Grizzly Grains and Torrside released a collaboration brew in time for Christmas and New Year. Big Words is a 4.8% ABV pale ale hopped with Olicana and Cascade.
Intrepid have released a winter pale exclusively on cask, designed to be drunk in the pub, dreaming of the summer to come! B’an is 4.1% ABV and brewed with all British hops (first kettle hopped with UK Cascade and then dry hopped with Ernest T90, Olicana and Jester T45), sat on a clean base of extra pale and oat malt.
Temper in Dronfield also released a winter brew in time for Christmas; this one was Dark Fractions, a 4.3% ABV coffee porter. A blend of kilned and roasted malts in the grist was complimented by the addition of coffee in kettle and on the cold side.
Tapped released a new beer in November called Electric Works. This is a 4.2% ABV extra pale ale using solely extra pale malt, which really lets the hops shine through.
As in previous years, Thornbridge are running a Year of Beer programme with a monthly changing seasonal ale available for pubs. 2023 kicked off with Cortado, a flat white pale ale. February sees the launch of Apricity, an extra special bitter. In March we have a peanut butter brown ale to look forward to.
Richard Hough, brewer at brewSocial, was recently pleased to see a photo opportunity of a rainbow over the railway arch in Attercliffe they brew in that matches their pump clip design!