Muckle Brewing

Haltwhistle, Northumberland


Definition: Muckle – Northumberland & Scottish dialect – great, massive, huge.

Muckle Brewing is a tiny Northumbrian brewery with big values and mighty flavours. Situated close to Hadrian’s Wall and Haltwhistle, 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!

Muckle Brewing is very much a microbrewery with a 1.3 barrel brewery kit, providing five firkins (72 pints) per brew. We usually brew twice per week. The business was established in April 2016 by Tom & Nicola Smith, with the first ales being provided to our local pub that September. Cask ales are now supplied to pubs along Hadrian’s Wall; and bottled ales to small businesses across Northumberland.

Tom designs the ales to be refreshing with layers of flavour, carefully choosing ingredients from the wide range of malt and hops available. Our core four ales of Muckle Tickle, Muckle Chuckle, Muckle Buster and Muckle Moss Stout, have been gradually joined by further tasty brews. These real ales benefit from secondary conditioning in the bottle. The ales are not filtered nor carbonated, to ensure the full flavours remain.

Muckle Brewing is proud to supply and support local businesses, and hope the Muckle ales encourage visitors to enjoy the beautiful, wild Hadrian’s Wall Country.