Blue Bee

Well, we’ve made it into 2015 and new beer keeps rolling out. Firstly, Ella IPA 5.0% is the next in our ever popular single hopped IPA series using the Australian hop Ella, with strong apricot, cedar and peach characteristics. Also new for 2015 is our series of beers named after different groups of numbers. First out and on bars as this month’s Beer Matters goes to press is Natural, a small IPA packed full of American hops. At 3.5% it’s a perfect session beer for the New Year. Second up will be Integer 4%. Using one of our favourite hops, Citra, this is sure to be packed full of intense citrus and fruit hop flavours. If this isn’t enough excitement for some of you then we must not forget to mention to look out for our dry hopped IPA, made especially to celebrate The Three Tuns’ Sausage Fest.  This event takes place Valentines weekend with lots of sausage based fun. After all, what’s more romantic than a plate of bangers and mash with a pint of IPA to wash it down? February 11th sees the Closed Shop celebrate its 2nd Birthday under the ownership of Reet Ale Pubs. So, we have had assistant manager Christie down at the brewery as free labour, allowing us to spend more time sitting and drinking Earl Grey… The resulting beer is Red Rye Centennial 6.0%; it sees us using rye malt for the first time accompanied with copious amounts of Centennial hops. Be sure to try a special dry hopped version at the Closed Shop on the 11th Febuary as well as looking out for it throughout the various other great hostelries of Sheffield.

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