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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


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, 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 & 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


USA Red Ale – 5.2% (Gluten Free)

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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

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

Nebula series CF184

Experimental IPA – 5.0%

A new series of single-hop IPAs brewed with small batch experimental varieties from the Charles Faram hop development program. Our second installment in the series features variety CF184, bringing characters of lemon, pine and melon to the beer.

Malt: Best Ale, Extra Pale, Vienna, Cara Gold, Dextrin
Hops: Centennial & Amarillo
Available in: Cask

centennial session

Pale Ale – 3.4% (GF)

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

Malt: Extra Pale Malt, Cara Gold, Dextrin
Hops: Centennial & Amarillo
Available in: Cask & Keg


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: Extra Pale Malt, Munich, Vienna
Hops: Magnum & Tradition
Available in: Cask & Keg

duet #16 (ahtanum & loral)

Pale Ale – 4.2% (GF)

A dual hopped Pale using the same base malt profile with a constantly changing partnership of hops. Our 16th combination brings together Ahtanum and Loral varieties for a bright floral character, backed up with hints of spicy cedar and citrus. 

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

Home Grown 2023

Wet Hop Pale - 4.2%

The return of our once-a-year hop harvest special. Our local Swindon growers provided us with an even bigger amount of even better freshly picked hops than ever before. A simple pale malt base allows the unique character of this one-off hopping opportunity to shine through

Malt: Best Ale Malt, Cara Gold, Extra Pale, Cara, Dextrin
Hops: Swindon Fresh Hops
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

Little nipper

Session NEIPA - 3.6%

Litte 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.


NEIPA - 6.2%

Super hazy NEIPA brewed with Yakima Chief’s Cryo Pop Blend Hops. Full bodied, super smooth and creamy. Punchy fruit salad aromas of orange zest and flavours of juicy mango, pineapple, papaya, peach and a hint of strawberry.

Malt: Crisp Best Ale, Chit Malt, Extra Pale Malt, Naked Malted Oats, Malted Wheat
Hops: Cryo Pop Hop Blend
Available in: Cask, Keg & Bottle

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

Tap & Brew Experimental beers

tinto lupulo

Red Grape Sour DIPA

Loosely inspired by the Spanish red wine & citrus soda cocktail, ‘Tinto de Verano’, our latest Pilot Kit Experimental Sour is a Sour DIPA blended with red grape juice concentrate. The Sour base and Amarillo dry hops bring zingy, sharp lemon & orange flavours, bringing a refreshing balance to the red grape character


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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.