Brewery Bits

Good news for cask beer lovers, with some pubs able to open for outdoor table service soon local breweries are starting to increase cask beer production ready. Some brewers have still been selling some cask during lockdown but with only a small number of outlets, primarily pubs offering home delivery, the volumes have been minimal.

Neepsend Brew Co. have been brewing during lockdown with their range of beers mostly available in can and minikeg but their latest brew, Wolf IPA (5.5% single hopped beer) will see all going into cask!

Meanwhile Blue Bee Brewery, who don’t do small pack, have been pretty much in hibernation during lockdown but have now started brewing again!

Little Mesters Brewing are selling a couple of gift packs for those that give presents at Easter, one features their Maxons Yorkshire Mixture flavoured IPA, the other their double dry hopped Hazy IPA. Mixed cases of beers themed on the Totley area and Hope Valley railway line are also on sale, these are Little Mesters beers rebranded as house beers for the Tunnel Tap micropub opening this summer at Totley Rise shops.

The latest beers Grizzly Grain have brewed include Bobcat Mk3 which is going into bottles this week and NZ Pale which they are hoping to make available in cask for pubs as well as the bottles that are heading to the shops over the next week or two.


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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