We are writing this month’s Beer Matters submission live from Sunfest! We hope those of you who came down had a great weekend, as always it’s such a highlight of the year for us and we hope that the eleventh Sunfest lived up to everyone’s expectations! We are so pleased to have had Cavendish Cancer Care on board as our charity for this year too – look out next month for confirmation of how much we raised for them over the weekend.
The Sheffield Beer Census has just been released, and we are delighted and proud to see us top the list of “most seen” breweries, with Moonshine flying the flag for us as the most popular beer in our fine city too.
In new beer news, we have some real treats out this month. Firstly, we’ve teamed up with the guys at Brewdog Sheffield again to create a mango and lychee pale ale, with oodles of fruit complemented by New Zealand hops. Cold Conscience, 4.5%, available in both cask and keg, has been named by local band Alvarez Kings who have recently played at the wonderful Tramlines festival!
Voyager 5, 5.8%, is one of this month’s new additions to the Brewers Emporium, sailing onward straight for sunnier shores and hopped with Mosaic, Amarillo, Cascade and Simcoe for a gloriously fruity flavour… think mango, guava and pineapple, balanced with a piney finish. Joining our Voyager is an all new Salvation, now on number four, which this time is a Jamaica Ginger Cake inspired stout and one we all can’t wait to try. So as long as we don’t accidentally drink all this one before it leaves the brewery, expect to see this in bars around the middle of the month.
Keep your eyes peeled also for Doctor Morton’s Desert Sand, a 4.1% pale hopped with Cascade and Ella. It’s this beer’s second outing with our favourite previous Untappd description being “a Hellfire hoppy pale ale” (thanks Richard V, 2013).
Finally, we hope that by the time you read this we will have installed our second bright beer tank which should help us expand our capabilities for canning, so watch this space! This really is the last tank we can fit into our current premises before we fully run out of room. Don’t forget to sign up to our newsletter at abbeydalebrewery.co.uk to be the first to receive updates on our moving plans!
Dan and Laura