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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Crucis

Australian Pale – 3.9% (Gluten Free)

Pale session ale brewed with naked oat malt for a surprisingly full body. Topaz & Vic Galaxy in the kettle then dry-hopped with Galaxy & Vic Secret, this all-day sipper is bursting with vibrant citrus fruit flavours finishing with a tangy, lingering bitterness.

Malt: Low Colour Marris Otter, Cara Pils, Golden Naked Oats
Hops: Galaxy, Vic Secret, Topaz
Available in: Cask, Keg

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ESB

E.S.B. – 5.3%

Our own take on the classic ESB style. This is a robust, fruity and full bodied Extra Special Bitter brewed with Challenger, Fuggles and East Kent Goldings, and then generously dry hopped with more EKG. Hints of sweet fruit and spice lead to a rich caramel malt finish.

Malt: Maris Otter, Cara Red, Cara Munich Type I
Hops: Fuggles, Challenger, EKG
Available in: Cask

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Curtain Call

Pale Ale – 4.9%

Hopped and dry hopped with a combination of Nelson Sauvin, Galaxy and Cascade. After finally getting our hands on one more brews worth of the particularly elusive Nelson Sauvin hop, we decided to bring back a slightly tweaked version of an old and sorely missed favourite from our early brewing days for one final curtain call…

Malt: Maris Otter, Cara Gold, Cara Hell, Torrified Wheat
Hops: Magnum, Nelson Sauvin, Galaxy, Cascade
Available in: Cask

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

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Candlelight

Belgian IPA – 6.1%

A double dry hopped Belgian IPA infused with rhubarb, brewed on our experimental small batch pilot kit. Brewed with Citra and Hallertau Blanc, fermented with a Belgian yeast strain, then double dry hopped with more Hallertau Blanc, a base of white grape, soft fruit and pear notes lies behind a prominent, sweet and lightly tart rhubarb flavour, infused through a combination of macerated freshly picked rhubarb and natural rhubarb essence.

Malt: Maris Otter, Cara Belge, Cara Gold, Torrified Wheat
Hops: Saaz, Citra, Hallertau Blanc
Additions: Macerated Rhubarb, Rhubarb Essence
Available in: Cask

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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.