Here at Abbeydale Brewery, despite challenges to our business and putting in place substantial changes to overcome them, we are doing everything we can to retain a sense of familiarity in the “new normal” we all need to learn to live with.
Our brewteam haven’t stopped throughout the lockdown period – although we did quieten down in April and May, we have now increased production again and are getting plenty of lovely fresh beer ready for the proposed pubs opening date of 4 th July.
Alongside this, you may have spotted that we were very fortunate to receive delivery of our very own canning line a couple of months ago. We were able to get to grips with this in super quick time, so we’ve got a great selection of cans at the moment, including Moonshine and Absolution, two of our popular core range which were both previously only available in cask. (Our best bitter Daily Bread is being added to this selection in the next
Specials wise, these will mainly be released in keg and can initially whilst we get stocks of our core cask range nice and healthy, but coming up over the next few weeks we have Hop Smash Grapefruit IPA, and a couple of new Funk Dungeon releases too – a Tradition single hopped Bretted pale, and a tart lager. Plus a planned brand new Lost Souls imperial stout, this time inspired by the flavours of a Russian Honeycake!
Sadly we have had to announce that we have taken the incredibly difficult decision not to re-open our city centre pub, The Devonshire Cat, as an Abbeydale Brewery pub. It’s been a huge part of who we are over the past six and a half years, and we will miss it immensely. However we’re cautiously optimistic about the Rising Sun, Nether Green, and this will be opening on Saturday 4 th July with a robust plan in place, do keep an eye on their website and social media for further details.
We are planning to continue our online shop operation and direct delivery alongside supplying pubs of course, and would just like to quickly take this opportunity to say a huge thank you to all the Sheffielders (and beyond!) who have supported us over these turbulent few months. We’ve gone through literally thousands of minikegs on top of our cans too!
We genuinely couldn’t have got through this without you all, and we hope you will continue to stay with us as we all ride out this storm together.
Hope to see plenty of you for a real life handpulled pint, from a safe distance of course, down the pub. It’s been a long time coming, and we’ve missed it so much!
Laura, Abbeydale Brewery