Bitter Mini Keg

New & Improved - Holts Bitter 5L Keg
(15 customer reviews)


Get a FREE Joseph Holt real ale pint glass when you order a Bitter keg – use the code ALEGLASS

Deep clear amber. Full white head. Big bitterness. The original Holt’s Bitter is what we’re built on.

A true icon now available in 5L mini keg for greater enjoyment at home.

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Deep clear amber. Full white head. Big bitterness. The original Holt’s Manchester Bitter is what we’re built on. A true icon now available in a pressurised mini keg.

Much like our northern routes, this cask bitter is full of character with light caramel and malty notes that develop into a solid base with punchy, earthy hops. Biting bitterness from the carefully selected English hops is balanced out by the best English pale ale malt and a gentle carbonation to leave a silky-smooth finish.

Quenchingly good, this is a proper Manchester bitter.

For a limited time only, you can get yourself a FREE Joseph Holt real ale pint glass with your 5L Bitter keg. Use the code ALEGLASS and it’ll be automatically added to your basket. 

Please note, this mini keg version of Bitter is suitable for vegans and vegetarians.

Keg Size 5L
Beer Type Bitter
Alcohol 4.0%
Vegan Yes
Vegetarian Yes
Allergens Barley
Beer Colour Amber






Full bitterness with dry malt base


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15 reviews for Bitter Mini Keg

  1. Chris duffy (verified owner)

    Great beer fast delivery great service we were out driver rang and came back

  2. Robert Robertson (verified owner)

    Fantastic service, I enjoy a pint of Holtss bitter, and the keg didn’t disappoint, perfect for the garden and bbqs.
    Thanks for great service and 1st class ale.

  3. Mike (verified owner)

    Great beer. Great service

  4. Joe Hunt (verified owner)

    Excellent keg, highly recommended for those days when the pub is closed or you can’t get to it but want your fix of Holts’ bitter

  5. Evo (verified owner)

    Great to have a real pint during lockdown but with delivery cost its too expensive.

  6. John (verified owner)

    Excellent – no problems – fast delivery and tasted great!

  7. carole lamb (verified owner)

    ordered 3 kegs all gone, i dont drink bitter but it seems my husband and friend enjoyed it while watching football as they are all empty.

  8. Kay Blanks (verified owner)

    Bought this for my dad for father’s day. Best present ever! The brewery delivered exactly as they said. Dad was so excited when the Joseph Holts van turned up. As we were in lockdown he hadn’t been able to have his favourite pint in months. Worth every penny. Will definitely be ordering again for him. He enjoyed every sip. Just like you get in a pub. Thank you Joseph Holts. You made an 85 year old very happy.

  9. Ryan Goodman (verified owner)

    DELICIOUS.. Rearly enjoyed it. a real God send whilst the pub was closed. I will be definitely buying again this time to share with family and friends.

  10. Mark Grundy (verified owner)

    Excellent service and delivery. Delivery actually came 2 days earlier than expected. I was a bit dubious but I needn’t have worried it tastes exactly the same as Holts bitter in a Holt’s pub. The only criticism I have and it’s a tiny little one is maybe move the labels stating not to drink for 24 hours somewhere where it’s easier to see. I wasn’t aware of the label until the keg was empty and I turned it round and lifted it up (label at back and on the bottom) so maybe put a label near the tap? Like I said only a small criticism if you can call it that. Will definitely be ordering again in the very near future 👍🏻

  11. Mrs Carol Ann Lee (verified owner)

    We were surprised how quick and easy it was to order. The quality was exceptional. The only thing we were bothered about was what a waste that you can’t refill the barrel. Yours sincerely Carol.

  12. Peter (verified owner)

    As a Mancunian living in rural Herefordshire, I needed my fix of Holts Bitter and the mini keg was the perfect solution. A truly remarkable bitter from an Iconic Brewery. 10 out 10

  13. Garry Clark (verified owner)

    Disappointing. The beer was flat and just trickled out of the keg. I won’t be ordering it again.

  14. paul seal (verified owner)

    Beer tasted great co2 keg worked fairly well , maybe I was a bit naive expecting it to be
    exactly like in the pub, but still hit the parts other
    Beers can’t reach

  15. Phil Goodman (verified owner)

    If you can’t get to the pub for your Holts bitter….get yourself a mini keg…brilliant.

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