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Pale Ale – 4.3% (Gluten Free)

An all English Pale ale brewed with English grown versions of the ultra famous USA hops Cascade and Chinook, combined with English Olicana. Spicy and lightly fruity with a nice dry biscuit finish

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



Session IPA – 4.0% (Gluten Free)

Super-session New England inspired pale ale. An ultra fresh and fruity hit from Citra, Ekuanot, Pacifica and Wai-iti hops combined with plenty of oats to create an ultra smooth finish

Malt: Maris Otter, Vienna, Wheat Malt, Oats
Hops: Ekuanot, Citra, Pacifica, Wai-iti
Available in: Cask, Keg, Bottle



Session IPA – 4.8% (Gluten Free)

Hazy, fruity and well balanced Session IPA with a distinctive stone fruit aroma and flavour. A gentle smooth bitter finish

Malt: Maris Otter, Munich, Malted Wheat, Oats
Hops: Amarillo, Centennial, Nelson Sauvin, Green Bullet
Available in: Cask, Keg, Bottle



Pale Ale – 4.3%

New wave European pale ale brewed with Styrian Wolf, Huell Melon & Olicana hops. Soft fruits, citrus and pine on the nose balance perfectly with a smooth malty and juicy fruit flavour

Malt: Maris Otter, CaraPils, Wheat Malt, Oats
Hops: Styrian Wolf, Olicana, Huell Melon
Available in: Cask, Keg, Bottle


Cosmic Shake

Fruitshake Pale – 4.4%

SIBA Gold Medal Award Winner in Keg & Bottle
SIBA Silver Medal Award Winner in Cask

Punchy aromas of pineapple, mango and a hint of citrus rind from the whirlpool and dry hop additions of Mosaic and Simcoe. A velvety smooth mouthfeel from the lactose combined with delicious fresh tropical fruits on the palate. Think fresh fruit salad smothered with Jersey double cream

Malt: Maris Otter, Wheat Malt, Oats
Hops: Mosaic, Simcoe
Available in: Cask, Keg, Bottle



Session IPA – 4.5%

SIBA Bronze Medal Award Winner in Cask

A Session IPA sibling to our original Snakeshead West Coast IPA. Brewed with the same malt and hops – a combination of Citra, Chinook and Centennial – just to an easier drinking strength!

Malt: Maris Otter, CaraPils, CaraGold, Torrefied Wheat
Hops: Chinook, Citra, Centennial
Available in: Cask, Keg



Pale Ale – 3.7% (Gluten Free)

Ultra pale New Zealand hopped session ale. Bursting with fresh pineapple, papaya & mandarin. Balanced with a hint of spice and sweet biscuity malt

Malt: Maris Otter, CaraPils, Oats
Hops: Motueka, Pacific Jade, Wai-iti
Available in: Cask, Keg, Bottle



Pale Ale – 4.2% (Gluten Free)

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, CaraGold, CaraPils, Torrified Wheat
Hops: Cascade, Mosaic, Mandarina Bavaria
Available in: Cask, Bottle


Snakes Head IPA

West Coast IPA – 6.8%

West coast style IPA brewed with Chinook, Centennial & Citra hops for a resinous pine and citrus aroma and flavour. Clean crisp bitter finish with a hint of soft tropical fruits

Malt: Maris Otter, CaraPils, CaraGold, Wheat Malt
Hops: Chinook, Centennial, Citra
Available in: Cask, Keg


Old Town Pale

Pale Ale – 4.7% (Gluten Free)

The official beer for Old Town (Swindon) A full bodied, easy drinking pale ale brewed with Ahtanum, Hallertau Blanc & El Dorado hops. Smooth, rich malt combined with flavours of stone fruit, cedar and a hint of citrus

Malt: Maris Otter, Cara, CaraHell, Munich
Hops: Ahtanum, El Dorado, Hallertau Blanc
Available in: Cask, Keg, Bottle


Liquid Highway

Golden Ale – 4.5%

The brief was to create an iconic ale for The Thames Path National Trail who were looking to a way of raising awareness and also a way to raise money towards the upkeep of the Thames Path. It was agreed that a golden ale that would satisfy the broadest of demographics was required and therefore a combination of traditional and contemporary hops were used in the brew. The result is a 4.5% full bodied golden with a gentle bitterness and a lingering but restrained fruity finish.

Malt: Maris Otter, CaraGold, Torrefied Wheat
Hops: Challenger, EKG, Jester
Available in: Cask, Bottle


ShootingStar Pilsner

Pilsner – 4.8% (Gluten Free)

SIBA Silver Medal Award Winner in Keg

Traditional style German Pilsner with a hoppy twist. Lagered for 4 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



American Red Ale – 5.2% (Gluten Free)

Resinous American Red brewed using large amounts of Centennial, Chinook and Cascade at all stages of the brew, big malty backbone with a lingering bitter finish.

Malt: Maris Otter, CaraRed, Crystal
Hops: Chinook, Centennial, Cascade
Available in: Cask, Keg, Bottle



Extra Special Bitter– 5.3%

Our take on the classic ESB style. A robust, fruity and full bodied beer brewed with Fuggles and East Kent Goldings and then dry hopped with more EKG. Hints of sweet fruit and spice lead to a caramel malt finish

Malt: Maris Otter, CaraRed, Cara Munich Type 3
Hops: EKG
Available in: Cask, Keg


North Wall

Best Bitter – 4.3%

SIBA SIlver Medal Award Winner in Cask

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



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


Space Cowboy

Milk Stout– 4.7%

SIBA Silver Medal Award Winner in Bottle

Roasted malt & coffee on the nose lead to a thick, velvety body with suitable sweetness balancing flavours of cacao, coffee & red berries

Malt: Maris Otter, Crystal Malt, Chocolate Malt, Brown Malt, Wheat Malt, Oats, Carafa
Hops: Magnum, Cascade
Additions: Lactose
Available in: Cask, Keg, Bottle


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 Marmalade

Marmalade Breakfast Stout – 7.7%

SIBA Gold Medal Award Winner in Bottle & Keg

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


Phoenix Rising

Pale Ale - 4.5%

A balanced Pale hopped in the kettle and then further dry hopped with American Cascade. A smooth Malt base combines with pine and floral hop flavours in this easy-drinking beer

For every pint or bottle sold a large percentage of the profit is donated to the Rotary Club of Swindon Phoenix chosen charity of the year.

Rotary is an International organisation with over 1.2 million members. The aim of Rotary is to support local communities as well as international projects to make the world a better place. Interested in helping others, then contact your local Rotary club and become a member

Malt: Maris Otter, Caragold, Torrefied Wheat
Hops: USA Cascade
Available in: Cask, Bottle

Supernova Single Hop Series


Supernova Single Hop Series 'Motueka'

IPA - 5.6% (Gluten Free)

Single Hop IPA brewed with Motueka Hops from New Zealand. Soft mouthfeel and full creamy body with restrained bitterness. Motueka has lively and lifted lemon and lime notes followed by a background impression of tropical fruit

Malt: Maris Otter, Cara, Oats
Hops: Motueka
Available in: Cask, Keg, Bottle


Supernova Single Hop Series 'Jester'

IPA - 5.6% (Gluten Free)

Single Hop Pale Ale brewed with Jester Hops from the Charles Faram Development Program in England. Soft mouthfeel and full creamy body with restrained bitterness. Jester has unique characteristics including forward and robust notes of tropical fruits, grapefruit and blackcurrant and even hints of Lychee

Malt: Maris Otter, Cara, Oats
Hops: Jester
Available in: Cask, Keg, Bottle


Supernova Single Hop Series 'Ekuanot'

IPA - 5.6% (Gluten Free)

Single IPA brewed with Ekuanot Hops from the USA. Soft mouthfeel and full creamy body with restrained bitterness. Ekuanot offers intense and unique fruity and citrus notes including melon, berry, lime, apple and papaya but also contains some spicy, green pepper and nutmeg notes

Malt: Maris Otter, Cara, Oats
Hops: Ekuanot
Available in: Cask, Keg, Bottle

Seasonal Beers



Heather Honey IPA – 6.8%

Our 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 Honey B Company

Malt: Maris Otter, Rye Malt, CaraRye, Melanoidin Malt
Hops: Amarillo, EKG, Progress
Available in: Cask, Keg, Bottle


Precious Metal

Golden Barley Wine – 8.6%

Our Golden Barley Wine is brewed to 8.6% but fermented using a high attenuating yeast to help give a relatively dry finish but with an abundance of dried fruits, honey and caramel.

Malt: Maris Otter
Hops: Archer, EKG
Available in: Cask, Bottle


Flapjack Black Woodpecker Edition

Barrel Aged Breakfast Stout - 7.8%

The first of many in barrel aged versions of Flapjack Black. The ‘Woodpecker series’ takes our breakfast stout into the woods… #1 is aged in Four Roses bourbon barrels to give a suitable kick of bourbon on the nose and an addictively smooth and smoky wood finish

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



English Pale Ale – 4.8%

All-English hopped Extra Pale ale. Jester and Archer in the kettle, with more Archer added in the dry hop

Malt: Maris Otter, CaraMalt, Torrefied Wheat
Hops: Archer, Jester
Available in: Cask



American Amber –4.3%

Hoppy amber dry hopped with Citra and Olicana, bringing fresh fruity hop flavours to a rich malt base

Malt: Maris Otter, Crystal, CaraRed, Cara Munich Type 3, Torrefied Wheat
Hops: Citra, Olicana, Cascade
Available in: Cask


Home Grown 2021

Pale Ale – 4.2%

This year’s HOME GROWN… brewed with 100% hops grown in Swindon, mostly only a mile or two from the brewery itself.
This is the third year we have brewed with hops grown locally and this year we decided to go with a pale ale rather than a bitter to showcase the hops themselves

Malt: Maris Otter, Malted Oats, CaraMalt
Hops: Swindon grown fresh hops
Available in: Cask


Black Ice

Frozen Hop BIPA – 6.0%

Brewed with Fresh Frozen Hops from YCH, this black IPA features Azacca and Simcoe.
Spiky citrus fruit, berries and subtle roasted malt flavours and aromas with a pleasant lingering bitterness and suitably dry finish

Malt: Pale Malt, Naked Oats, Cara, Crystal, Carafa Special III
Hops: Azacca & Simcoe
Available in: Cask & Keg



Maibock - 4.9%

Classic mix of lager and munich malts produce an inviting golden colour. Flavours of toasted bread and biscuity malt backed by a herbal, spicy and lightly fruity finish from the Magnum and Mount Hood hops.

Malt: Lager Malt, Munich Malt
Hops: Magnum & Mount Hood
Available in: Cask & Keg


Super Session IPA

Super Session IPA – 3.5% (Vegan)

Zesty citrus and candied fruits with a smooth malt base and textbook Citra bitterness to finish

Malt: Extra Pale, Carapils, Torrefied Oats
Hops: Citra, Ahtanum, Cascade
Available in: Cask


Waits for You

Vienna Pale – 4.3%

A hoppy session pale, brewed with a base of Vienna Malt to create a rich golden beer with a malty background of sweet bready, caramelised sugar flavours. The maltiness is balanced by American Chinook, Centennial and Amarillo hops for a fresh pine and grapefruit character with a nicely bitter finish

Malt: Vienna Malt, Light Munich Malt
Hops: Chinook, Centennial, Amarillo
Available in: Cask


Farmhouse IPA (El Dorado & Simcoe)

Farmhouse IPA –5.5%

A hybrid Saison IPA brewed with a diverse grain bill, hopped with El Dorado & Simcoe and fermented with Saison yeast. Fruity, spicy, dry and refreshing

Malt: Crisp Best Ale, Rye Malt, Wheat Malt, Naked Malted Oats
Hops: El Dorado & Simcoe
Available in: Cask, Keg



Modern English Session IPA - 4.4%

Using the same base as February’s Old English SIPA ‘Cross Staff’, this seasonal special focuses on new, modern but still all-English hop varieties. UK grown Cascade and Jester hops bring flavours of grapefruit, lychee and floral notes to a smooth, pale malty base

Malt: Crisp Best Ale, Dextrin, Malted Oats, Torrified Wheat
Hops: UK Cascade & Jester
Available in: Cask

Experimental Beers


Duet #9 (Pacific Jade & Nelson Sauvin)

Pale Ale - 4.2%

A dual hopped Pale using the same base malt profile with a constantly changing partnership of hops. Version #9 brings together two New Zealand varieties, with Pacific Jade producing hints of black pepper and citrus to complement Nelson Sauvin’s distinctive fruity white wine and gooseberry character

Malt: Maris Otter, Cara Pils, Cara Gold, Torrified Wheat
Hops: Pacific Jade & Nelson Sauvin
Available in: Cask


Duet #10 (Archer & Fuggles)

Pale Ale - 4.2% (Gluten Free)


Hops: Archer & Fuggles
Available in: Cask

Tap & Brew Experimental Sours


Tap & Brew Experimental Sours

Sorrel Sour - 4.7%

For the May release of our Tap exclusive sour series we took our standard pale Philly Sour base beer and infused it with fresh sorrel leaves. The herbs compliment the base sour flavours perfectly, developing further fresh, bright lemony tartness, with a subtle herbal character in the finish

Malt: Crisp Best Ale, Dextrin, Malted Oats
Hops: Cascade
Additions: Sorrel Leaves
Available in: Tank, Cask

Tap & Brew Experimental Sours

Simnel Cake - 4.7%
April’s brewery tap exclusive seasonal sour release takes its inspiration from a traditional Easter cake. Brewed with dark crystal malt for a malty dried fruit background, the beer was infused with apricot purée, sultanas, and natural marzipan essence. Sweet almond and rich fruitcake flavours lead into soft apricot notes, with the Philly Sour yeast rounding things off with a gently tart peach and baked apple tang that brings you back for another mouthful
Malt: Crisp Best Ale, Crystal 400, Malted Oats
Hops: Archer
Additions: Apricot Purée, Sultanas, Marzipan Essence
Available in: Tank

Tap & Brew Experimental Sours

Rhubarb - 4.5%

The third of our Tap exclusive range of sour beers takes the same pale Philly Sour fermented base beer and adds over 30g/litre of pureed rhubarb. Sweet rhubarb fruitiness up front leads into a clean and refreshing tangy sour finish.

Malt: Crisp Best Ale, Dextrin, Malted Oats
Hops: UK Cascade
Additional Ingredients: Rhubarb Purée, Natural Rhubarb Essence


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.


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.