Brewery Bits

A new beer from Grizzly Grains on cask is a little bit different to usual but combines the brewer’s appreciation of session beers and interest in different yeasts and Saisons. This is a 3.8% ABV session strength ale inspired by Kviek and Saison styles.

Collyfobble brewery, based in Barlow near Dronfield, continues to see new brewer Ash tweak and develop the beer range and a sales rep has been appointed to help get the beer out into pubs a little further afield. The relationship with former Dronfield CAMRA chairman Rob Barwell, who is a keen home brewer, also continues – his initial involvement saw his “Lawnmower Ale” home brew receipe scaled up to a commercial brew which made its deput at Sheffield’s Steel City Beer Festival, it proved popular and has become a permanant beer under a new name of Grindleford Grit. Rob’s latest challenge from Collyfobble was to try brewing at home tweaked versions of their session IPA and an updated version is being brewed using Mosaic and Centennial hops.

Eyam brewery have apparantly made some changes at the brewery which left them a load of hops to use up and a series of special limited edition summer ales for June, July and August is the result, starting off with 6/23 (as in June 2023) which is a 4.2% ABV cask pale ale with a light bitterness and fruity aromas.

Lost Industry Brewing we are told have something huge and exciting to announce. Unfortunately it wasn’t announced by the time Beer Matters went to press, keep an eye on their social media for news!

The Bradfield Brewery seasonal beer for July is elderflower ale brewed using freshly bloomed Elderflower locally sourced from their own farm fields, this brew is Pale in colour with an Elderflower flavour, giving way to a refreshingly dry finish.

Kelham Island Brewery has had a rebrand with a new style and the pump clips no longer claim the beer is brewed in Sheffield – the company office is based in Kelham Island but the beer is brewed at Thornbridge Brewery in Bakewell, Derbyshire. Pale Rider is now available in cask, keg and bottle and graced the bar at the Arctic Monkeys gig in Hillsborough park back in June!

Chantry Brewery are running brewery tour events on Friday 30 June. Tickets cost £13.20 online via See Tickets or £12 in person from the brewery, the price includes the guided tour and a number of beer tasters. The Tram Train from Sheffield Cathedral will take you to Parkgate, a few minutes walk from the brewery.

Neepsend Brew Co picked up a couple of awards at the Barrow Hill Rail Ale Festival – Ashta got gold in the strong dark ales category whilst Alphito having won the strong pale ale category scooped champion beer of the festival!

Nick Law of Emmanuales fame has been busy with his Hop Forward agency (marketing, design and branding consultancy) and also won an award from SIBA for his Hop Forward podcast, however he has now brewed some new beers – “Ascension” (Strawberry, Mint & Cucumber Saison · 5.6% ABV), “Divine Providence” (Belgian Blonde · 5.5% ABV) and “That Would Be An Ecumenical Matter” (Oud Bruin · 5.5% ABV) available in can and bottle from Walkley Beer Co, Beer Central and the Dram Shop.

Intrepid Brewing have produced a new batch of Faeger (4.5% ABV) with a tweaked recipe. It has been hopped with Saldek and Mandarina Bavaria, the Munich malt has been replaced with Vienna and it now brewed with a Kolsch yeast. Look out for it appearing in bottles in due course!

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