Brewery Bits

Another couple of new beers have been brewed by Temper Brewing, including their first stout. The Stout is called Sinter and is a sensible 4.8% ABV whilst Valleys is a 5.2% pale ale. You may wonder what “Sinter” means – Sintering is the process of compacting and forming a solid mass of material by heat or pressure without melting it to the point of liquefaction. So now you know!

Neepsend Brewery have been busy brewing new beers as well as their old favourite, the blonde. On the roster of new beers there are a couple of session strength pales – Callisto, a 4.6% brewed with Mosaic, Ekuanot and Simcoe for fruity, tropical hoppy notes; whilst Leda is hopped with Amarillo & Simcoe for apricot, orange and soft fruits with a lingering bitterness. They have also brewed a 5.3% ABV liquorice stout called Glabra and a 7.2% hop burst IPA called Ajax. This was Continuously hopped throughout the boil with an addition every 3 minutes to a target IBU of ~120. Citra, Cascade, Centennial and Chinook are going in initially with dry hopping to follow. Expect a big, bitter, resinous West Coast IPA.

With Christmas now almost a distant memory and the Belgian Blue running out, Bradfield Brewery are celebrating the time of year when the dark nights of winter start to give way to the lighter evenings and optimism of spring by brewing a vanilla flavoured edition of their Farmers Stout. Available in cask for pubs and mini kegs to drink at home! Meanwhile for Valentines Day a new beer has launched – Farmers Blushed, a pink strawberry flavour ale!

The original brewery shed at Thornbridge Hall is no more, with that kit relocated down Riverside Brewery in Bakewell. The building that the tap room has relocated into is also the new home for the smaller brewing vessels where all the smaller batch cask beer is produced.

Blue Bee have brewed an export stout. It is 6.6% ABV and brewed with 7 malts. Also new is Simcoe Idaho 7.

You may recall that Eyam brewery produced a limited edition Imperial version of their Black Death Stout at 11% ABV which was available in bottles through independent beer shops or direct from the brewery. This beer has since appeared in a one off cask served on gravity pour at Real Ale Corner micropub in Chesterfield as part of the pub walkabout festival weekend at the beginning of February.

Grizzly Grains have brewed a new pale ale brewed with Citra hops in the boil then dry hopped with Mosaic.

New from Chantry Brewery is Styrian Eagle, a 4.1% ABV pale ale named after the hops it is brewed with.

Loxley Brewery recently completed their second canning session, ‘THEM That CAN’ visiting for a morning in early February. In total almost 500 litres of a 4.2%, American Pale, Corvus and a 5.5%, West Coast IPA, Kasper were successfully packaged.

Loxley Brewery canning
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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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