Brewery Brief

Neepsend now has a brewery shop selling their beer in cans and mini-kegs along with merchandise. You can also order online for home delivery. One of the beers recently canned is Paikea, a 4.4% New Zealand Pale and yes, they’ve spotted the typo on the label…

Crosspool Ale Makers have brewed a Gluten Free 4% ABV Pilsener called “He Ain’t Heavy”. It is available to order online in cans for collection or delivery.

Grizzly Grain‘s latest beer is Auto Barn, a 4.5% ABV Spelt and Rye Hefeweizen, available in bottles for home delivery. The next beer, currently being brewed, is an American Brown Ale.

Drone Valley Brewery are now offering Christmas gift packs, available to order online.

Triple Point Brewery now have a separate shop located in the warehouse next door to the brewery and bar which you can buy cans, minikegs, merchandise etc from without having to order in advance. Latest brews include Kokos, a coconut stout; Parkin, a 7.2% AVB Treacle and ginger ale; and Substantial Meal, a 4.5% session IPA.

Recent beer releases from Abbeydale Brewery include “Through The Sticks”, a 5.1% lightly smoky sour beer with rosemary & lemon brewed in collaboration with Little Earth Project and the latest version of “Indulgence”, this time a Honeycombe Chocolate Stout. Both beers are available in can and can be ordered online either to collect from the brewery or for home delivery.

The Kelham Island Brewery 30th anniversary special beer, which some of you may have tried on cask at the Fat Cat or other pubs, is now available in cans from the brewery shop or to order online for home delivery.

Sheffield Brewery Company temporarily closed their brewing operations at the start of lockdown v2 on 5 November, with their taproom already forced to close under tier 3 restrictions towards the end of October. They are hoping to be back in business in December after lockdown when the pubs are able to reopen. (UPDATE – from 27th November they will be commencing weekly deliveries for beer ordered online).

Little Critters beers are now available in cans and minikegs from selected off licences or to order direct from the brewery for delivery. The latest beer to be canned is “C-Monster”, their 6.5% Citrus IPA.

Little Mesters Brewing is up and running and their website is due to go live soon and are also promising an imminent announcement about beer and merchandise! They are based at the former Mitchell’s Hop House brewery, which is next door to Mitchell’s Wine Merchants at Meadowhead and have a tap room upstairs.

Eyam Brewery have introduced a “1665 series” which sees some of their regular beers jacked up a few notches. The latest release in this series is a Black Death Imperial Vanilla Stout at 11% (their regular Black Death Vanilla Stout is 7% ABV) offering deeper, more complex flavours than normal! It is available in 750ml bottles.


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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