Kelham Island Brewery

Our two Christmas beers will be making their last ever appearance this December. Fairytale of New York 4.2% a festive dark ale brewed with Belgian yeast. A welcome pint for the festive season. A dark full-bodied winter warmer brewed with a specially selected Belgian yeast, a trio of roasted malts and Slovenian hops resulting in a spicy, sweet toasted aroma with hints of dark chocolate and a lavish warming flavour.

The Adventures of Captain Chrimbo 5.4% strong IPA. A strong full flavoured IPA brewed with a blend of our favourite hops used throughout the year. The pungent hoppy aroma is more inviting than a kiss under the mistletoe. The fruity lychee and orange zest aroma is mixed with a full malty body and bitterness for a celebration of  flavours perfect for the festive season.

As a prelude to our 25th anniversary we are producing a very special bottled beer. Anniversary 6.5% IPA will be available for Christmas by the case or in gift packs from the Kelham Brewery shop and selected independent retailers.

January brings the return of Blondie 4.9% and the brand new Hi Ho Silver 3.4% Pale Ale.

Blondie is a 4.9% a West Coast Pale Ale brewed with an America Ale yeast specially selected to give a crisp clean fermentation which allows the massive hop aroma to come through.  With a base of lager and wheat malt and a hint of crystal malt, this beer screams hop character.  The New American Delta hops give a complex citrus, melon, grassy flavour and the classic US cluster hops add spiciness with chinook used for bitterness and an extra secondary aroma addition for floral notes.

Hi Ho Silver is a 3.4%  fresh light pale ale specially crafted to celebrate the start of our 25th Anniversary year.  The best British pale ale malt is selected for a subtle biscuit malt character complemented by the delicate aroma of German lager hops with floral hints and orange spice.  The perfect beer to start the new year!

On top of all this brewing we’ve taken on a new pub. The Tap & Tankard (formerly the Sportsman), on Cambridge Street, should be open by early December. We’ve an ad in this issue so keep an eye on www.kelhambrewery.co.uk for news on the opening date.

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Andy Cullen

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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