Steel City had a brief hiatus in the spring due to Dave swanning off to all four corners of the globe, but are back in business with the latest ‘megacollab’.
Sadly unlike last year the weather conspired to prevent cricket being played so they had to get on with brewing instead, though there was still a barbecue and of course a piss-up in the brewery.
The base beer is a Chocolate Milkshake Stout, with small batch versions to include Coconut, Mint, and Raspberry, plus the fact that The Crow Inn have their own coffee blend meant that a coffee version was inevitable.
No names at the time of press, but with given milkshake element some far-right mockery is likely… A rather fine rum barrel has also been acquired so an aged version will be out later in the year.
Looking further ahead, September marks the 10th anniversary of the first ever Steel City brew – where’s that time gone?! To mark the occasion hopefully former partners Gazza and Hannah are going to come along to the brewing of Hop Manifesto Reloaded – a recreation of that first brew, but with the hop content amped up for the 2019 generation (hard to believe that despite literally setting up Steel City to make hoppier beers than everyone else, a decade later that original recipe seems almost balanced!).