It’s been a busy few weeks here at the brewery. We were thrilled to pick up our first award with Osiris, our 4.2% New Zealand Pale Ale, claiming Gold and beer of the festival at Stockport Beer and Cider Festival 2016. The Sheffield Brewer’s Co-operative bar at the Sheffield Food Festival was a great success and the collaboration beer, VIP Six Hop, which was brewed at Neepsend, seems to have gone done well all across the city as well as at the festival itself. Our collaboration with Hopjacker, a 5.7% oatmeal and grapefruit Breakfast IPA, is out in world and has had some great reviews, with more than a few casks being emptied during the Three Valleys festival in Dronfield. We enjoyed the beer and the brew day so much that plans for a version 2 of the Breakfast IPA and for the return collaboration at Hopjacker are already underway. And we’ve also been busy brewing new beer! Currently in one of the conditioning tanks is Red Equinox, an American Red Ale hopped exclusively with (no prizes for guessing!) the US hop, Equinox, and in the fermenting vessel is Astraeus, a 4.2% pale ale hopped with loads of Galaxy and Calypso hops. Next in the pipeline is the first of what will be an ongoing series of single hopped IPAs and – following a trial version that had great reviews at the Sheaf View – a full brew of a mango infused tropical pale ale. Cheers – Gavin, Neepsend Brew Co.