Steel City Brewing (and friends)

A long time ago in a galaxy far… No, wait, we’ve done that bit. Erm. Skip a bit, brother… wait, wrong film. I’ll come in again.

It is a dark time for the lunatic brewing alliance as the Stout Wars rage on. Although the six stouts have been destroyed, Imperial stout troops have driven the lunatic forces from their hidden base and pursued them across the galaxy. The alliance has established a new secret base on the ice planet of Sheffield. So secret that if we told you we’d have to kill you. Sorry, drifting off again… Anyway, the secret is out, it’s at the fantastic Rutland Arms, who put on a great night for the first trilogy, and will of course be on May the Fourth (be with you. Let’s hope there’s no Revenge of the Fifth. OK I’ll stop now)

The lunatic alliance of Steel City, Emperor’s and Lost Industry brings forth a new trilogy of imperial stouts, bigger and imperialier than ever. Except they got their space franchises mixed up and made a Douglas Adams-esque trilogy of four, or maybe five… the new episodes are:

Stout Wars 
Episode VII The Brett Awakens 16.0% – bretted wine barrel aged raisin imperial stout (cask) 
Episode VIII The Last Berry 16.0% – bretted bourbon barrel aged imperial blackberry & blackcurrant stout (cask) 
Episode IX Rise of Stout Drinker 12.0% – sherry barrel-aged imperial damson stout (cask) 
Solo 7.4% Bordeaux barrel aged bretted soured cherry stout (keg) 
Other Steel City beers available on the night:
Burn the Kirsch Skjold 5.7% – cherrywood-smoked pale rauchbier (cask) 
Black Cascade 6.66% – single hop black IPA brewed with Kate from the Rutland (keg) 
Corvus Corone 7.2% – dry-hop sour brut IPA brewed with the Crow owners and manager (keg) 
Danse macabre cherry 6.0% – flemishish oude bruin with cherries (keg)
There will be bottles of the ultra-rare Eisbock Planet of Hoth being opened for tasting, small measures as it weighs in at 27.2%! It’s a freeze concentrated sherry barrel aged imperial stout.
Just in case all that beer in liquid form isn’t enough, the pub’s talented chefs will be incorporating the beers into food for the occasion, and the brewers will be bringing Beer Jelly. Yes, that’s exactly what it sounds like, beer in jelly form, specifically Medusa Sour IPA.
Dave Unpronounceable

About Andy Cullen

Andy has been actively involved in CAMRA since the early 2000s after being recruited to sit on a National Younger Members Task Group. Since then he has held roles on the branch committee including Secretary, Membership Secretary, Magazine Editor, Chair and now Social Secretary. Andy has also been involved with the Steel City Beer & Cider Festival almost every year since becoming active in the branch.

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