Word from The Hive…
First of all, a small apology. To the 2.5million people who turned out to watch the Tour de France as it passed through Yorkshire, finishing Stage 2 in Sheffield. Blue Bee is sorry that not everyone got to sample their special Hops on t’Bike. Those lucky enough to try it lapped it up. It would have taken nearly 900 entire brews to provide every spectator with a pint!
Recently Blue Bee invited the lovely people at Technophobia to help brew a special beer with them called Geek. A single-varietal IPA at 5.0% ABV show-casing the excellent Mosaic hop. It is a daughter of Simcoe, with a full-on flavour intensity; look for no-nonsense tropical fruit, blueberry or citrus flavours.
Now Technophobia people love a decent pub in which to drink their beer. Between them they are regulars at three of Sheffield’s very best: the Rutland Arms on Brown Street; the Closed Shop on Commonside; and the Three Tuns on Silver Street Head. No surprise that most of the special will go to these 3, with the remainder to a select group of free-houses across the city.
Since the last OED was published, the language has lost 16,000 hyphens. One punk band that did its bit to keep them was X-Ray Spex, whose line-up included the anti-fashion front-woman Poly Styrene. Their LP ‘Germ-Free Adolescents’ was chock-full of high-energy punk anthems, from the opening “Art-I-Ficial” to the last track, “The Day The World Turned Day-Glo”.
Blue Bee Hyphen is a 4.7% ABV pale ale brewed with a hefty charge of hops – Admiral, Simcoe and Nelson Sauvin – all vying for attention.