The last few weeks have been rather busy for Team Abbeydale, with tap takeovers and Meet the Brewer events taking place all around the country, from Edinburgh to Norwich with York and Leek in between! This month though, we’re definitely making the most of being back on home turf as we celebrate Sheffield Beer Week!
We’re ridiculously excited to be joining in with the Indie Beer Feast which kicks off the week on Saturday 10 March. Our full beer list is to be confirmed at the time of writing, but we can tell you that we will be bringing along our inaugural DIPA, Deliverance (9.0%), for its first pour.
Sheffield Beer Week also sees us launching barrel aged 1868, a strong Scotch Ale weighing in at 10% – some of you may remember the younger version of this beer from Steel City Beer Festival back in October. It’s aged beautifully and renowned beer historian Ron Pattinson, whose work inspired this brew and led to the collaboration, will be joining us at the Devonshire Cat on Monday 12 March to lead a tasting. The Devonshire Cat is also hosting a Sourpuss event on Thursday 15 March, which will see our Funk Dungeon brewer Jim pitting three of his creations against three from Chorlton Brewery.
And finally, our brewer Christie has teamed up with the Rutland Arms to put together a Beers & Brunch event on Saturday 17 March. Each of the beers has had input from women from both the pub (thanks to Heather and Emma from the Rutland for joining us!) and here at the brewery to tie in with the Women in Beer theme which the Rutland are promoting throughout the week. Check our social media for ticket details for all of the above.
We also have plenty more new beers for you coming out this month! Soundtrack your day with a 4.2% fruity American hopped delight, with Amarillo for floral and citrus notes backed up by a selection of other hops from the US of A. Soundtrack is the next in our film inspired series so make sure you check the QR code at the bar!
We’re teaming up with our good friend Stu from North Riding Brewery in Scarborough for a long overdue collaboration, to create Hazelnut Coffee Baby Stout (3.8%) – a sessionable dark beer which is smooth and sweet with a rounded nutty flavour and lactose for a silky finish. We also have Prophecy (4.5%), a Summit-hopped golden ale with pine and tangerine flavours and a bitter backbone. And finally, it’s a return for Doctor Morton’s Safety Beer (4.1%), a delectable pale beer brewed with a delicious combination of Australian hops. Bursting with grapefruit, pineapple and passionfruit flavours, no helmet required!