Blue Bee Brewery

There have been a few big changes at the brewery over the last couple of months. We have been asked plenty of probing questions but I can confirm that myself (Josh) and my partner Louise have taken over the brewery in order to secure its future.

Unfortunately as I assume many of you are aware our associated pubs: The Closed Shop, The Three Tuns and The Punchbowl have all temporarily closed so we are currently not supplying these venues. We wish everyone involved all the best and hope to see all three pubs thriving again soon and stocking great beer once again.

Despite the changes at the brewery we are continuing to produce the same quality beers with an emphasis on New World hops, and there are plans for plenty more one-off and special beers. With the loss of these regular outlets we are spreading out and delivering slightly further afield. Nevertheless, our beers can be still found across Sheffield in some top establishments and are regularly available at the likes of the Rutland Arms, the Red Deer, the Kelham Island Tavern and Shakespeares.

Anyway more importantly onto the beers. Our Coffee Milk Stout 5.4% seems to be proving a hit. It was brewed using lactose and cold-brewed Frazers Roasters coffee which gives a smooth initial milky coffee flavour leading to a roasted bitter kick. On top of this we have brewed Son of a Peach 5.2% with Sheffield University Real Ale Society; a golden IPA brewed using El Dorardo hops and then with further additions of El Dorardo and Citra dry hops as well as 15 kg of peaches to give a predominantly fruity peach flavour.

Also available in May will be Motueka IPA 5.0% a single hopped IPA with New Zealand hops. Ekuanot Pale 4.2% an American pale packed with Ekuanot hops (formerly known as Equinox) which give a big tropical fruit hit. And Azacca Red 4.7%, a hoppy American red ale brewed with Azacca hops.

Josh Jepson

Breweries
Andy Cullen

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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