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10th BIRTHDAY BEERS

Yellow Diamond

Pale Ale – 4.3%

A re-brew of our very first beer, brought back to celebrate our 10th birthday! A smooth and balanced malt base lays the foundation, with a combination of Challenger and Cascade hops in the kettle, and more Cascade alongside Galena and Celeia in the dry hop for spicy and bright citrus flavours of lemon, lime and grapefruit

Malt: Crisp Best Ale, Cara Gold
Hops: Challenger, Cascade, Galena, Celeia
Available in: Cask, Mini Keg
Tricerahops 10

Pale Ale – 4.3%

Celebrating 10 years of Hop Kettle Brewing Co. The once fossilised, forever popular Tricerahops is brought back to life with an up to date and heavier hand on the hops! Galaxy, Nelson Sauvin and Cascade hops bring vibrant fruit flavours including passionfruit, citrus and a hint of white grape

Malt: Crisp Best Ale, Dextrin Malt, Extra Pale Malt, Vienna Malt, Torrefied Wheat
Hops: Cascade, Galaxy, Nelson Sauvin
Available in: Cask, Keg & Mini Keg
Elemental

CRYO DDH DPA – 8.4%

CRYO DDH DPA [Double Pale Ale] Brewed to celebrate our 10th Birthday. We took our popular Element recipe and literally doubled it…
Think of this as Element’s evil twin brother with the volume cranked up! Double dry hopped with CRYO Mosaic, Cascade and Mandarina Bavaria – This beer gives aromas and flavours of juicy, jammy tropical fruits with a delicious Marmalade bitterness completed with a subtly sweet candy finish

Malt: Extra Pale Malt, Cara Gold, Dextrin Malt, Wheat Malt, Dextrose Sugar
Hops: Mosaic CRYO, Mandarina Bavaria, Cascade
Available in: Cask & Keg
10th Birthday Cake

Strawberry Jam White Stout – 10%

A big birthday cake beer to celebrate our 10th birthday! A double mash followed up with additions of strawberry jam and a special ‘birthday cake blend’ of tea including ingredients like vanilla, almond and mallow flowers, this is a rich, sticky, smooth and decadent beer full of sweet caramel and vanilla flavours with an underlying jammy fruitiness

Malt: Vienna, Cara, Naked Oats
Hops: Huell Melon
Additions: Strawberry Jam, Natural Strawberry Essence, Bird & Blend Birthday Cake Tea
Available in: Keg

core Beers

Lode Star

Pale Ale – 4.3% (Gluten Free)

COMING SOON

Dog Star

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

Rising Star

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

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

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

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

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

Red star

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

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

 

c.o.b

Cricklade 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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

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 '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 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)

Golden Fall

Golden Ale – 4.5% (GF)

Pale gold with aromas of grapefruit, lychee and pine. Flavours of grapefruit, orange, lychee, lime 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: Ahtanum, UK Chinook, Jester
Available in: Cask

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

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

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

Rancho Grande

Coffee Pale - 4.8%

The first of a series of Coffee Pales brewed in collaboration with Light Bulb Coffee, each one featuring a different single varietal coffee bean. Here we showcase the beans grown by Favio ‘Fava’ Reis at his farm Rancho Grande, located in Tres Pontas, Brazil. Tasting notes for the beans feature prominent tropical fruit notes, with further flavours of tamarind, rum and dark chocolate. A light malt base and low hop addition allows the character of the beans to truly shine through

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

Indian Summer

Amber Ale – 4.5%

An Amber Ale that brings together a smooth, complex malt character with flavours of caramel, toasted bread and rye spice, balanced with US Simcoe and Amarillo hops added in the kettle and the dry hop for bright notes of orange citrus, pine and light floral flavours

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

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

Equinox

Pale Ale – 4.2%

Straw yellow. Floral, citrus and pine aromas with flavours of lemon, lime and sherbert. Finishing with a gentle bitterness

Malt: Extra Pale, Cara, Vienna
Hops: Ahtanum & Ekuanot
Available in: Cask, Keg

Harvest

Pale Ale - 5.0% (GF)

Harvest is the perfect Pale Ale for the Autumn months. A soft mouthfeel with aromas and flavours of soft autumnal fruits and a very gentle bitterness to finish

Malt: Extra Pale Malt, Caragold
Hops: Chinook, Jester & Ahtanum
Available in: Cask & Keg

Experimental Beers

Duet #13 (Summit & Simcoe)

Pale Ale - 4.2% (GF)

A dual hopped Pale using the same base malt profile with a constantly changing partnership of hops. Version #13 pairs two American varieties in Summit and Simcoe for fresh and zesty flavours of orange and grapefruit, with further hints of pine, stone fruits and peppery spice in the background

Malt: Crisp Best Ale, Dextrin, Cara Gold, Torrefied Wheat
Hops: Summit & Simcoe
Available in: Cask

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

Calluna

Honey Spiced Ale - 5.7%

Amber ale brewed with English Heather Honey and Spanish Orange Blossom. Spicy and heady florwal aroma follwed by initially sweet honey and citrus flavours. Finishing relatively dry and lightly spiced
 
Malt: Maris Otter, Rye Malt, CaraRye, Melanoidin Malt
Hops: Amarillo, EKG, Progress
Additions: Raw Heather Honey, Orange Blossom
Available in: Cask

Tap & Brew Experimental beers

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.