Quite a bit of news to report for this edition so we’ll get right to it.
Firstly, we were delighted to pick up two awards at the Steel City Beer Festival: Mentha (5% mint choc milk stout), got bronze in the People’s Choice Award and Appaloosa (6% New England IPA), claimed Silver Champion Beer of Sheffield. A huge vote of thanks goes to the amazing volunteers who make the festival possible.
We are taking a big step and investing significantly in upgrading our brew kit. We’ve commissioned two brand new pressure-rated unitanks, which means maximising our brewing capacity, a bit more flexibility in our brew schedule and the opportunity to brew new beers specifically to package into key kegs as well as cask. We’ve been brewing at capacity for some time now so are looking forward to the freedom to experiment the new tanks will give us. We are also installing a new glycol cooling system and have invested in more casks. Exciting times!
Our monthly tap room sessions will be taking a break for the winter over January and February but will return in March (hopefully with some heating installed in the brewery!). Thanks to everyone who has visited us this year and for the lovely feedback we get when we are open. We look forward to seeing you again in the spring.
And last but obviously not least we have been busy brewing new beers including: Persica (5.7% peach IPA), Cinnabar (4.6% red- & blackcurrant porter), Tiamat (4.1% five-hop pale), Ladon (4.6% hoppy red ale), Wendigo (5.0% cryo-hopped West Coast pale), Garuda (4.6% Citra, Mosaic and Loral-hopped pale), Tonquin (tonka milk stout), Scherbius (4.2% Chinook and Enigma-hopped pale) and Horus (3.9% session pale brewed with Falconers Flight, Citra and Cascade). All this alongside recent returns for old favourites Callisto, Atlantis, Triton, Litchi, Solaris, Lacuna and Amarillo IPA.
All that remains to be said is to wish all Beer Matters readers Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!