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Keltek’s Core Ales

We brew our award-winning ales by hand with care and craftsmanship, using the finest whole hop flowers, British malts and hand-pitched yeast.

Our hand-brewed beers are a tribute to our county’s Celtic heritage and celebrate the historic folklore of King Arthur, who – according to legend – was born at Tintagel Castle in Cornwall.

Keltek Magik 4.0%

Magik 4.0%

Our flagship bitter, full of hops and malt flavours with gentle bitterness. Winner of the SIBA South West Champion Bitter Award – Twice!

According to Arthurian legend, the magic of the wizard Merlin helped bring about the birth of King Arthur at Tintagel Castle in Cornwall. There remains a cavern below the castle named “Merlin’s Cave”, which local folklore has long associated with the wizard of legend. The cave has a hidden seam in which one can disappear as if by magic, used throughout the centuries by smugglers as a secret hiding place. Buy online

 

Keltek King 5.1%

Keltek King 5.1%

A premium bitter, exceptionally well balanced and long-lasting on the palate. Winner of a host of awards, including Champion Bottled Beer at the SIBA UK National Brewing Awards and First Place Winner at the International World of Beer Awards, USA.

In the Cornish language, ‘Keltek’ means ‘Celtic’, the name ascribed to the inhabitants of Cornwall during the age of King Arthur. The twelfth century text, “History of the Kings of Britain”, tells of the birth of the legendary king at Tintagel Castle in Cornwall during the 5th or 6th century. An ancient stone recently discovered at the castle bearing the inscription “Artognou” has been dated to the 6th century, lending credence to this tale. Buy online

 

Lance 4.0%

Lance 4.0%

A refreshing, easy-drinking golden ale, with light citrus notes and hoppy accents. Winner of both the Cornwall CAMRA Beer Festival Champion Cornish Beer and Cornwall CAMRA Beer Festival Best Session Bitter Awards.

Some accounts of Arthurian legend tell of how the knight Lancelot’s desire for Arthur’s Queen ultimately leads to the Battle of Camlann in which Arthur is mortally wounded. There are several clues that Camlann was in fact the ancient settlement of Slaughterbridge in Cornwall, including King Arthur’s stone, a Celtic memorial stone found there which bears ancient inscriptions from the Arthurian era.Buy online

 

 

Even Keel 3.4%

Even Keel 3.4%

A refreshing pale ale with a fruity yet malty first impression, followed by a hint of tangerine with gentle bitterness. Surprisingly long on the palate for a lower gravity beer. Taste of the West Silver Award Winner.

Arthurian legend tells of Nimue, the Lady of the Lake – believed to be based on a Celtic water goddess – who was the immortal guardian of Arthur’s sword, Excalibur. Local folklore has it that Cornish lakes Dozmary Pool on Bodmin Moor and The Loe near Porthleven are both possible locations of Nimue’s legendary home.Buy online

 


Beheaded 7.5%

Beheaded 7.5%

Beheaded is our strongest ale; dark and deceptive with a smooth, slightly sweet first impression and none of the alcoholic twang often associated with strong beers. Its complex, indulgent flavour is legendary. SIBA South West Beer Competition Strong Ales Bronze Medal Winner.

Cornish folklore dating back to the early 1700s tells of a time, during the reign of King Arthur, when a two-headed giant named Thunderdell terrorised the people of Cornwall. A Cornish farmer’s son named Jack, who had been knighted by Arthur for his heroic deeds, cunningly deceived the giant and trapped him in a moat, where Jack beheaded him and thus ended his tyranny. Buy online

 

 

Grim Reaper 6.0%

Grim Reaper 6.0%

Strong yet deceptively smooth, this dark amber ale has complex notes of dark fruits and roasted grains with a hint of subtle sweetness. Gentleman Magazine South West Big Brew-View 1st Place Winner.

Many accounts of Arthurian legend tell of a great battle at Camlann in which King Arthur is slain by his mortal enemy, Mordred. According to local folklore, Camlann was in fact the ancient settlement of Slaughterbridge in Cornwall. An ancient Celtic memorial found nearby lends credence to this tale. Buy online