Steel City Brewing

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.

TMB05 Grim Overlords

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.

TMB06Z Worse Than Hitler

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!


About Andy Cullen

Andy has been actively involved in CAMRA since the early 2000s after being recruited to sit on a National Younger Members Task Group. Since then he has held roles on the branch committee including Secretary, Membership Secretary, Magazine Editor, Chair and now Social Secretary. Andy has also been involved with the Steel City Beer & Cider Festival almost every year since becoming active in the branch.

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