Brewery Bits

We have been super busy at Loxley Brewery over the last few months, brewing beer for various pubs, bars and bottle shops and also for MIND Sheffield. We teamed up with True North Brew Co to create 2 charity beers, for the Sheffield Half Pint Marathon. So many amazing reports and the people want more! Our brew pub The Raven Inn is one of the many venues taking part in the marathon. Our Citroen H van is finally back on the road after Covid, we have been to a wedding, Art in the Gardens and next week we have a stall at Penistone Show. We are gearing up for Christmas too, so watch this space.

September saw Thornbridge bring back a couple of their old beers as well as introduce some new specials. Hopton is a 4.3% English Pale Ale, light in colour and brewed using all British ingredients. A bountiful addition of East Kent Goldings hops brings a robust bitterness and a gentle citrus aroma, accompanied by just a touch of malty sweetness. Sequoia is a 4.5% American Amber Ale pours dark amber and exudes a beautiful citrus and pine aroma. Expect a smooth body with hints of roasted hazelnut and toffee malt flavours. Onto the new ones now, in can, Hay Bale is a collaboration with Lakes Brew Co, a 6.5% ABV lager with a tremendous punch of flavours from the hops. Whiskers on Kittens is a 5.3% Chocolate Dunkel Weisse, brewed with Phil Sisson, from Simple Things Fermentations featuring a tantalising amount of chocolate. The base is rich and complex, with a roastiness coming from the traditional malt bill. Characters of ripe banana, raisin, and coffee all present and the chocolate works as a fantastic finishing touch.

Abbeydale have launched a new beer in their Deliverance series, a 100 minute Double IPA weighing in at 8.5% ABV. If you like your beers with a good thwack of bitterness, this one’s for you! With Simcoe, Amarillo and Citra hops added throughout the boil, and at dry hop stage.

Bradfield Brewery are back as title sponsors for the new season at Sheffield Steeldogs ice hockey team.

Allsops beer has made a comeback! This was one of the first ever Burton on Trent brewed IPAs back in the year 1823. Ownership of the brand had ended up with Carlsberg whilst ownership of the red hand trademark was with Brewdog. Both businesses were supportive when Jamie Allsop looked to buy them back and two Allsop beers are now available in bottle and on cask, currently brewed in Sheffield at Dead Parrot Brewery and the beer has been on the bar at Perch, their new tap room.

Emmanuales have made some upgrades to their little brew kit and their next brew on it at the time of writing is to be a hazy IPA.

Little Critters have a new recruit to the brew team, Chris who has background with Buxton and Salt breweries. New beers recently produced include Great Danish, a 7.4% maple & pecan pastry stout; and Big Hoppa brewed in collaboration with Bad Co, a 6.8% New England IPA.

Lost Industry recently hosted a brewery bar at the Derby Beer Convention.

New from Stancill Brewery is Bavaria, a 4.5% golden bitter brewed with the Mandarina Bavaria hop variety from Germany which gives the beer a little bit of a sweet manderin and tangerine character to balance the bitterness.

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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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