Brewery Bits

Chantry have launched a one-off beer for the Virtual Magna Real Ale & Music Festival. It is a fairly traditional Yorkshire bitter brewed with Maris Otter Malt and hopped using British Goldings, Fuggles and Challenger. With the usual charity event unable to take place due to the lockdown an online replacement is taking place. You can buy tickets on the festival website for an online live music performance streamed from the stage of the Cutlers Arms pub on 20 March while drinking this special beer out of a festival branded glass, both available to order from the brewery website. Additionally there will be an online beer tasting event with Little Mesters on the 19 March.

The brewery based underneath the Dronfield Arms pub, which started out life as Hopjacker, is available for lease. The kit is a 5BBL Brewery including 2x 5BBL fermenters and 1x 2.5BBL fermenters along with 2x 330 litre pressured conical vessels for craft keg. To find out more and discuss terms contact Chris, the pub owner, on 07834 950693.

Ward & Houldsworth, who produce flavoured beers under the Original Infused brand, have released a couple of beers without the added flavourings: Original Pale Ale (5.2%) and Original Blonde (4.0%).

Crosspool Alemakers Society brewed a couple of small batch desert porters. Both are 5.5%, Conejacker is a mint choc ice cream flavour and Shut Yer Cake Owl is cherry chocolate cake.

New beers from Little Mesters include DXCI Pale and Spiced Rum & Raisin Stout.

The latest brew at Grizzly Grain is a sessionable, fruity, New Zealand hopped pale ale.

Saint Mars of the Desert have brewed a tart cherry fruit beer, 7.1% called Confounded Mister Sisyphus. This beer involved their foeder being used to create sour wort, fruit, a bit of blending, barrel ageing and champagne yeast. You can read the background of the name and a bit more on the process on their brewery blog.

Neepsend Brew Co. have brewed a 5.0% strawberry and rhubarb sour. We’re told the strawberry sweetness and rhubarb tartness combine really well perfectly for a refreshing, mouth-puckering springtime sour. Available to order online in cans imminently.

Eyam Brewery are hosting a pop up shop every Saturday 10:30 to 13:30 starting from 20th March.

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