Welcome to 2018, everyone! After a hugely exciting and very busy 2017 we’ve got big plans for the coming year and we’re kicking off by getting involved in collaborations galore. First up, after last year’s Don’t Go Bacon My Heart went down so well, we’re revisiting the piggy theme with our friends from leading Sheffield beer snack producers SmoFo to create You Scratch My Back, a 5.5% smoked pork scratching porter. It’s a rich, smoky, salty sensation! We are also super excited to be teaming up with Malton-based legends Bad Seed Brewery. Seeing as we’re both breweries who are well known for our hoppy pale ales, we’ve gone double hopped for this collaboration! Final details are still to be confirmed but we can promise an outrageously hoppy, juicy, hazy delight. And finally, in time for Sheffield Beer Week we’re heading out into the peaks to create a brand new beer with none other than the mighty Thornbridge! Keep your eyes peeled for more details, including behind the scenes insights on the brewday on 9 February. This one will be launching across all Thornbridge venues in March. Obviously we’re also making plenty of delicious beers all by ourselves and Voyager 7, hopped with Sorachi Ace, El Dorado and Enigma, will be triumphantly setting sail from the brewery in cask, keg and can. Also coming up in our Brewers Emporium range we have the next iteration of our Salvation stout, which this time will be packed with the flavours of Rocky Road. Expect a full biscuity body, a rich, sweet mouthfeel and a marshmallow finish. In our Doctor Morton’s series we have the return of Morton’s Caesar (4.1%), a pale ale with a combination of US and New Zealand hops for a bold citrusy character and inviting herbal aromas. To round off the month we will be releasing the first in a new fairground inspired series designed by the wonderful Carl Flint: Waltzer (3.9%). An easy drinking, well-balanced blonde beer with a delicate fruitiness and a clean bitter finish. Coming up next month we have LOADS planned for Sheffield Beer Week including a bar at the Indie Beer Feast held at Abbeydale Picture House, tickets available online now! Cheers, Laura P.S. I’ve picked my favourite Untappd comment from last year. This dubious accolade goes to Sam K, whose Moonshine at Bungalows and Bears “tastes like Sheffield”. Keep a look out on our Twitter for my favourite comments each week and check in your pints for your chance to be featured!