Brewery Bits

Drone Valley Brewery, based in Unstone near Dronfield, are taking their pop up bar to the Bradway Fun Day on Saturday 10 September. This is a community event organised by the Bradway Action Group (BAG) and runs from 1:30pm to 4:30pm and includes stalls, games, dog show, bouncy castle and refreshments. The venue is the Old School Field/Village Green behind the Old School Annexe on the junction of Bradway Road and Twentywell Lane. Buses 25 and M17 stop close by outside the shops.

Intrepid Brewery in Brough (near Bradwell) held another open day on 13 August with a bar open in the brewery with a street food trader and music in the yard outside.

You probably never noticed that Grizzly Grains Brewing had never produced a traditional bitter, this has been rectified with a new beer in cask that contains crystal malt and English hops. Also new out on cask is their new single hop pale ale brewed with UK grown Chinook hops which should produce a floral aroma and hints of honey and pine in the flavour.

Steel City Brewing’s latest collaboration is one in the loosest possible sense, Remote Chiller saw Dale at Imperial Brewery of Mexborough do the work whilst Dave from Steel City was lounging abroad on holiday! It is however a proper old skool Steel City style beer from the days when it was all about hops and bitterness – this is a transatlantic pale ale, 4.8% ABV and 102.9 IBU (international bitterness units).

Heist Brew Co have launched a collaboration beer with the Leadmill to support the campaign to keep the current management there (the national company that currently leases it to them are not renewing the lease so they can run it themselves as part of a chain). The beer is Who did you Queue for? and is a 6% New England IPA available in can and KeyKeg with cans sporting a QR code that takes you to the petition to save the Leadmill in its current internationally respected guise as an independent local venue.

BrewSocial’s latest beers (at the time of writing!) are Simply the Zest, a 5.3% IPA single hopped with Lemon Drop, and Mind the Gap, a 4% session pale. All their beers are unfined therefore suitable for vegans and often served naturally hazy.

After having a couple of beers on the bar at the Great British Beer Festival, someone in London asked why Chantry Brewery‘s New York Pale was called as such, given that it is brewed in Rotherham! The beer was launched after Rotherham United’s New York Stadium opened and is named after the stadium, which got its name as it was built in the area that was home to Guest & Chrimes, the Rotherham company that was involved in the manufacture of New York’s famous red fire hydrants!

Stancill‘s latest new brew is a session IPA at 4.7% brewed with Citra hops. It is simply named IPA.

Magic Rock Brewing of Huddersfield has been sold by Lion to a UK based company, Odyssey Inns Ltd, set up by Stephen Cox who originally founded the Craft Beer Company that has a chain of pubs in London. When Magic Rock sold out to Lion many in the craft beer community decided to boycott their beer due to the reputation of Lion and hopefully this change of ownership will restore the image of Magic Rock and the range of beers they offer in cask, keg and can.

One of the recent new beers from Blue Bee has been Cascade Vista, a sessionable 3.7% ABV pale ale named after the hop varieties used.

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