Brewery Bits

Temper Nectaron at the Dronfield Arms

A recent new brew from Temper Brewing of Dronfield has been Nectaron, a refreshing session pale with notes of passion fruit and peach in the flavour. This sold very quickly when it hit the Dronfield Arms bar!

Recently released in cask by Grizzly Grain brewery is Get Back, the latest in their “Get” series, hopped with Citra and Bru-1 which brings pineapple flavour with citrus background and refreshing bitterness. Meanwhile in bottle and keg is their latest farmhouse Saison, brewed with Sheffield grown Opal Plums. Looking forward, Sam with his Sheffield Mead hat on has been up at the Old Shoe bar pressing apples as part of a collaboration with Exemption Ciderhouse.

November saw Bradfield Brewery launch the 2023 brew of Belgian Blue for its annual outing in the run up to Christmas, however they have been hinting that December will be seeing the release of something a bit more limited edition and special and posted an image of some wooden barrels. Back in 2021 they produced “Farmers Kerry Stout”, a 12 month barrel aged 8% ABV stout, sold in bottles.

Emmanuales‘ annual Christmas event, “Hope & Beers”, is this year being hosted at the Raven in Walkley from 6pm on Saturday 9 December. The bar will be pouring some exclusive draught beers from Emmanuales (as well as the Loxley casks the pub normally serve) whilst brewer Nick will be leading carol singing including some funked up festive hymns. So come all ye faithful, it’s a most wonderful time for a beer!

Welbeck Abbey Brewery has decided to discontinue “Beer in a Box” polypins as they strive to reduce their use of single use plastics in the business.

One of Neepsend Brewery’s stronger offerings recently has been Apollo, an 8.4% ABV Double IPA hopped with a combination of Talus, Azacca, Citra, El Dorado and Lupomax Mosaic. This beer also marks their Gyle 900! If you missed it on cask at pubs like the Wellington (the brewery tap) and the Sheaf View (where it featured in their winter beer festival) it is also available in can.

Neepsend Apollo DIPA at the Wellington, Shalesmoor

New Triple Point Brewing beers seen on their bar recently includes AAGGHH!! brewed in collaboration with Loud Shirt Brewery of Brighton. This is a 5.4% ABV New England IPA brewed with Galaxy, Cryo Citra, and Cryo HBC 586 hops giving a fruity character and not too much bitterness. Also appearing ready for the winter is their Porter, 4.4% ABV with tasting notes of rich chocolate and spiced berry with a smooth coffee finish.

Drone Valley Brewery has brewed a special Christmas beer, it is a 4.5% ABV spiced amber ale.

We’ve previously mentioned collaborations between Dronfield CAMRA committee member (and keen home brewer) Rob Barwell and Collyfobble Brewery, including the introduction of their Grindleford Grit, he has now officially been recruited as assistant brewer!

Rob Barwell digging out the mash tun at Collyfobble Brewery.
Collyfobble’s head brewer Ash with Rob Barwell at the 2022 Steel City beer & cider festival

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