, chili, and celery to the fat in the pan

• Cook, stirring occasionally, until the vegetables are softened, about 3 minutes

• Pour in the Pale Ale and bring to a boil • Add the prawn and tomato, then reduce the heat and simmer for about 6 minutes #

•Add the pasta and cooked chorizo to the pan and toss to coat

• Sprinkle with the parsley

• Enjoy with a glass of Crafty Brewing Co. Pale Ale! 🍺


Steamed Mussels in Solas Session IPA 🍽


• 1kg fresh mussels

• 150ml Solas Session IPA

• 1 shallot, thinly sliced

• 1 tablespoon oil

• 1 teaspoon garlic, chopped

• 1 red chilli, sliced

• 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley

• 1 knob of butter

• 1 lime


• To make the base; in a medium wide saute pan, add the oil and bring to a medium high heat. Add the shallot, chilli and garlic and sauté for a couple of minutes.

• Add the mussels to the pan, then the Session IPA and reduce the heat to medium and cover. Simmer for approximately 5-7 minutes until the mussels begin to open.

• Turn the heat off. Add the butter and parsley and stir well. Don’t overcook the mussels. You just want to make sure they all open well.

• Squeeze lime over to taste and serve with toasted sourdough bread brushed with olive oil and a glass of Solas Session IPA! 🍺

⚠️ NOTE: Very important: When prepping, rinse the mussels well in cold water in a colander. Make sure that you discard any opened mussels that do not close if you tap them a couple of times.⚠️


The Crafty Brewing Co. Red Ale Barbecue Glaze 🍗

This recipe can be used to marinate chicken wings or drumsticks, lamb chops, pork chops and much more. After marinating for a minimum of 2 hours, cook in the oven for 25 minutes or grill over the barbeque.


• 150ml The Crafty Brewing Co. Red Ale

• 1 cup Tomato Sauce

• 1 cup Sweet Soya Sauce

• 2 tbsp Honey

• 1 tbsp Chilli Powder

• 1 tbsp Paprika

• 1 tbsp Dijon Mustard

• 2 tbsp Worcestershire Sauce

• 1 tbsp Chopped Garlic

• 1 tbsp Chopped Onion

• 2-3 Sprigs Chopped Thyme

• Salt and ground black pepper


• Place all the ingredients in a large bowl

• Mix well together

• Marinate your meat for at least 2 hours before cooking

• Enjoy with a glass of The Crafty Brewing Co. Red Ale 🍺

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