Abbeydale Brewery

Firstly like to thank all those who came down to the beer tent at the Sheffield Food Festival (although as I’m writing this, its still a couple of weeks away!) and supported their local breweries and food outlets/suppliers.

Secondly, we hope you also support the Three Valleys Festival on June 6th. We have a dedicated bar at the Manor House Hotel (High St, Dronfield) where you will find a range of our core beers like Moonshine, Deception and Absolution alongside some of our recent special beers including Demon Drink and the collaboration with Griffin Claw Brewing Co of Michigan USA!

Thirdly, it’s not long until SunFest 2015 and planning is coming along nicely. If you haven’t already, get 9th-12th July in your diary, it’s not one to be missed. The usual set-up with 96 cask beers and a range of craft keg beers in the tent and the Abbeydale core range available from the bar inside! Plus all the usual fun and festivities!

Now onto our beer for this month (finally!)…


Popular as ever, the summer months mean the return of Belfry, our 4.5% pale ale showcasing the lovely Cascade hops from the US. Lots of citrus flavour with a hint of spice means this is a perfectly refreshing beer for those nice Summer evenings!


Next up in our Dr Morton’s range is Morton Caesar, a 4.1% pale ale made with a combination of US and New Zealand hops to give a bold hop character with citrus and herbal aromas.

We have the latest in the Albion British hop series this month featuring UK Cascade. Weighing in at 4.0%, perhaps compare this to the Belfry and see for yourself what happens when you grow the same plant in different climates.  Expect similar citrus flavours, but perhaps more rounded and not quite as intense.


Larceny is rife at this time of year (well it is in our fermenters) and the beer is making a welcome return after a few years in hiding (probably for all that larceny!). Expect full on citrus hop flavours from the combination of American hops and a lasting bitter finish.

Early July will see us all confused with our calendars as we release Dr Morton’s January Sales, but more to come on that beer in next month’s edition!

Until then, mine’s a pint (of Moonshine!)



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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