It’s been some some time since we last contributed to Beer Matters but that’s not because of a lack of news. In the months since our last contribution we’ve been fortunate enough to pick up a few awards, have increased our brewing capacity with new vessels, bought new casks and brewed dozens of new beers.
The latest brews include the return of a couple of old favourites: Mosaic IPA, which won a gold medal at last year’s Steel City Beer and Cider Festival and showcases one of the most exciting US hop varieties around and Osiris, a New Zealand Pale Ale that was named Champion Beer of Stockport Beer Festival last year.
We’ve branched out a little and brewed a dunkelweiss called Junkel, which is fermented with a Belgian yeast for pronounced esters on top of a satisfying nutty malt body. Other new beers recently have included Helios, a Centennial and Amarillo hopped golden ale, Rufus, a red ale hopped with Styrian Wolf, Maia, a 3.8% ABV Spring pale ale and an Oatmeal Stout. Keeping the new beers coming, an IPA brewed with Vienna malt is next on the agenda.
Keep your eyes peeled for a special event featuring some new and exciting beers at the Sheaf View on 20 June to celebrate the brewery’s second birthday and the Sheaf’s seventeenth since re-opening and watch this space for more new beers coming up. It’s probably about time we played around with something fruity again, which we haven’t done since our passion fruit pale collaboration brew with Steel City in February…