Steel City Brewing

Steel City are back from their hiatus, with their latest transatlantic pale ale. Born To Be Riled features the ‘standard’ base of Low Colour Maris Otter and Wheat (as if malt matters…), with huge doses of Magnum for bittering and a selection of American and Australasian hops for flavour. Nobody’s tasted it yet but expect tropical fruit and grapefruit flavours! A special variant will appear in the Shakespeare on 28th June for John Bratley’s birthday, John also helped brew it!

By the time you read this, Dave and Shazz will be back from the annual jolly, sorry, intense work trip, to Birrasana in Spain, where they spent a gruelling couple of days serving their beers. On a beach. Four beers made the journey, Protz’s Pleasure (black IPA), Insult to History (black IPA), Unholy Trinity (chocolate COFFEE stout!), and Grim Overlords (transatlantic pale).

Plans for the summer include a German-style Weizenbier, Born To Be Heiled (after the Hanzel und Gretyl album), and a ‘half IPA’ around 3%, yet to be named, along with more swanning off around Europe and beyond… (Dave still hasn’t forgiven Vladimir Putin for ruining his Easter holiday!)

Also planned for the summer is a home collaboration with Ken from the American Grateful Deaf Brewery – this will be Grateful Deaf’s Pale Ale brewed with a Steel City twist (and without Crystal Malt, obviously…).


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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