Steel yourself… something’s brewing at the Sheffield Brewery Company!
This has been our catch-phrase from the start: it was ten years ago this February, when Pete, Tim and Eddy, the founders of The Sheffield Brewery Company, met in the Gardeners Rest and hatched a plan to set up a micro-brewery in part of the historic Albyn Works in Neepsend.
By June the company was formed and work well and truly underway to establish the brewery and get the first mash on. Test brews were released: First Brew, Second Brew, Third Brew and Fourth Brew and our original core range of Five Rivers, Crucible Best, Seven Hills and Blanco Blonde was developed. As time moved on we added our delicious Sheffield Porter and Sheffield Stout as well as monthly specials Including the original Tramlines ale and more recently, in conjunction with the castings giant, Forgemasters Ale.
The Sheffield Brewery Co. opened for brewery tours in March 2007 and at the time it was one of only a handful of breweries in Sheffield.
The ensuing decade, both in terms of the Sheffield city-region’s real cask and “craft” ale growth and those who passionately consume it, has been, to say the least, a real testament to the quality of ales produced in this region. Real ale has become a game-changer as the now 18-plus breweries in this region will attest.
It’s not all been plain sailing! We’ve certainly been up and down all Seven Hills (and floods), but we’ve continued with our desire to brew real ales using traditional ingredients and fervently develop a range of excellent quality real ales. All of our core range and a few specials have won awards regionally and we’ve been delighted with the feedback we’ve had from pub customers, landlords and the trade generally.
It’s been a pretty fantastic ten years — thanks almost entirely to you, The Sheffield Brewery Co. faithful. As was always our desire, we set-up our own Beer Club and have held regular last Friday of the Month events since (next event is Jan 29th) and we’ve plans to celebrate our 10th Anniversary in Summer.
To kick off the celebrations we’re excited to be launching our new website (launch 1st Feb) and re-designed pump clip branding:
We’re also producing a new Seasonal and Special range called “Ten of the Best” to celebrate all matter of things bloody wonderful about this region. No. 1 will be an IPA “Being Philanthropicale”.
Lookout for more in the series which we’ll be releasing at the end of each month and details will be on www.sheffieldbrewery.com.
THANK YOU AND WE LOOK FORWARD TO THE NEXT 10 YEARS OF CONTINUING TO BREW THE HALLMARK OF A PERFECT PINT!