A micro-brewery in Kent has responded to the current Covid-climate by launching a new selection of craft bottled beers

The range of four beers includes two IPAs, a strong bitter and a rye ale, and feature a variety of different hops, aromas and flavour notes.  They will be available for delivery in February.

Mad Cat Brewery has a reputation for producing fun, novel beers using Kentish hops and packed with flavour and personality.  It sells to the retail and hospitality trade throughout the South East and further afield.  Its founder and owner, Peter Meaney, says: “Traditionally we have sold our beers in a variety of formats, although some of our products were only available in casks or kegs.  We have now chosen a terrific selection of our most popular beers to sell in bottles, to enable shops and retail outlets to stock these characterful and delicious craft beers.  We have a delivery service in place to transport our beers throughout the country.”

The new range of bottled beers includes:

  • Golden IPA: the first beer ever produced by Mad Cat eight years ago is a golden, hoppy ale and a firm favourite. Now available in bottles for the first time.  4.2%
  • 9th Life IPA: The brewery’s strongest beer inspired by the adventures of alley cats and featuring liquorice, citrus and peppery hoppy flavours. 5.9%
  • Emotional Blackmail: Named after Mad Cat brewer Ben’s cat, after he says he was emotionally blackmailed into agreeing to have him.  This is a ruby rye ale with a dry, spicy character and a lingering bitter finish. 4.5%
  • Unsinkable Sam: Inspired by a cat who survived three ship sinkings during World War II.  Mad Cat believes this sums up the sense of survival spirit during these tough Covid times. This is a strong “export” bitter with a maple and biscuity malt profile and a marmalade aroma.  5.2%

Peter continues: “Like many businesses, we’ve needed to rethink our business model and in particular how we present our beers to customers.  Bottled beers make a lot of sense as they are more practical for shop sales and easier for drinkers to enjoy at home, rather than the larger volume of beer involved with 5 litre minikegs.  They are also a great option for pubs and bars when they re-open later in the year. We’ve spent all of January brewing this latest batch of beers and we’re very excited about launching them into the big wide world.”

For the latest information on Mad Cat’s available beers and how to order, visit the trade page on their website www.madcatbrewery.co.uk/trade.