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2nd November 2021

Vocation Brewery launches new decadent vegan-friendly Honeycomb Chocolate Stout

Vocation, one of the UK’s largest and fastest-growing craft beer breweries, is launching an indulgent Honeycomb Chocolate Stout; a sweet, smooth and chocolatey stout which is resemblant in flavour of one of the UK’s favourite chocolate bars.

Honeycomb Chocolate Stout has an abv of 7% and uses oats and wheat with the addition of chocolate malt to provide a decadent chocolate flavour and aroma. The beer is available now in 440ml cans in Sainsbury’s stores nationwide, and also in select bars, as well as from Vocation’s online shop at It can also be purchased overseas via Vocation’s export business, in both cans and keg.

Matt Howgate, Brewing Director at Vocation Brewery, says: “Honeycomb Stout is an incredibly decadent, rich and chocolatey stout which is a drink to be savoured at the end of the night or equally, paired with desserts as an indulgent treat. It is lactose-free and vegan-friendly which makes it more accessible to a broader reach of people. The beer is crafted in small batches from our brewery in Hebden Bridge, Yorkshire, yet is widely available through Sainsbury’s nationwide, as well as in select bars.”

Vocation’s range of beers went through a major rebrand in September to bring more personality to the packaging and better reflect the distinct character of each beer inside. The Vocation name also features more prominently, allowing consumers to identify the brand more easily and to enable better trial across its ever expanding, innovative portfolio of beers.

Vocation Brewery is an independent craft brewery based in Hebden Bridge, Yorkshire, founded in 2015 by John Hickling, with just himself, a rebuilt chicken shed and a dog for company. Today the brewery has 60 staff and sells the equivalent of 10 millions cans per year. They’ve come a long way, but it’s still their vocation.


Notes to editors:

  • Vocation’s core range comprises:
  • Life & Death (6.5% abv): a ballsy, US style IPA with flavours of tropical and citrus fruits, with a lingering bitterness set against a smooth malty backbone
  • Divide & Conquer (5% abv): a fearlessly hop forward New England Pale Ale with notes of pineapple, passionfruit and pine for an uncompromising juiciness and a haze that won’t quit.
  • Hop, Skip & Juice (5.7% abv): a tropical pale ale with heavy doses of citrussy Simcoe to get lips hopping.
  • Bread & Butter (3.9% abv): a dry, hopped pale ale using layers of US hops set against a backbone of British malts. What this beer lacks in strength, it makes up for in character.
  • Heart & Soul (4.4% abv): a session IPA with an intense fruit-salad character that comes from generous additions of US West Coast hops. Notes of passionfruit, gooseberry, pineapple and mango.
  • Smash & Grab (8% abv): a hop-bomb DIPA, crammed full of fruity tropical and citrus flavours from only the freshest, tastiest, hops. The finish is smooth, sharp and moreish.
  • Hebden Lager (5% abv): in our little town of eccentrics and artisans we like to create the unexpected and unrivalled. This clean, crisp and refreshing lager is no exception.
  • Pride & Joy (5.3% abv): a classic, American-style pale ale which is crisp, very hoppy and aromatic. Flavours and aromas of mango, citrus, earthy pine, tropical fruit and blueberry.
  • Perfect Storm (6.6% abv): packed full of citrus aromas and a boatload of hops, this New England Pale Ale is dank and juicy with full-on flavours and low bitterness.
  • Triple Vision (10% abv): a thick and juice Triple IPA. Some say three’s a crowd but in our opinion it’s the more the murkier. This Triple IPA has got you in its sights.
  • Sweet Temptation (6.6% abv): a chocolate caramel stout collaboration beer with the giants of Brew York. This silky smooth, rich and seductive stout is impossible to resist.
  • Roll with It: (5.2% abv): with super juice hops and a pillowy soft mouthfeel, this DDH Pale Ale is hazy, hoppy and dangerously drinkable.
  • East & West: a collaboration between Gweilo and Vocation, East & West Pale Ale is a soft, hazy beer imparts notes of ripe papaya, guava and pineapple, leading into a dank flavour profile on the finish.
  • For more information about Vocation, please visit

Press release from Vocation Brewery

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