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Brewing beer for everyone since 2012

core Beers

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: Extra Pale Malt, Dextrin, Malted Oats
Hops: Motueka, Pacifica, Wai-iti
Available in: Cask, Keg, Bottle

C.O.B

Cricklade Ordinary Bitter – 3.8%

A highly sessionable English bitter brewed with Challenger, East Kent Goldings and Archer hops

Malt: Best Ale Malt, Cara, Crystal 240, Torrefied Wheat
Hops: Challenger, Archer & EKG
Available in: Cask

dog star

Pale Ale – 4.0% (Gluten Free)

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

Malt: Best Ale Malt, Extra Pale, Cara Gold, Dextrin, Naked Malted Oats
Hops: Ekuanot & Citra
Available in: Cask, Keg, Bottle

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: Best Ale Malt, Cara Gold, Dextrin, Torrefied Wheat
Hops: Cascade, Mosaic, Mandarina Bavaria
Available in: Cask, Bottle

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: Best Ale Malt, Crystal 240, Carafa Special Type 3, Torrefied Wheat
Hops: East Kent Goldings, Fuggles, Challenger
Available in: Cask

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: Best Ale Malt, Naked Malted Oats, Wheat Malt
Hops: Mosaic & Simcoe
Additions: Lactose
Available in: Cask, Keg, Bottle

neonate

Session IPA – 4.5% (Gluten Free)

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: Best Ale Malt, Cara Gold, Dextrin, Torrefied Wheat
Hops: Chinook, Citra, Centennial
Available in: Cask, Keg

lode star

Golden Ale – 4.5% (Gluten Free)

Pale gold with flavours and aromas of grapefruit, lychee and pine and a hint of blackcurrant. Wrapped in a well rounded malt base with a discrete bitter-sweet dry finish.

Malt: Extra Pale Malt, Cara Gold
Hops: Chinook, Jester, Ahtanum
Available in: Cask & Bottle

western star

Amber Ale – 4.5% (Gluten Free)

Amber Ale with a complex grain bill bringing bready malt flavour with hints of dark caramel, honey and rye spice, combined with a West Coast US hop character, as Simcoe and Amarillo hops provide bright stone fruit and orange citrus notes

Malt: Crisp Best Ale, Rye Malt, Crystal 240, Cara Red, Dark Munich
Hops: Simcoe & Amarillo
Available in: Cask

rising Star

Session IPA – 4.8% (Gluten Free)

Hazy and fruity, supremely balanced session IPA with a distinctive, prominent stone fruit aroma & palate and a lingering bitter finish

Malt: Best Ale Malt, Light Munich, Malted Oats, Wheat
Hops: Amarillo, Centennial, Nelson Sauvin & Green Bullet
Available in: Cask, Keg & Bottle

Morning Star

English Pale - 4.8% (Gluten Free)

Coming Soon

Starburst

IPA – 5.0% (Gluten Free)

An all American West Coast IPA boasting 6 hop varieties. Pink grapefruit, citrus and ripe stone fruit flavours with floral, sweet fruit aromas finished with a citrus peel bitterness 

Malt: Extra Pale Malt, Dextrin Malt
Hops: Cascade, Chinook, Citra CRYO, Mosaic CRYO, Simcoe, Talus
Available in: Cask, Keg & Bottle

RedStar

USA Red Ale – 5.2% (Gluten Free)

Coming Soon

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: Best Ale Malt, Brown Malt, Chocolate Malt, Crystal 400, Carafa Special 3, Wheat Malt, Naked Malted Oats
Hops: Magnum, Tettnang
Additions: Lactose
Available in: Cask, Keg, Bottle

shooting star

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: German Pilsnen Malt, Dextrin Malt
Hops: Tettnang
Available in: 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: Best Ale Malt, 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.

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Malt: Best Ale Malt, Caragold, Torrefied Wheat
Hops: USA Cascade
Available in: Cask, Bottle

Supernova Single Hop Series

Supernova Single Hop Series 'Citra'

IPA - 5.6% (Gluten Free)

Single Hop India Pale Ale brewed with Citra CRYO hops from the USA. Soft mouthfeel and a full creamy body with restrained bitterness. Citra CRYO hops offer intense citrus and tropical fruit flavours and aromas with grapefruit, citrus, peach, melon, lime, gooseberry, and passion fruit being the most prominent

Malt: Maris Otter, Cara, Oats
Hops: Citra
Available in: 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 'El Dorado'

IPA - 5.6% (Gluten Free)

Single Hop India Pale ale brewed with El Dorado hops from the USA. Soft mouthfeel and a full creamy body with restrained bitterness. El Dorado hops bring bright tropical fruit flavours combined with aromas of pineapple, pear, watermelon, stone fruit and even candy canes

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

Seasonal, Occasional & Experimental Beers

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: East Kent Goldings
Available in: Cask (Autumn & Winter)

Long nights

Irish Stout – 4.8%

Our take on a classic Irish Dry-style Stout. Brewed with a simple combination of base malt, a touch of oats, and plenty of roasted barley, this is a silky smooth, pitch black stout full of deep roasty black coffee and dark chocolate flavours with a hint of smoke, leading in to a moreishly dry finish

Malt: Crisp Best Ale, Roasted Barley, Malted Oats
Hops: East Kent Goldings
Available in: Cask (Autumn & Winter)

Festbier

Oktoberfest Beer - 6.0%

A rich yellow, bright beer with superb clarity. Aromas of toast and dough, honey and spice and light floral finish. Festbier is a very clean, medium bodied, smooth and creamy beer with medium carbonation. There is a soft sweetness of dough with a hint of very light toast, finishing very clean with a gentle but lingering bitterness balanced perfectly by the malt.

Malt: German Pilsen, Munich Malt
Hops: Hercules, Magnum, Tradition
Available in: Cask & Keg (Autumn)

guadalupana

Coffee Pale – 4.8%

Our second collaboration beer with Light Bulb Coffee, using the same base beer but with a different variety of Single Origin coffee beans. This batch showcases Guadalupana beans grown in Nicaragua. Tasting notes for this coffee feature rich dark caramel flavours with notes of raspberry and orange

Malt: Crisp Best Ale, Malted Oats, Vienna, Dark Munich, Melanoidin
Hops: Amarillo
Available in: Keg

Foliage

Autumn Ale –5.2% (GF)

Amber ale with a floral, grapefruit and earthy aromas, Flavours of pine and citrus backed up by a firm malty finish

Malt: Crisp Best Ale, Cara Red, Crystal 240, Carafa Special Type 3, Torrefied Wheat
Hops: Chinook, Centennial, Cascade
Available in: Cask (Autumn & Winter)

Andromeda

Australian IPA – 5.4%

Vibrant aromas of pineapple, melon and citrus combined with honey malt. Sweet soft and citrus fruits with a smooth bitterness and a honeyed biscuit finish.
 

Malt: Extra Pale Malt, Munich, Naked Malted Oats
Hops: Galaxy & Enigma
Available in: Cask, Keg & Bottle

Bowman

English Pale Ale - 4.8%

An all-English hopped Pale Ale with a light malt base providing a smooth and clean background, with an Archer and Jester dry hop bringing delicate floral and fruity flavours with hints of peach and grapefruit

Malt: Crisp Best Ale, Light Munich, Malted Oats, Dextrin
Hops: Archer, Jester, Challenger
Available in: Cask

Low Loader V2

Low Alcohol IPA

A pale IPA-style beer brewed with American Simcoe and Centennial hops for loads of stone fruit, pine and citrus flavours. Crisp, refreshing and hoppy – just without the alcohol content!

Malt: Vienna Malt, Rye Malt, Crystal 100, Naked Malted Oats
Hops: Simcoe & Centennial
Available in: Keg

Tap & Brew Experimental beers

Tap & Brew Experimental Beer

Cheer Up Dude, Its Christmas - 6.5%

A true Christmas treat of a beer. Cacao nibs and speciality dark and roasted malts in the mash, cocoa powder and lactose sugar in the kettle, and Irish Cream essence after fermentation all come together to create a rich, silky smooth Stout thick with chocolate flavours that lead into an indulgently festive, boozy cream liqueur finish

Malt: Crisp Best Ale, Low Colour Chocolate, Special B, Roasted Barley, Carafa Special Type 3
Hops: EKG
Additions: Cacao Nibs, Cocoa Powder, Irish Cream Essence 
Available in: Tank, Cask
Tap & Brew Experimental Sours
Tap & Brew Experimental Sours

Damson Gin Collins - 4.7%

Our latest tap exclusive Sour release takes its inspiration from a cocktail classic, and gives it an autumnal twist. Juniper berries and lemon peel provide gin-like piney and citrus background notes, with our biggest fruit addition yet of damsons bringing rich, tangy red fruit and plum flavours to the fore

Malt: Crisp Best Ale, Dextrin, Malted Oats
Hops: Huell Melon
Additions: Wild Damsons, Juniper Berries, Lemon Peel
Available in: Tank, Cask
Tap & Brew Experimental Sours
Tap & Brew Experimental Sours

Strawberry Sherry Trifle - 4.7%

Our latest small batch Sour Series brew is another summer-dessert-inspired special. Based on the flavours of a classic summer fruit trifle, initial flavours of sherry soaked sponge & creamy vanilla lead into a sticky strawberry fruitiness. The base Sour finishes things of with a light citrussy tartness to keep things super refreshing & drinkable
 
Malt: Crisp Best Ale, Dextrin, Malted Oats
Hops: EKG
Additions: Strawberry Puree, Vanilla Extract, Sherry Essence
Available in: Tank & Cask
Tap & Brew Experimental Sours
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
Available in: Tank & Bottle

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.

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 products are only for use in states where the sale and consumption of such products are legal.

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