Brewery Bits

Stancill Brewery‘s classic American pale ale American Beauty is back!  All-American hops – Cascade & Citra – provide soft floral aromas and citrus flavours with a punchy, peppery finish. It is also a fairly sensible strength at 4.8% ABV. 

Recent beers from Neepsend Brewery available in cask include Dema, a 3.8% session pale hopped with Azacca & Sabro; Pitthea, a 4.2% hazy pale; Cybele a 4.7% Amercian Pale hopped with Ekuanote and HBC431 (which promises to be a fruity, tropical little number).

Bradfield Brewery have a new beer out, Elderflower Ale. This is a one off small batch brew produced with fresh elderflowers giving it a subtle summery floral aroma, balanced by zesty citrus and grapefruit notes from the hops, finishing with a slight bitterness. It should be a perfect refreshing beer for a hot summer evening! Once all that has gone the next seasonal beer to look forward to is the return of Farmers Blueberry Ale, which some may describe as summer’s answer to Belgian Blue!

Little Critters continue with their series of single batch cask specials, the latest is the third in the series and is a 4.5% session IPA hopped with Galaxy and Sabro.

New from St Mars of the Desert is a Victorian inspired Golden Mild using bramling cross and whitbread goldings hops with British malt and historical invert sugars, brewed by Scarlet the brewery’s apprentice brewer.

Grizzly Grain have been busy brewing interesting new beers including Pine Martin, an English Pale Ale; NZ Pale brewed with Rakau and Wai-iti hops; Get Down, a pale ale brewed with Citra and Amarillo hops. They’ve also been making a mixed fermentation braggot using fresh organic UK cherries.

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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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