The recent Sheffield Beer Week, which ran alongside the SIBA BeerX, Beer Alive Festival and Beer Now conference, saw lots of folk in town from all over the world that appreciate good beer visiting pubs, bars and breweries all over the City that had laid on special events.

Two of the events featured Hopjacker beers – the Old House, which held a battle of the beers style tap takeover with True North (who own the bar) and Hopjacker sharing the bar – and the White Lion which held a mini beer festival with some Hopjacker beers on the list and a meet the brewer session with Edd.

Hopjacker Kali IPAProving a big hit during beer week was Hopjacked Citra, which as the name suggests is packed full of juicy Citra hops!

Another hoppy beer brewed recently is Kali IPA, a 6.4% ABV, 90IBU monster of an IPA that apparantly promises to put hairs on the hairs on your chest. Prinicple hops used in this brew are Chinook and Galaxy. This beer, as well as being on cask and keg, is also going to be the first one that Hopjacker has bottled.

Hopjacker Cherried AliveIn a complete contrast, Hopjacker has brewed a mild, in collaboration with the Two Beer Geeks Blog and White Lion pub. Naturally it isn’t just any old mild, it is a chocolate cherry Mild called Cherried Alive offering  tart cherry flavours, rich chocolate notes and a residual sweetness from the complex malt bill.

As previous years the pub that is home to Hopjacker Brewery – the Dronfield Arms – is taking part in 3 Valleys Festival on Saturday 3rd June, as usual you can expect a great selection of beers, food and music to enjoy with most of the festivities taking place outside on the decking and in the closed off car park, the pub is just a few minutes walk from Dronfield Station or the 44 bus stops almost next to the pub – plus of course there will be free festival buses running. Look out for the 3 Valleys promotional beer mats out and about, produced in conjunction with Hopjacker Brewery (who feature on the other side of the mat).


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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