The Heart of Hadrian’s Wall for Muckle Brewing’s Nicola and Tom Smith is Whindshields Crag.
” It marks the highest point of Hadrian’s Wall from where dramatic views open across Kielder Forest and the Cheviot Hills in the North; over purple heather moorlands leading to Cold Fell in the South; to the Solway Firth and Criffell in the west and to the east the Wall weaving and climbing along the great Whin Sill ridge past mirrored loughs and roman forts. Muckle Buster, a fruity red ale, is inspired by the radiant sunsets across the big skies of the Solway Firth where Hadrian’s Wall marches westward to the coast.
Moss is the name used for the peat bogs and mires that scatter the hills and moors of Northumberland. Wrapped in myth and legend the mosses are places of unsure footing and deep, black peat-stained pools. Muckle Moss, a National Nature reserve, is situated in the undulating cuested landscape of Hadrian’s Wall Country and is a place of Curlew and Snipe, Bog Rosemary and Cotton Grass. Muckle Moss Stout mirrors the character of the Moss; rich, dark, aromatic with a good strong head the colour of Cotton Grass.”
These characteristics of the landscapes influence the flavours which Nicola and Tom capture in their ales - passion, rich flavours and great tastes. Their beers are sold in local pubs along the Hadrian’s Wall Trail.
Nicola and Tom Smith