We’re in celebration mode this month – our beloved flagship beer Moonshine has won 3rd place in the Golden Ales category of this year’s Champion Beer of Britain competition! This is the first time in our history that we have received such a prestigious national award, so we’re immensely proud of this achievement.
This month also sees Team Abbeydale embark on something a little different to our norm, as ten of the brewery team swap their steel toe caps for running shoes! We’ve set ourselves the challenge of completing the Sheffield Run For All 10k, raising money for the wonderful local cause of Cavendish Cancer Care, a charity which many of the team have a personal connection to.
Should anyone wish to support us, please visit bit.ly/teamabbeydale, or if you are around the city centre on Sunday 23 September, please come down and cheer us on through the miles!
After all that exercise we’ll definitely be in need of some liquid refreshment, so here’s what we’ve got coming out throughout September.
A couple of beers are returning from the archives – firstly, Doctor Morton’s Perfect Number (4.8%), a pale ale with a combination of American and New Zealand hops, creating a piney aroma and a peppery flavour with a citrus hit. And after a two year hiatus, we’re resurrecting Iced Tea Dead People, a 4.6% peach iced tea inspired pale ale using Birdhouse Tea Co’s Princess Peach blend and El Dorado hops. This was a firm favourite of many in 2016 so we can’t wait to see it back on the bar!
Finally, we’re hugely excited to be brewing up a brand new collaboration with Haandbryggeriet, who are joining us in Sheffield all the way from Norway. We’re getting together to produce an as-yet-unnamed Brut IPA (6.5%), which promises to be crisp, hoppy, and dry on the palate. Following on from last month’s collaboration with Yeastie Boys, the artwork for this is being created by Barnsley artist Lewis Ryan and will be the second element of a six piece beery jigsaw puzzle!