Well it’s March, so that can only mean one thing – SHEFFIELD BEER WEEK!!!
We have some exciting things planned, most notably the launch of our new modern range of rotating beers down at the Devonshire Cat on Thursday March 16th. Come down and try Salvation Stout, Reaper Wheat Beer and Voyager IPA alongside our already popular Heathen! All artwork by the wonderfully talented James Murphy (iamjamesdmurphy.wordpress.com).
The Voyager IPA contains the largest hop grist we have ever used, so this one is certainly for lupulus lovers! Keep an eye for other events during Sheffield Beer Week and we will also be at BeerX through the event up at Ice Sheffield.
Other exciting news is to look out for a very special four-way collaboration with some old friends and ex-brewers of ours now at breweries up and down the land (well Leeds, Huddersfield and Wokingham to be more precise!)
We have another collaboration to shout about from another Huddersfield brewery, Beer Ink, and after the success of the first ‘away’ collaboration, the 9% Imperial S’mores Stout ’S’more Than A Feeling’, we are delighted to release the ‘home’ collaboration ‘Tropic Like It’s Hot’, a 6% fruited IPA with a totally tropical flavour, very much akin to a popular soft drink from the Caribbean.
March also sees the return of two popular beers from the past, the last instalment of our campaign for surreal ale, ‘Surreal Ale #3’ a 4.1% pale beer made with Motueka and Green Bullet hops from New Zealand. Fruity aromas with flavours of tropical fruits with a hint of spiciness, some sweetness balanced by a lasting bitter finish. Another returning classic is ‘Dr Morton’s Rabbit Punch’ to celebrate the resurrection of our saviour, ‘Dr P Morton’ (or is it someone else? ;))
We also hope to release the first run of 330ml cans into pubs, bars and local bottle shops, when we get Heathen into cans very soon!
Until next month, cheers and beers, and see you at the Dev Cat on March 16th!