The new Kelham Island Brewery Company have added a second beer alongside Pale Rider – their own version of Gold Label, a barley wine at 9.9% ABV. Kelham beers are currently brewed at Thornbridge in Bakewell.
Grizzly Grain Brewery, the home of Sheffield Mead, has in their latest mead experiment filled an oak cask with Peak District Heather Honey, Rivelin Valley Blossom Honey, Organic Redcurrants and water to see what comes out after fermentation! Meanwhile on the beer side of things released on cask is “Milk Crate Throne”, a hazy pale ale brewed with Waimea, Motueka and Enigma hops.
Eyam brewery’s final beer in their summer special series – 8/23 (as in August 2023!) was a dry hopped summer pale ale with a light floral aroma at a sessionable 4.2% ABV. It is available exclusively in cask.
Bradfield Brewery have introduced a new Light Ale, at an easy drinking ABV of 3.4%. It is brewed with British hops and has a tropical fruit aroma. Looking further ahead their usual seasonal rotation will be featuring into the autumn and winter including Jack O’Lantern for Halloween, Poppy Ale for Armistace Day and Rememberence Sunday then of course Belgian Blue for Christmas!
Meanwhile on the bottled beer side of things at Bradfield, a gluten free version of Farmers Blonde and Farmers Brown Cow has now been launched, available from the brewery shop.
Fuggle Bunny Brew House continue to run some Saturday tap events as well as their usual Friday openings, Saturday 26 August (bank holiday weekend) sees live music from Celana Deans and the street food offering is Paella.
A recent collaboration brew at Heist Brew Co., with Dexter & Jones, is “Whose Round Is It Anyway?”, a juicy 5% ABV IPA with tropical, citrus & pine flavours.
Little Critters have launched a new session IPA, “Spot On”, which is a sensible 4.3% ABV.
Little Mesters Brewing are planning on opening “Mesters Tap” soon, in Woodseats – the little bar that used to be the Bulldog Value bar and Sports Shack before that. Keep an eye on their socials and website for any announcements!
Lost Industry recently brewed a collaboration with the Gin Bar of Abbeydale Road with the idea of a beer that not only is good to drink as it comes but also perfect to be a cocktail ingredient! The beer is “Smokin Paloma Sour” and the flavour involves grapefruit and liquid smoke!
Triple Point Brewing picked up gongs in this years World Beer Awards for four of their beers – Tinto, Libertas, Catharina and Kerlsch.
Peak Ales have a new Mango Pale Ale and have released a small batch of it in cask for pubs.
Resting Devil, the brewery based in the Chesterfield Arms pub, has won a Great Taste Award for their Chatsworth Honey Ale. This beer is available in bottles from the Chatsworth farm shop.