Steel City Brewing

Steel City’s latest brew was a ‘super-collab’, with several of Sheffield’s craft-est breweries gathering along with Lucienne off of the Shakespeare to brew Collabracadabra for that pub’s eponymous event in Beer Week (Friday 13/03).

Lucienne had been on a tour of the country brewing a dozen collabs for the event then a little closer to home arranged the super-collab hosted by Steel City with Lost industry, Abbeydale, Blue Bee and Neepsend visiting.

After much discussion the brewers settled on an Apricot Vanilla braggot, brewed with 60kg of apricot, Madagascan vanilla and slightly more local Sheffield honey. Much beer was enjoyed on the day as well as a barbecue, oh and the brewing went pretty well too.

200 litres of the brew have been squirreled away in a Bordeaux red wine barrel with another 20kg of apricot and even more vanilla, this will launch at Sheffield Beer Week 2021.

In other news, the brewery is finally getting round to exporting, with a shared pallet with Lost Industry making its way to Koeln (Cologne) where the beers will be featured at Craftbeer Corner Coeln as well as making their way deeper into Germany. The quest for world domination starts here…


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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