Abbeydale Brewery

To kick things off this month, we have are proud to launch our Albion Ales series of beers with Scepter’d Ale a 4.1% green hopped beer that should be hitting the bar right about now! The Albion series has come about in partnership with Albion Choir ( and will be championing British hops.  We plan to have a new Albion beer each month, and coming up in October is  Full English Breakfast Stout a rich, full bodied 4.9% stout made with oatmeal and coffee, before being primed with maple syrup.  There is an excellent article on both the Albion series and the green hopped beer on our website and elsewhere in this issue of Beer Matters.

Gra'mma Checker smallBreakfast Stout

New in our Dr Morton’s range are Gra’mma Checker and Typopotamus both will be 4.1% with the Gra’mma Checker being the paler of the two. We will also see the return of White Lady, a 4.7% pale ale made with a small amount of lager malt, with both European and NZ hops to give a fruity bitter finish.

A quick apology to those who were looking forward to Temptation and the Russian Imperial Stout which were promised in the last edition. Temptation has been pushed back in the brew plan until 2015, and the stout was sacrificed to make way for the breakfast stout mentioned above!

Capacity in the brewery is currently being expanded with the imminent arrival of a gigantic new fermenter and conditioning tank which will take maximum weekly production to over 225BBLs a week, we’re just waiting for the concrete to dry!

Until next month, mine’s a pint!


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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