Our beers. Your choice.OUR BEERS

We brew beers to meet every taste. From house beers to seasonal and experimental beers, our tap bar welcomes you with a wide variety of flavors, malts and hops.

Visit us and see for yourself!

House Beers

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LodeStar

Pale Ale – 4.3% (Gluten Free)

English Pale Ale, restrained yet complex (just like the English!) combination of bright fruits, spice & pine.

Malt: Maris Otter, Cara Gold, Malted Oats, Wheat Malt
Hops: UK Chinook, UK Cascade, Olicana
Available in: Cask, Keg, Bottle

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RisingStar

Session IPA – 4.8% (Gluten Free)

Ultra fruity, hoppy & hazy session IPA, tropical & stone fruits in abundance with a lingering but restrained bitter finish. A well rounded session IPA that’s perfect for any occasion.

Malt: Maris Otter, Cara Pils, Vienna, Malted Oats, Acidulated Malt
Hops: Mosaic, Citra, Pacifica, Nelson Sauvin
Available in: Cask, Keg, Bottle

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RedStar

Red Ale – 5.2% (Gluten Free)

American hopped red ale, piney & resinous with a malty backbone combined with citrus elements.

Malt: Maris Otter, Red X, Crystal, Carafa
Hops: Chinook, Cascade, Centennial
Available in: Cask, Keg, Bottle

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ShootingStar

Pilsner – 4.8%

Traditional style German Pilsner with a hoppy twist. Lagered for 5 weeks for an ultrasmooth and balanced beer with a bright fruity hop aroma.

Malt: Extra Pale Pilsner, Cara Pils
Hops: Tettnang, Hallertau Mittlefruh
Available in: Keg, Bottle

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EveningStar

Porter – 5.5%

Rich & full-bodied oatmeal porter with a generous dose of Rauchmalz giving pleasant smoky aromas. Flavours of smoke, coffee & chocolate dominate the palate leading to a bitter-sweet fruit finish.

Malt: Maris Otter, Crystal, Chocolate, Rauchmalz, Wheat Malt, Flaked Oats, Carafa
Hops: Magnum, Endeavor
Available in: Cask, Keg, Bottle

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North Wall

Best Bitter – 4.3%

Deep brown beer with rich and complex malt flavours, a smooth and rounded body, and a lightly balancing English hop character that provides a gently bitter finish.

Malt: Maris Otter, Crystal, Torrified Wheat, Carafa
Hops: East Kent Goldings, Fuggles, Challenger
Available in: Cask, Bottle

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C.O.B.

Ordinary Bitter – 3.8%

Cricklade Ordinary Bitter is a classic, straightforward session bitter. Golden amber in colour, this beer keeps a perfect balance between malt and English hoppiness to create an easy-drinking, easily sessionable bitter.

Malt: Maris Otter, Cara, Crystal, Torrified Wheat
Hops: East Kent Goldings, Fuggles, Challenger
Available in: Cask, Bottle

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Element

Pale Ale – 4.2%

Triple hopped session pale. Late and dry hop additions of Mandarina Bavaria, Mosaic and Cascade hop varieties bring fresh, bright orange citrus and soft fruit flavours, with a smooth and clean bitterness in the finish.

Malt: Maris Otter, Cara, Cara Pils, Torrified Wheat
Hops: Cascade, Mosaic, Mandarina Bavaria
Available in: Cask, Bottle

EastStar

EastStar

E.S.B – 4.7%

A traditional ESB with a twist. Rich, full bodied & malty combining citrus fruits & earthy spice for a smooth and balanced bitter finish.

Malt: Maris Otter, Cara Red, Crystal
Hops: Magnum, Cascade, Chinook, East Kent Goldings
Available in: Cask

Heather

Heather

Heather Honey IPA – 6.8%

SIBA award winning heather honey IPA. Sweet honey aroma and initial flavour followed by a strong and lingering hop bitterness and an intense honeyed, floral finish. Brewed with Great Taste Award winning raw heather honey from The Honey B Company.

Malt: Maris Otter, Melanoidin, Cara Aroma, Cara Rye, Rye
Hops: East Kent Goldings, Challenger, Amarillo, Citra
Additions: Raw Heather Honey
Available in: Cask, Bottle

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Flapjack Black

Breakfast Stout – 7.3%

Our hugely popular breakfast stout, brewed with 2 types of freshly ground coffee, dark chocolate & a huge quantity of Scottish oats. The Ultimate Breakfast? Possibly not… The Ultimate Breakfast Stout? Definitely.

Malt: Maris Otter, Crystal, Chocolate, Roast Barley, Flaked Oats, Carafa
Hops: Endeavor
Additions: Cocoa Nibs, Dark Chocolate, Coffee
Available in: Cask, Keg, Bottle

Flapjack Black Marmalade

Flapjack Marmalade

Breakfast Stout – 7.7%

Based on our breakfast stout recipe Flapjack Black, this is our SIBA Gold medal winning version. An addition of homemade Seville orange marmalade brings another dimension to the breakfast table, adding to an already complex mix of flavours. The ultimate breakfast stout, rich tangy orange combined with coffee, chocolate & oats.

Malt: Maris Otter, Crystal, Chocolate, Roast Barley, Flaked Oats, Carafa
Hops: Endeavor
Additions: Cocoa Nibs, Dark Chocolate, Coffee, Marmalade
Available in: Cask, Keg, Bottle

Seasonal Beers

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Are You Sirius?

English IPA – 6.5%

Old World English IPA with New World English hops. A golden brown ale crammed with Archer & Jester giving spicy tropical fruit flavours and a huge hit of dank hoppiness & fruit on the nose. This is full-frontal hop nudity!

Malt: Maris Otter, Cara, Crystal, Munich
Hops: Archer, Jester
Available in: Cask, Keg, Bottle

Polaris

Polaris

New Zealand Pale – 3.7% (Gluten Free)

Ultra pale session ale bursting with fresh pineapple, papaya & mandarin. A hint of spice balanced with sweet biscuity malt gives a surprisingly full body that belies its low strength.

Malt: Low Colour Maris Otter, Cara Pils, Golden Naked Oats
Hops: Pacific Jade, Wai-iti, Motueka
Available in: Cask, Keg, Bottle

Cerberus

Cerberus

Pale Ale – 4.7%

Straw coloured pale ale brewed with 3 grains and 3 hop varieties. Cascade, Amarillo & Simcoe blend to bring citrus on the nose, tangy fruit flavours and a subtle bitterness to finish.

Malt: Maris Otter, Malted Oats, Malted Wheat
Hops: Cascade, Amarillo, Simcoe
Available in: Cask, Keg

Experimental Beers

Morello

Morello Brown

Brown Ale – 5.4%

Fruit infused brown ale. A huge hit of sour cherry on the nose leads to notes of caramel, toffee & dark fruit with sharp & juicy cherry flavours.

Malt: Maris Otter, Acidulated, Melanoidin, Crystal, Carafa
Hops: East Kent Goldings, Saaz
Additions: Morello Cherry
Available in: Cask, Bottle

PreciousMetal

Precious Metal

Golden Barley Wine – 8.2%

Fermented with a high attenuating yeast to help give a relatively dry finish but with an abundance of dried fruit, honey and caramel flavours.

Malt: Maris Otter
Hops: First Gold, Archer
Available in: Cask, Bottle

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Orata

Oyster Stout – 5.4%

A traditional Oyster Stout brewed with British rock oysters and seaweed in the boil. Rich chocolate, roasted coffee and dark malt notes are complimented by a hint of sea salt brininess. This beer takes its name from Caius Sergius Orata: a Roman merchant and engineer who innovated the commercialization and breeding of oysters.

Malt: Maris Otter, Melanoidin, Crystal, Chocolate, Malted Oats, Carafa
Hops: Challenger
Additions: Fresh British Rock Oysters, Seaweed
Available in: Cask, Bottle

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OUR SPECIAL BREWS

The entire process starts from the ground up. Extensive research and development time goes in to each beer we craft and your business cuisine, ethos, name can all play a part in the decisions as to what ingredients are used up to the final labeling of the product, every aspect of the finished product can be customized to suit your requirements. We don’t simply put a new label on an old beer. We work with you, and the products you sell, to create a brew that is unique to your company, and unlike any other in the world. We form long-term relationships with our clients, providing an ongoing supply that allows their customers to get a taste for a beer that can be found nowhere else.

Hop Kettle Brewing Co. bespoke brews are the work of both concept and know-how. Before we start work on your beer, we familiarize ourselves with you and your product. Our beers are crafted to match your business, in a way that goes far beyond simply matching flavours. We have created a Saison for a Thai restaurant chain that uses ingredients including lime leaves and tamarind in the beer and was created specifically to match the food offering. We have also supplied a coffee chain with a very unusual and unique Pale Ale brewed and cold conditioned with their own home roast coffee beans. Sometimes we use ingredients that might not necessarily be initially associated with the cuisine but through extensive tastings we discover that an added ingredient matches perfectly with their dishes.

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Hop Kettle Brewing Co. home, seasonal and experimental beers are brewed and bottled on site at our state of the art Swindon brewery. We are also the proud owners of the multi award winning Brew Pub the Red Lion Inn Cricklade, founded in 2008. We have extensive experience in all areas of the hospitality industry, and when it comes to pairing beers with food, we are far ahead of the curve.

We welcome enquiries from all businesses interested in crafting their own bespoke beer. Our aim is to create an ongoing partnership with our clients before, during and after the brewing process. No matter what your tastes, we can provide the right beer for you.

Hop Kettle is founded on a passion for quality, independence and ambition.
These factors have been the driving force that have brought us to where we are today.