It’s all gone collaboration crazy this month as we’ve got LOADS of beers coming up that we’ve made with friends from all around the world!
First up – earlier this year we brewed an “away” collaboration, a strong Tripel style beer called Trials and Tripelations, with the excellent chaps at Twisted Barrel Ale in Coventry. The barrel aged version of this has just been released by Twisted Barrel, and so we thought it a perfect time to have the guys back for the return leg. Together we’ve concocted a fruited rye ale, Forest Fruit (4.4%) with additions of blackberries, redcurrants, raspberries and chuckleberries.
You may have spotted on our social media that we’ve had some Americans in the brewhouse! All the way from North Carolina, Ass Clown’s head brewer and keen foodie Matt has created a maple bacon ice cream stout with us! Don’t Go Bacon My Heart (7.1%) contains 30kg of actual bacon from the lovely folks at Whirlow Hall Farm and beechwood smoked malt in the grist, balanced out with lactose and some lovely chocolatey malts for a slightly bonkers but magnificent flavour combination!
And from closer to home – after the success of last year’s “Getting Caught in the Rain” Pina Colada beer (we reckon we started a trend there) with Blue Bee, Josh has made the trek back across Sheffield to brew with us here. Introducing Are There Hops in Hell? – a 7.3% big fat hoppy rye IPA that will be making its debut at Steel City Beer Festival from 19 October.
We’re also really excited to announce that Brewdog Sheffield have selected us to partner up with them for Collabfest for the second year in a row, and our lemon curd on toast inspired Easy Peasy Lemon Squeezy (5.5%) will be launched at their bar on 20 October, available on general release the following week.
And finally, we are of course releasing some beers that we’ve made all by ourselves! Especially for autumn, we’re introducing Pilgrim (5.0%) to the Brewers Emporium range, a spiced ale based on the flavours of pumpkin pie and a real favourite of the whole team here. Look out also for Destiny (4.3%), a light golden beer with Simcoe hops, and Restoration (4.2%), a pale ale loaded with Chinook and Cascade for a citrusy flavour and a lasting bitter finish.
Hope to see plenty of you for a pint down at Steel City Beer Festival!