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Our Beers

Brewing beer for everyone since 2012

core Beers

Little Nipper

Session NEIPA – 3.4%

Little NEIPA with all the flavour but at a super sessionable strength.
Full of Citra, Mosaic, Simocoe & Amarillo hops. Punchy tropical and soft fruit aromas combined with flavours of orange, tangerine, citurs fruit and a hint of guava. Low bitterness, full bodied mouthfeel and silky smooth finish thanks to a generous addition of wheat and oats to the malt bill.

Malt: Best Ale Malt, Naked Malted Oats, Wheat Malt, Chit Malt
Hops: Citra, Mosaic, Idaho 7 & Amarillo
Available in: Cask, Keg & Bottle


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%

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: Extra Pale, Cara Gold, Chit Malt, Naked Malted Oats
Hops: Ekuanot & Citra
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: 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


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

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 & fresh zingy orange palate with a lingering gently bitter finish

Malt: Best Ale Malt, Light Munich, Malted Oats, Wheat
Hops: Amarillo, Ekuanot & Ahtanum
Available in: Cask, Keg & Bottle

Morning Star

English Pale - 4.4% (Gluten Free)

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: Extra Pale Malt, Munich (Light) Naked Malted Oats
Hops: Archer, Jester & Challenger
Available in: Cask


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

Red Star

USA Red Ale – 5.2% (Gluten Free)

American red ale with a trio of C hops. Bittersweet berries, caramel and lightly roasted malt with hints of citrus and dank, resinous pine.

Malt: Best Ale, CaraRed, Crystal 150, Melanoidin, Carafa Special Type 3
Hops: Centennial, Chinook & Columbus
Available in: Keg & 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: 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

Low Loader

Alcohol Free IPA

Our newest and most innovative beer to date. 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 & Can

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

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 'Nelson'

IPA - 5.6% (Gluten Free)

Single Hop India Pale ale brewed with Nelson Sauvin hops from New Zealand. Soft mouthfeel and a full creamy body with restrained bitterness. Nelson Sauvin is well known for its unique white wine aroma characteristics, combined with strong citrus, tropical fruits and gooseberry

Malt: Extra Pale Malt, Cara, Naked Malted Oats
Hops: Nelson Sauvin
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


Oaked American Brown - 4.8%

Our take on a American Brown, combining rich malt flavours of dark caramel and dried fruits, mixed with dank and resinous citrus & juicy berry hop character. An extra addition of oak chips adds hints of woody spice and a light hint of vanilla.

Malt: Best Ale, Chateau Special B, Melanoidin, Munich Dark, Carafa Special 3
Hops: Centennial & Mosaic
Available in: Cask

American Lager - 3.8% (Gluten Free)

American Lager brewed with Centennial and Cashmere hops. Crisp and clean with a golden body. Citrus and soft herbal aromas with hints of lemon and grapefruit
Malt: Best Ale, Extra Pale, Dextrin, Torrefied Wheat
Hops: Magnum, Cashmere & Centennial
Available in: Keg
tropic cloud

Pale Ale - 4.0%

A sessionable hazy American pale ale featuring Citra, Mosaic, Idaho 7 and Sabro hops.
Tropical and citrus fruit aromas with dominant fruity flavours of orange, lemon, apricot, pineapple and a hint of coconut.

Malt: Extra Pale, Wheat, Chit, Naked Malted Oats
Hops: Citra, Idaho 7, Mosaic & Sabro
Available in: Cask. Keg & Bottle
NZ Session

Pale Ale – 3.4% (GF)

Pale straw yellow in colour with a slight haze. Flavours of Citrus, soft fruits, spice and pine. Citrus, floral & woody aromatics with a subtle bitterness.

Malt: Extra Pale, Malted Oats, Dextrin
Hops: Motueka, Pacifica & Green Bullet
Available in: Cask & Keg


Cross-Hemisphere IPA - 5.5%

Hopped up IPA brewed with a mix of Northern Hemisphere US and Southern Hemisphere New Zealand hop varieties. An Extra Pale malt base provides a light, crisp background to a bright hop character full of lemon and lime citrus, with deeper notes of zesty orange. A clean bitterness in the finish keeps things ultra drinkable. Unfined and naturally hazy.

Malt: Best Ale, Extra Pale, Cara Gold, Dextrin, Wheat Malt
Hops: Ekuanot, Pacifica, Wai-iti
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: Best Ale, Naked Malted Oats, Roast Barley
Hops: East Kent Goldings
Available in: Cask & Limited Keg

old town pale ale

Pale Ale - 4.7% (GF)

Lighty toasted malt, stone fruit and orange blossom aromas. Flavours of apricot, peach and orange with a rich biscuity malt finish.

Malt: Extra Pale Malt, Cara Gold, Munich
Hops: Ahtanum & El Dorado
Available in: Cask, Keg & Bottle

Wild Stout

Bourbon Barrel Aged Stout - 4.9%

Aged for 9 months in a mix of Jack Daniels, Buffalo Trace & 4 Roses bourbon barrels. Charred oak, vanilla and smoky bourbon on the nose with rich flavours of bourbon, coffee, chocolate, spiced fruit, and a lingering tart cranberry.

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: Keg

Sippin' on the dock

Pale Ale - 5.2%

Brewed to celebrate dipping our toes into the Gloucester Docks.
Lighty hazed Pale Ale showcasing Nectaron, Citra & Mosaic.
Aromas of sweet stone fruit, tangarine, and tantilizing citrus. Intense tropical fruit bowl flavours, including pineapple, peach, mango, and citrus, with an undercurrent of lightly toasted brioche and creamy oats.

Malt: Crisp Best Ale, Naked Malted Oats, Vienna Malt, Torrefied Wheat Malted Wheat
Hops: Nectaron, Mosaic, Simcoe, Citra
Available in: Cask, Keg & Bottle

all day lager

Session Lager - 3.3%

Light, refreshing and very sessionable. Soft citrus and herbal aroma, hints of tangarine and grapefruit flavours with a crisp bitter finish.

Malt: Extra Pale Malt, Dextrin Malt
Hops: Mandarina Bavaria
Available in: Cask & Keg

Trade Winds

Pale Ale - 4.4%

Brewed for the 2024 Gloucester Tall Ships Festival, we brought together the old and the new for this commemorative English Pale. We used maize in the mash (inspired by corn being one of the major goods exported through the Gloucester Docks), and hopped the beer in the kettle and the dry hop with a combination of traditional and modern English hops in Bramling Cross and Harlequin. Finally, inspired by the history of beer being shipped around the world, we held our brew on oak chips to mimic that barrel-aged character.

Malt: Best Ale, Flaked Torrefied Maize
Hops: Harlequin & Bramling Cross
Available in: Cask

Black Ice

Black IPA --5.8%

Bright citrus, floral and herbal hop aromas. Ripe stone fruit and sharp citrus flavours with a prominent hop bitterness meld perfectly with hints of dark, roasty malt.

Malt: Crisp Best Ale, Cara, Crystal 100, Malted Oats, Carafa Special 3
Hops: Magnum, Ekuanot CRYO, Ahtanum CRYO
Available in: Cask, Keg & Bottle

Experimental beers (back soon)

Beers for everyone with no
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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.