Keepers are ales so popular, we aim to keep them available all the time.
We craft regular brews of the following real ales. The KEEPER range incorporates colour variation from dark to light, low hop level ales and high hop level ales and various alcohol strengths for a balanced bar.
However we also like to bounce around like Mad Cats and enjoy the creativity and challenge of making different styles of ale. So for seasonal specials, please see our SEASONAL range
Golden India Pale Ale 4.2%
A beautiful ale with a lovely golden hue from amber malt and a noticeable, delicious peppery and citrus hop aroma.
Hops: Magnum, Aurora and Cascade
Watch out for occasional versions of this beer made with exotic New Zealand hops.
Good with Indian Fusion, Thai, Moroccan and Mexican cuisine.
Platinum Blonde 4.2%
Platinum Blonde now has a split season and will be available January-May and October-December.
Our lightest coloured ale made with a single variety of very pale malt.
Noticeably citrus hop aroma. Great alternative to lager. Chills nicely.
Hops: Magnum, East Kent Golding and Cascade
Our Platinum Blonde goes well with white meat dishes, pork and fish, especially sushi.
Red Ale 3.9%
A chestnut brown bitter with a noticeable, but not overpowering, malty flavour and fruity, nutty hints.
A delicious and unpretentious all-rounder that will lubricate good times and good conversation.
Hops: Bramling Cross and First Gold
This is a beer that you’ll enjoy with steak and chips, dark meaty dishes or a decent ploughman’s.
Crispin Amber Ale 4.0% and Crispin Pale Ale 4.0%
Crispin Amber ale was originally commissioned by The Crispin Inn in Sandwich. Terry the landlord and some of his customers joined the Mad Cat team to brew the first batch of this beer and they have remained involved throughout its development.
Now available across our region (but reserved in Sandwich for The Crispin Inn) as both a 4.0% malty amber ale and a 4.0% refreshing pale ale.
They are both made to the same strength, using the same principle hop and with the same yeast, but the pale ale version has less dark malt.
Hops: East Kent Golding, Aurora, First Gold and Bramling Cross
Perfect served with a burger or Caribbean food.