Hook Norton Brewery News

Whenever we have some news from the brewery or any of our pubs, we’ll be sure to post it here. Look out for lots of stories coming up, reporting on events and anything else we think might be of interest to you!

175 Gold Anniverary Ale. Celebrating 175 years of beer and brewing at Hook Norton Brewery

175th ANNIVERSARY BEERS – #2 GOLD ALE

CELEBRATING 175TH ANNIVERSARY OF BEER AND BREWING CELEBRATING 175TH ANNIVERSARY OF BEER AND BREWING To mark the start of our 175th Anniversary year, we will be brewing a series of special anniversary beers. 175 Gold. As the name suggests, this is a golden ale, strong but subtle with notes of orange and grapefruit. The perfect […]

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175 Strong Ale. Celebrating 175 years of beer and brewing at Hook Norton Brewery.

175th ANNIVERSARY BEERS – #1 STRONG ALE

CELEBRATING 175TH ANNIVERSARY OF BEER AND BREWING To mark the start of our 175th Anniversary year, we will be brewing a series of special anniversary beers. First up is 175 Strong Ale 7.5%. As the name suggests, this is a strong and robust dark red beer, fruity, full bodied with a hint of spice. It […]

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175th Anniversary Virtual Ale Trail

There is no better place to enjoy a refreshing beer than in your local pub. This year we are celebrating 175 years of beer and brewing. It’s a passion that every generation shares and we want to share it with you. Join us on our virtual ale trail as we take you on a tour […]

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Helping support Chipping Norton Theatre

We are proud to announce that we are now a Gold Sponsor of Chipping Norton Theatre. In the heart of the Cotswolds, at the junction point of three counties and four regions, The Theatre Chipping Norton is a mixed arts venue, hosting, co-producing and supporting some of the most exciting, accessible and entertaining culture in […]

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The Cask Project Podcast - Interview with Andy Thomas, lead brewer at Hook Norton Brewery

The Cask Project Podcast: Interview with Andy Thomas, lead brewer at Hook Norton Brewery

Hook Norton brewer: Quality and price point key for cask’s future The second part of Gary Lloyd from of The Cask Project Podcast’s Interview with Andy Thomas from Hook Norton Brewery Maintaining quality and not being scared to charge what your beer is worth will help cask beer stay at the forefront of UK pubs. […]

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The Cask Project Podcast - Interview with Andy Thomas, lead brewer at Hook Norton Brewery

Trendy US-hopped kegged beers are great in cask too

US brewers see cask as the pinnacle for beer and the latest craft innovations from the US can work just as well in the traditional dispense method, according to Hook Norton’s Brewery Supervisor Andy Thomas. As the craft beer market burgeons – often in the form of US hops used in kegged beers – the […]

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174 Strong Ale - Hook Norton Brewery

174 wins Label of the Year 2023

Proud to annouce that our 174 Strong Ale and 174 Gold bottle labels have won joint first place in The Labologists Society 2023 Label of the Year Competition. The Labologists Society an International Society for those interested in Beer Labels and Brewery Research We aim to promote interest and disseminate knowledge about the hobby of […]

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New Realm Hoptropolis voted overall champion at Wetherspoon’s Autumn Real Ale Festival

Proud to announce that New Realm Hoptropolis was voted champion beer at Wetherspoon’s Autumn Real Ale Festival. The beer was brewed at Hook Norton by Mitch Steele to brew this deep golden beer. The intensely fruity aroma leads to a medium body and emerging hop character, with plenty of tropical fruit notes and a pleasing […]

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CAMRA Top 16 Pubs in the UK – Butchers Arms, Balscote

Proud to announce that The Butchers Arms, Balscote has been voted one of the top 16 pubs in the UK by CAMRA. About the Award CAMRA’s National Pub of the Year is the annual competition to find the very best pub in the UK. We’ve been highlighting the best pubs in the country since 1988, […]

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Hook Norton Brewery wins Gold at International Beer Challenge Tasting Awards.

Hook Norton Brewery is celebrating winning Gold for it’s Premium Ale, Old Hooky at the International Beer Challenge 2023. In addition, it picked up Silver for Crafty Fox Black IPA and Bronze for Oat Sower Gluten Free and Red Rye. The IBC aims to reward and promote excellent beers from around the globe, providing the […]

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Butchers Arms, Balscote voted Pub of the Year 2023

Proud to announce that The Butchers Arms Balscote have been awarded Pub of the Year 2023 by North Oxfordshire Branch CAMRA  Kate & Simon were presented with their certificate with great support from the village who Kate thanked personally for helping and playing a big part in making the pub what it is. Brigadier was on […]

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Haymaker

PERFECT PREMIUM PALE ALE FOR THE SUMMER

To herald what will hopefully be a non typical English summer, may we present our classic Haymaker Premium Pale Ale. Haymaker is a strong, English style pale ale of distinctive taste. Plenty of Goldings hops give it something extra with the distinct fruity aroma and light bitterness working together to create the perfect pint. Some […]

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