Brewery Bits

Intrepid Brewery are hosting an open day and tap session on bank holiday Monday, 30 August. This is a rare opportunity to drink their beer on site at the brewery and if you want food to soak the beer up then Sunshine Pizza will also be there with their oven! The brewery can be found at Brough (near Bradwell and Hope) on bus route 271/272.

Recent brews from Grizzly Grains have included a 4.8% Elderflower Pale brewed with English and Czech hops, Sheffield Elderflowers and Limeflower Honey from Heeley City Farm along with a return of their Rye IPA.

Heist Brew Co are now up and running down at Neepsend with a few brews already under their belt and the tap room opened on 10 August. The tap room showcases their beers plus guest craft beers and has a games area as well as serving food from Slap & Pickle Burgers and Ritual Doughnuts.

Thornbridge have brewed a session IPA for the Leadmill music venue and nightclub which will be available at the bar in cans at all their forthcoming events.

The Brewery of St Mars of the Desert tap room is now open regularly every weekend – Thursday 4-8pm, Friday & Saturday 2-8pm. You can find them at 90 Stevenson Road in Attercliffe, bus 52/52a stops fairly close at the end of the road, it is walkable from Attercliffe tram stop or if you are feeling energetic and the weather is good you can walk from town along the canal towpath! You can just turn up like a normal pub but table bookings are advisable for groups. Their newest beer is Hop Stingo which has loads of hop aromas from a wood fermentation with warm hop additions as well as a secondary dry hop.

Little Critters have released a new batch of their 5% ABV chocolate orange stout, Orange-Utan. If you don’t see it in the pub on cask then it is also available in can to order from their website.

Drone Valley Brewery are hosting a bar at the family fun day hosted by the Bradway Community Action Group on Saturday 11 September. This is taking place from 1:30-4:30pm on the “village green” field next to the old school annexe on Bradway Road (by the shops at the top of Twentywell Lane, buses 25 and M17 stop there).

A recent cask release from Neepsend is Moirai, a 4.2% Pale Ale brewed with Bravo hops upfront and late and dry hopped with Amarillo and Simcoe for a pine and citrus hop character.

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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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