Bradfield Brewery have renewed their sponsorship of the Sheffield Steeldogs ice hockey team.
Dead Parrot brewery have been brewing small batches almost exclusively for their own tap room this year but expect to start scaling up to supply the wider trade once again later in the year. They have been taking advantage of this to produce a wide range of test brews and visitors to their Perch bar recently have enjoyed a choice of up to 10 of their cask ales on the bar at the same time!
Fuggle Bunny Brew House continue to open their tap room every Friday, additionally they are opening on Saturdays 28 May, 29 July and 26 August then holding an Oktoberfest on Saturday 30 September. They are also running a bus trip from the tap room for regulars fancying a change on 3 June!
Grizzly Grains have been keeping busy. Recently released in bottle is Bigger Dimples, a 5.7% stout which was parti-gyle brewed with Big Dimples Dark Mild offering flavour and body from the big mash, caramel, toffee, dark chocolate, subtle coffee and fruit cake balanced against a slightly hop bitterness. Since then they’ve been brewing an IPA and a Belgian braggot as well as producing a Bochet Mead!
Loxley Brewery will be selling merchandise at the Loxley Beer Festival, organised at their host pub the Wisewood Inn.
Neepsend Brewery have brewed a West Coast IPA, something they’ve been intending to do for a while! It is called Coyote, is 6.4% ABV with a chewy malt body and a satisfyingly punchy 58 IBUs. This sets the stage for the all star lineup of hops – Mosaic, Ekuanot, Sabro and an impromptu addition of Simcoe.
Tapped Brew co have been collaborating with Round Corner Brewing of Melton Mowbray during April. The away fixture saw an Amarillo hopped golden ale called Cadillac Ranch brewed, then back at the Sheffield Tap during the CAMRA Members’ Weekend a mild was brewed.
Intrepid Brewing‘s April open day saw the launch of a tweaked version of a previous beer – their Spring Pale, Var 4.5%. This years edition uses the same hops and malt but a different yeast blend of Belgian abbey yeast & New England yeast to release a more balanced yet complex flavour profile.
Hop bursted and gently dry hopped this beer has more flavour than you’d expect. Since then Ben has hinted at a new project involving Perry Lees, Wooden Barrel, continental pale & time!
A recent cask release from Temper Brewing of Dronfield is a 4.8% ABV American Brown Ale called Face of the Earth. A rich malt character balances with hints of pine and citrus from Cascade and Willamette hops.
Collyfobble brewery, based at the Peacock in Barlow have been tweaking a number of their beers and the latest updated brew has been their Bob On Best Bitter. The brewer has been playing with the colour of this one and mixed up the malt bill to push it in more of a copper-amber direction. This should also bring some lovely, complex sweet malty flavours to balance out that solid bitterness.