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.


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.


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.


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.

Muckle Berry

A rich winter fireside red ale, brewed with Crystal malt and First Gold hops.

Muckle Berry balances the dark fruit flavours of raisins and plums with hints of caramel and layers of bitter spiced oranges.

Muckle Berry
Pride of Park

Pride of Park

Pale Ale

Northumberland National Park: dramatic hills, beautiful valleys, wild rolling moorland, dense forests, dark skies, rich geology, 10,000-year history: the Pride of Park.

This pale ale is brewed with Azacca hops, giving wonderful fresh fruit flavours, citrus and pine.

Muckle Magic

Star Light Ale

Discover the magic of stargazing in the Northumberland Dark Sky Park; with the dramatic Northern Lights, shows of meteor showers and galaxies 2.5 million light years away.

Muckle Magic is brewed with Goldings hops. A light ale with a honey aroma and a universe of spiced earth flavours.

Muckle Magic

King’s Crag

American Pale Ale

Kings Crags, an outcrop of hard, grey sandstone north of Hadrian’s Wall. An evocative place where King Arthur sleeps below the crag which is often bathed in amber evening light. A hue captured in this clear, strong beer that has a hint of citrus and caramel. Brewed with Cascade, Azacca and Centenial hops.

Muckle Bari

Brown Ale

Muckle Bari, a traditional brown ale, celebrates the great North-East dialect. The word Muckle is used to describe big, mighty or great: muckle tractor, muckle night out. Bari describes pretty, lovely or good. Brewed with speciality malts and Goldings hops giving raisin and biscuit notes with a treacle aroma, Muckle Bari brown ale is mighty good.


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Our Stockists

The Sill National Landscape Discovery Centre – NE47 7AN

The Northumbrian Hamper, Seahouses NE68 7RE

Grape & Grain, Morpeth NE61 1NL

Blagdon Farm Shop, Milkhope Centre NE13 6DA

Deli At Number 4, Hexham, NE46 3LZ

Herding Hill Farm Shop, Haltwhistle NE49 9NW

The Old Vicarage Brewery, Whalton, CA8 2DH

The Office, Morpeth, NE61 1AA

Abbey Ale Corner, Beaumont News, Morpeth, NE61 2BD

Northumbrian Gifts, 4 Birchwood Way, Ashwood Business Park, NE63 0XD

The Samson Inn – CA8 7DR

Hexham Farmer’s Market – NE46

Running Fox Cafe & Artisan Bakery – NE65 8AE

CentrAle – NE1 5DL

Belsay Shop, Belsay, Newcastle upon Tyne NE20 0DY

Coppers – Gosforth NE3 5TT

The Star Inn, Harbottle, NE49 6JG

The Fishing Boat Inn, Boulmer, NE66 3BP

The Crown & Anchor Inn, Holy Island, TD15 2RX

Heather and Bale Luxury Gift Hampers, Morpeth

Morpeth Farmers Market, Market Square, Morpeth

Bardon Mill Village Store and Tea Room – NE47 7HX

Taste of Northumbria – NE66 1HS

Daniel Farm Shop & Tea Room – Sled Lane Wylam NE41 8JH

Moorhouse Farm Shop, Stannington, NE61 6DX

Hexham Abbey Gift Shop NE46 3NB

Corbridge Larder, Corbridge, NE45 5AA

Langley Castle Hotel, Langley, NE47 5LU

Huntercrook Lodge, Bardon Mill, NE47 7HF

Carraw B&B, Humshaugh, NE46 4DB

Lindisfarne Priory Shop, Holy Island, TD15 2RX

Kirkharle Coffee House & Brown’s Lakeside Larder, Kirkharle Court, NE19 2PE

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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