A number of breweries from Sheffield had successes in the beer of the festival competition at the recent Doncaster CAMRA beer festival with Little Critters’ Raspberry Blonde winning the speciality category, Stancill ‘s Hopollo 11 winning the golden ales category and Triplepoint Debut IPA winning the IPA category. Triplepoint was also overall runner up. Recent specials from Blue Bee Brewery include a Cream Soda Pale Ale brewed with raspberries, lactose and oats; Hit the Ground, a 5.5% Simcoe Cryo hopped IPA and the second in their series of 3.9% Quad hopped pale ales, this time with the Simcoe, Columbus, Belma and Ekuanot varieties. Little Critters have brewed a coconut stout. Toolmakers Brewery are hosting an open mic night in their tap room most Sundays. Check their Facebook page for details. Neepsend Brewery has collaborated with Bullion Chocolate who are based in the Cutlery Works food hall to brew “Gold Standard”, a chocolate milk stout, which launched as part of a paired beer and chocolate tasting evening at the Boozehound bar in Cutlery Works. Abbeydale have brewed a beer in collaboration with Peddlers Night Market. Huckster Cryo is a 6% New England IPA. Heist Craft brewery in Clowne have brewed a beer for Sheffield United FC which will be available in the Blades Superstore at Bramall Lane to celebrate promotion to the Premiership. A special beer is being brewed for Tramlines music festival, however details were yet to be announced at time of going to press.