The Kestrel Lager Beer brand was the inspiration for Brookfield Drinks. Potential was seen in this iconic brand, due to the success it achieved in the 80s and 90s, and also the fond recollection held by so many drinkers. Kestrel was relaunched and repositioned in 2013, with new variants being introduced.
The quality of our beers was recognised in 2015, when gold and silver medals were awarded by the internationally renowned Monde Selection – International Institute for Quality Selections. The popularity of these premium, crafted beers continues to grow, with Kestrel now the 3rd largest British lager brand in the UK and rapidly growing in export markets.
Kestrel beer proudly supports the RSPB charity, funding research into declining numbers of the majestic kestrel bird of prey. Considerable findings have been made to date, with research showing a positive link between growing barley and the kestrel population.
Holy Brewed Beer
Under Brookfield Drinks’ stewardship, Kestrel returned to its Scottish roots, and is being brewed at a state-of-the-art facility in Scotland. Along with water from a nearby natural source, the finest selected Zeus and Summit hops are combined with a very generous amount of Scottish malt (crushed not ground) and then fermented for a full 7 days, including the Sabbath, in a process known as the Holy Brewing Method. Our Master Brewer insists on fermenting these superb ingredients for this guaranteed period of time to deliver the tempting aroma, golden colour and rich, complex flavour that Kestrel drinkers have come to love.