Like all good ideas, the idea to set up a brewery happened over a throw away remark over a beer, or maybe a few beers, in a Barcelona brewery tap in 2015. Whilst such ideas usually stay in the pub, Pete, Jonathan and Neil turned that remark into a serious conversation and a lot of research. Our beers are inspired by the landscape and history of the area. We are situated in a stunning location with views from the end of the road across to the Cheviot Hills. The view provides inspiration to us every day.
The brewery is based in a refurbished (was derelict) former North Northumberland Hunt Kennels on the Ford & Etal Estate. We have branched out and now have Tap Days at the Cheviot Tap and also have a glamping site to open in Summer 2021. Our latest Cheviot Brewery members are a furry trio called Hops, Malt & Porter. They are 3 friendly alpacas who will be part of the glamping experience at Cheviot Glamping.
Our core beers are:
UPLAND ALE – COPPER BEST BITTER (3.8% abv)
The Cheviots are considered part of the southern uplands of Scotland in that these hills are shared by England and our northerly neighbours. These hills are great for walking and what better way to end a hike than with a refreshing pint of our best bitter, Upland Ale.
Smooth refreshing copper best bitter, combines the toffee notes of the Crystal Dark Malt with the rich malt tones of Maris Otter balanced well with a floral citrus flavouring of cascade hops.
Malts: Maris Otter, Golden Promise & Crystal Dark
Hops: Fusion & Cascade
HARBOUR WALL – PALE ALE (4.2% abv)
Expansive sandy beaches, historic castles, ancient fishing villages and their working harbours typify the Northumbrian coastline. Take in the refreshing sea breeze whilst enjoying a pint of our light zesty session pale ale.
Refreshingly zesty, easy drinking, light session pale ale, with floral, tropical fruit and pine notes.
Malts: Simpsons Marris Otter Pale, Golden Promise
Hops: Cascade, Chinook, Styrian Wolf
BLACK HAG – OATMEAL STOUT (4.4% abv)
A trip hiking in the Cheviots wouldn’t be complete without conquering Black Hag. Rugged and imposing, it won’t disappoint. Our Black Hag Oatmeal Stout is smooth and rich, mixing 5 malts and 2 hop varieties to give a deep and complex flavour.
A dark, oatmeal stout with a rich malt profile from the 5 malt mash with coffee, dark chocolate and a hit of orange. A smooth flavoursome stout to welcome in autumn.
Malts: Golden Promise, Munich, Brown Malt, Chocolate Malt, Crystal Dark
Hops: First Gold, Fusion
TRIG POINT – SESSION IPA (4.5% abv)
For some, bagging a trig point marks a successful walk. For others, a great pint in a country pub is their quarry. In Trig Point we have the perfect refreshing pale to quench the thirst of any walker. This citrus IPA is as delicious as it is session-able. No matter whether you have bagged any of the hills, you can be satisfied by bagging a Trig Point in the pub.
Aromatic, hoppy, citrus pale with a grapefruit finish.
Malts: Simpsons Maris Otter Pale, Golden Promise
Hops: Amarillo, Chinook, Ekuanot