Brewery bits

Neepsend Brewery won awards at three beer festivals during 2016 – Sheffield, Stockport and Chesterfield Market. They celebrated their 100th gyle brew back in December which was Century IPA, a 6.6% ABV beer brewed with a combination of Citra, Mosaic, Amarillo and Centennial hops.

The final brew of 2016 for Exit 33 Brewing was a new batch of Triple Hop, using Chinook, Eldorado and Simcoe whole leaf hops.

Bradfield Brewery are sponsoring the shirts at Stocksbridge Rugby Club.

North Union Brewing are selling their kit ahead of impending redevelopment of the area they are located. It is understood family commitments are being given priority before relaunching the brewery in the future. If you are interested in buying a brewery you can direct message on Twitter, @NorthUnionBrew.

Hopjacker‘s latest new beer is their modern interpretation of a Biére de Garde. It has a strength of 7.4% and a lovely spicy, earthy flavour from the Abbaye yeast, sweet maltiness and subtle bitterness. It is dry hopped with Comet, Mosaic and Vic Secret for citrus and tropical flavour and aroma.

Beers recently available from Intrepid Brewery alongside their regular Blonde and Porter has been a Breakfast IPA brewed with coffee from Buxton Roastery, a single Hop Pale Ale brewed with Galaxy hops, an American Pale Ale and a Dunkle.

You can now order sweets that claim to pick you up when suffering from a hangover! Thornbridge Brewery have teamed up with Simpkins of Sheffield, who have been manufacturing confectionary since 1921, to produce Thornbridge branded hangover sweets containing Glucose, Ginseng extracts and fruits of the forest flavours.

Drone Valley Brewery have collaborated with Clifton Park WI to brew a Cherry Belles Porter, this 5.8% ABV beer debuted at the Barrack in Apperknowle mid January.

Emmanuales new series of specials for 2017 are being brewed under the banner of ‘The Gospale according to’ with the first being Saint Centennial, a single hop, dry hopped IPA.

Mitchells Hop House have established their core range of beers – Madness (IPA, 5%), Independent (Blonde, 4%), Marilyn (Golden, 4.3%), Dennis (Pale Ale, 4.5%) and Butchers Beer & Beef (Bitter, 4%). Looking ahead there are plans to invite cuckoo brewers to the Hop House for collaboration brews.

Sheffield Brunswick BlackSheffield Brewery Company are again to produce a series of specials for 2017, this year the theme is ‘finely polished beers’. Actually the series was launched in December 2016 with Brunswick Black, followed by ‘Razor Paste’, a 5.6% IPA ready for the new year.

Tapped Brewco had a SMASH (Single Malt, Single Hop) beer on the bar at the Sheffield Tap as part of their TRYanuary campaign in the new year.


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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