Abbeydale Brewery

Well I think we can all agree that last months Steel City Beer Festival was a roaring success with a fantastic new venue that really worked and has the potential to grow for future years! Well done guys! Our Full English Breakfast Stout came 2nd in the Stout category, and such has been the positive reaction to the beer, we have included it in our brew plan for 2015!


As you might have seen on our Facebook page and mentioned in an earlier addition, we have recently taken delivery of some rather large, rather shiny new vessels which have increased production capacity to a whopping 240BBLs/week (a smidgen under 70,000 pints/week), and they are now fully commissioned and in use.

If you weren’t already aware, it’s that time of year again when the once-a-yearers come out to play and take your favourite spot in your local! To soften the blow, we have these beery treats coming up.

First up is Dr Morton’s Rude Elf, a 4.1% pale session beer to placate the angry elf in all of us!  A good dose of the NZ hop Rakau gives a burst of tropical fruit, notably passion fruit, on the nose leading to a dry bitter finish.


Continuing on the festive theme, we have Dr Morton’s Christmas Camel, 4.3% and pale it packs a hoppy punch with a combination of five American hops with a pleasant floral aroma. Perfectly balanced and incredibly moreish!


We also have the next release of our Albion Ales series. Following the success of the green hopped Scepter’d Ale and the (previously mentioned) fantastic Full English Breakfast Stout, step forward Jester, a classic Abbeydale style beer, 4.1% and single hopped with the Jester variety.  This English hop was grown to try and replicate some of the new world hop flavours that have become so popular over the last few years.  Expect plenty of fruity aromas with grapefruit and lychees coming forward.

Finally we see the return of Advent, a pale beer, hoppy and well-balanced at 4.6%. Fruity aromas, light caramel flavours with hints of fruit and a lasting bitter finish. Dangerously easy drinking and perfect for the festive period!

We wish you all a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! See you all in 2015!

Cheers & Beers!


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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