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Brewing beer for everyone since 2012

House Beers

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LodeStar

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

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DogStar

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

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RisingStar

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

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Equuleus

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

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Cosmic Shake

Fruitshake Pale – 4.4%

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

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Neonate

Session IPA – 4.5%

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

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Polaris

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

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Element

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

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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

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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

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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

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ShootingStar Pilsner

Pilsner – 4.8% (Gluten Free)

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

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RedStar

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

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ESB

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

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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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COB

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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Space Cowboy

Milk Stout– 4.7%

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

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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

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Flapjack Marmalade

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

Supernova Single Hop Series

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Supernova Single Hop Series 'Motueka'

IPA - 5.6% (Gluten Free)

COMING SOON

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

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Supernova Single Hop Series 'Amarillo'

IPA - 5.6% (Gluten Free)
Single Hop IPA brewed with Amarillo hops from the USA. Soft mouthfeel and full creamy body with restrained bitterness. Amarillo is still one of the top 10 hops used around the world. High levels of Myrcene give a plethora of citrus and grapefruit aromas & flavours, combined with apricot, melon and peach.

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

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Supernova Single Hop Series 'Ahtanum'

IPA - 5.6% (Gluten Free)

Single Hop IPA brewed with Ahtanum Hops from Yakima Chief USA. Soft mouthfeel and full creamy
body with restrained bitterness. Unique aromas and flavours of cedar, with grapefruit & floral undertones. a unique piney, light peppery finish.

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

Seasonal Beers

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Heather

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

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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

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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

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Arcus

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

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Americana

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

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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

Experimental Beers

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Duet #2 (Taiheke & Centennial)

Pale Ale - 4.2%

A dual-hopped Pale using the same base malt profile with a constantly changing partnership of hops. Version #2 uses New Zealand Taiheke and American Centennial hops for a bright floral and grapefruit character, with hints of pine and citrus fruits

Malt: Maris Otter, Cara Pils, Cara Gold, Torrified Wheat
Hops: Taiheke & Centennial
Available in: Cask

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Warrior Queen

Pale Ale - 4.5%
An English Pale Ale brewed with a rich pale malt foundation before being generously dry hopped with Boadicea. Grassy and spicy, with a delicate floral orchard blossom character, the hops create a balanced and eminently drinkable beer
Malt: Maris Otter, Vienna, Cara, Malted Oats, Torrified Wheat
Hops: Fuggles, Boadicea

Available in: Cask

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Monnik

Patersbier-Style Belgian Pale - 4.5%
Inspired by the Enkel or Patersbier style of easy drinking beer traditionally brewed by the Belgian brewing monks for their own consumption, this sessionable Belgian Pale is fermented with a classic Abbey yeast for flavours of pear drops, warm spice, and clove, whilst a generous helping of Mittelfruh hops bring balancing hoppy floral and grassy notes
Malt:Maris Otter, Cara Pils, Munich Type 1, Torrified Wheat
Hops: Hallertau Mittelfruh
Available in: Cask
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Three-Fall

Triple Terroir Cascade IPA - 5.3% (Gluten Free)
A triple-hopped Single Hop IPA! Brewed with one variety of hops – Cascade – grown in three different regions. A combination of American, English and New Zealand grown Cascade hops bring an intriguing combination of classic Cascade grapefruit and pine flavours, backed up by complex hints of lychee, floral and hoppy spice notes in this gluten free IPA
Malt: Maris Otter, Cara Pils, Cara Gold, Malted Oats
Hops: US Cascade, UK Cascade, New Zealand Cascade
Available in: Cask
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Duet #3 (Mandarina & Bramling Cross)

Pale Ale - 4.2%

A dual hopped Pale using the same base malt profile with a constantly changing partnership of hops. Version #3 uses an unusual combination of German Mandarina and English Bramling Cross hops for a balanced hop character of orange citrus with hints of lemon zest and blackcurrant

Malt: Maris Otter, Cara Pils, Cara Gold, Torrified Wheat
Hops: Mandarina & Bramling Cross
Available in: Cask

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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.

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