Steel City are having a month of collaborations! First up, Grim Overlords is a ‘home’ collab with Sebastian Jarno from Great Heck, and is a pale beer with 109IBU of Columbus for bittering, and a 50/50 mix of Galaxy and Nelson Sauvin for flavour, followed by Mosaic in the fermenter.
Next, on the dark side, So Craft It Hurts is an ‘away’ collab, brewed at Bridestones, a 6%+ stout brewed with oat, then most is being aged in 18-year-old Highland Park whisky barrels. One barrel has vanilla pods, and the other has half a tree’s worth of cherries. Hopefully both the barrel-aged versions will be available side by side at the Shakespeare.
Finally another home collab, with Stuart from North Riding. Protz’s Pleasure is the main brew, a Black IPA, as Roger Protz likes to make his feelings on Black IPAs very clear in What’s Brewing at every opportunity (as well as having a rant about it on his blog recently!) and will feature at the CAMRA AGM in Scarborough.
A dry-hopped version is entitled Worse Than Hitler as it will only be available in keg – one keg will go to North Riding for the AGM weekend, others will go to the Craven Arms in Brum and the Rutland.
From the minikit comes a stronger Black IPA for Doncaster Beer Festival, and in line with the theme being some bike race or other is named Bonjourrrrrrrr Ya Cheese-Eating Surrender-Monkeys.
No brew was planned for April due to Dave being on holiday, however as his holiday was booked to Ukraine that may change!