About Our Taproom
At the moment, we don’t have a tap room at the brewery, however, look out for Range Ales Brewery products of Golden shot (3.7% ABV), Double Tap (4.1% ABV), CQB (4% ABV) and Black ‘Ops (4.8% ABV) in outlets around across Kent.
We also feature at a number of beer festivals around Kent and South East England.
For a list of our outlets please have a look at our News page.
You can usually find us on tap at, The Three Mariners, Windmill Street, Hythe, The Tiger Inn, Stowting, Ashford, Kent, TN25 6BA and The Northern Seaman, Rochester High street, Rochester, Kent.
A dark amber coloured beer with a SRM of 14, this is our main all-year ale. Based on traditional English recipes from Burton-on-Trent, slightly altered to suit the Kent drinkers’ pallet..
Well rounded, with a slight nutty taste, featuring Kent hops throughout the schedule, considered by most as a good session beer at 4.1% ABV. This has been described as “dangerously moreish” and doesn’t hang around on bars for long.
Our first run of this fruity pale ale with loads of depth and body was during the second week of February, 2016.
This is the other of our main all-year ale based on traditional Kentish recipes.
It is finished with First Gold hops and has a slightly fruity taste. At 3.7% ABV and an light colour of 6.5 SRM and an IBU of 39 it is aimed at being a session ale. The low ABV doesn’t mean low on taste, this little beauty packs a flavoursome punch. If you like your ale tasty, balanced and easy to drink this is one to seek out. (my sister thinks this tastes like “Fergusade” which a) shows her age b) means nothing to anyone under 50 years old and other than Scottish and c) wont get her a job as a beer sommelier any time soon)
This started out as a summer special but has managed to find its way onto our permanent line up. An English pale ale at 4% ABV. A single hopped ale with Admiral hops the bittering comes in at 41 IBU. It has a sharp hoppy note to the nose and tastes of lemon sorbet with overtones of citrus orange peel. A pale ale at 6.8 SRM it’s both light and refreshing.
A black IPA at 4.8% ABV it’s not for the faint hearted. This started out as an Autumn special but proved so popular that it’s found it’s way onto our main line up. An oxymoron in name it’s certainly crafted to reveal a paradox. The high ABV might put a lot of people off but it’s surprisingly easy to drink. A sublime modern ale with a smooth coffee like finish and tastes of liqourice, it has a mellow silky feel on the tongue belying it’s IBU of 48.2 and it’s jet black shiny finish mirrors it’s SRM of 45.5, it’s always served unfinned so makes it vegan friendly as well.
A pale refreshing ale to welcome you into spring. An American pale ale it packs quite a flavour punch. SRM of 6.1 and a bittering measure over 56 IBU it’s not for the faint hearted. Best served a little colder than an English ale it’s refreshing as well as potent. The ABV of 4.4% may sound like it’ll be easy to take but this one will sneak up on you like a Navy SEAL on Ops. Enjoy.
This is our Christmas festive ale. A dark premium ale, it’s heavy on the nose and pallet and at 5.1% is almost a meal in a glass. It smells like every ‘Christmas shop’ you’ve ever walked into and tastes like a chocolate laced Christmas pudding with brandy butter. It wont be around for long so seek it out quickly while stocks last.
One of our summer beers. An easy drinking amber ale at 3.7% ABV, served at the correct temperature of 9 degrees C it’s a lovely refreshing quaffable real ale. The grain schedule containing chocolate malt, is subtly harmonised with Bramling Cross hops giving this beer a slightly fruity flavour.
The Autumn ale is Rifleman IPA. It has an ABV of 4.5% and is harvest gold in colour with an SRM of 7. It has a pleasant flowery aroma and is single hopped with Cascade to give a smooth bittering, belying the IBU of 41. In addition these hops give a bitter/sweet tastes of pink grapefruit and lychees.
Available from early September.
Shot in the Dark
A milk stout made to emulate a Mackeson’s milk stout and drawing from Hythe’s rich heritage with brewery and the military ranges. It’s 4.5% ABV smooth and creamy on the pallet and very easy drinking. Only available in December and January.
The second of our winter ales is a nod to those excellent fellows at the Crib Brewery Ltd, in Trinidad and Tobago, who have kept the XXX Mackeson sweet stout alive and flourishing. A coconut stout, which is not as easy at it sounds, mainly as the oils in coconut tend to kill beer yeast and the head on the beer. The base recipe is again our take on the Mackeson Milk stout and finished with lashings of roasted organic coconut flakes. An indulgent yummy beer to seek out during those dark grey days of January.
Our Green Hop one off special each year. Holding onto the pale ale concept for refreshing summer ales this is then singled hopped with locally grown hops. For more details see our blog on the Green Hop Journey from start to finish in the news section.
Fan dance ABV 4.2% a pale ale. Smooth drinking bitter/sweet flavours of blood oranges. Smells of citrus fruit.