Our Ales

At Muckle Brewing, all of our ales have been influenced by the local landscape and natural features that surround the brewery, located just outside of Haltwhistle in Northumberland.

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Muckle Buster

Windshields Crag marks the highest point of Hadrian’s Wall from where dramatic views open across Kielder Forest and the Cheviot Hills in the north; over purple heather moorlands leading to Cold Fell in the south; to the Solway Firth and Criffell in the west and to the east the Wall weaving and climbing along the Great Whin Sill ridge past mirrored loughs and roman forts.

Muckle Buster, a fruity red ale, is inspired by the radiant sunsets across the big skies of the Solway Firth where Hadrian’s Wall marches westward to the coast.

Muckle Chuckle

Haltwhistle Burn rises from the peaty uplands of Hadrian’s Wall Country in the shadow of the Great Whin Sill. Gathering strength on its journey to the South Tyne Valley, it tumbles through a dramatic sandstone gorge with densely wooded banks, descending through an industrial heritage of wool, coal, lime and brick; now home to red squirrel, roe deer, otter, heron and dipper.

Muckle Chuckle, a refreshing amber ale with layers of flavour, is crafted around the sound of the burn bubbling and chuckling over and around the dark, mossy stones of Haltwhistle Burn Gorge.

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Muckle Tickle

During the summer months, wander through the graceful grasses and flowers of the upland hay meadows of Northumberland; bare calves brushed and tickled by the fescue grasses and flowers and seed heads of Wood Cranesbill and Meadow Buttercup; singing Skylarks hovering overhead and sun shining.

Muckle Tickle, a refreshing light bitter, is crafted of the calmness, tranquillity and colour of that sunny Hay Meadow in Hadrian’s Wall Country.

Muckle Moss Stout

Moss is the name used for the peat bogs and mires that scatter the hills and moors of Northumberland. Wrapped in myth and legend the mosses are places of unsure footing and deep, black peat-stained pools. Muckle Moss, a National Nature Reserve, is situated in the undulating cuested landscape of Hadrian’s Wall Country and is a place of Curlew and Snipe, Bog Rosemary and Cotton Grass.

Muckle Moss Stout mirrors the character of the Moss. Rich, dark, aromatic with a good strong head the colour of Cotton Grass.

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Whin Sill Blonde

The Great Whin Sill is a narrow, north facing ridge of hard dolerite rock running across Northumberland. Formed from cooled magma the rugged, rocky outcrop of the Whin Sill provides a dramatic backbone for Hadrian’s Wall, built by the Romans in 122 AD.

Whin Sill Blonde is brewed with Progress and Bramling Cross hops; giving an initial citrus flavour, followed by sweet grass and then a biscuity finish. Refreshing and light, perfect for a warm sunny summers day.

Our Stockists

The Wallace Arms – NE49 0JF

Blenkinsopp Castle Inn – CA8 7JS

Greenhead Hotel & Hostel – CA8 7HB

Walltown Visitor Centre – NE46 1BS

The Sill National Landscape Discovery Centre – NE47 7AN

Brookside Villa B&B – CA8 7DA

mmm…and glug… – NE1 5QF

The Samson Inn – CA8 7DR

Haltwhistle Comrades Club – NE49 0DF

Milecastle Inn – NE49 9NN

Twice Brewed Inn – NE47 7AN

Hexham Farmer’s Market – NE46

Running Fox Cafe & Artisan Bakery – NE65 9EA

Running Fox Cafe & Artisan Bakery – NE65 8AE

The Bowes Hotel – NE47 7HU

The Heart of Northumberland – NE46 3NS

Bardon Mill Village Store and Tea Room – NE47 7HX

Taste of Northumbria – NE66 1HS

Wig’s Place – NE39 2EJ

Bin 21 – NE46 3PB

CentrAle – NE1 5DL

Definition: Muckle – Northumberland & Scottish dialect – great, massive, huge. In Northumberland used mainly as an adjective to describe big, large or mighty; muckle house, muckle tree.  

About Muckle Brewing

Muckle Brewing is a tiny Northumbrian brewery with big values and mighty flavours.

 

Situated close to Hadrian’s Wall, in an idyllic rural setting, Muckle Brewing is a craft brewery supplying high quality ales to the local area in cask and bottle.

 

We select the best grains and hops to create ales with layers of flavour, a strong head and a refreshing taste.

 

Tom & Nicola Smith are the directors of Muckle Brewing. The whole artisan process of brewing, bottling & labelling is carried out in our garden brewery, before packaging and delivery to stockists. This supports a minimum of transportation and a high level of quality control. Our dedicated team of taste experts carry out the most important job!

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