Brewery Bits

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Bradfield Brewery continue with their programme of seasonal ales with Plum Bitter hitting the bars in March with CruciBull due to be released whilst the world snooker is on at the Crucible theatre then looking ahead to May they have a cherry beer planned. On the bottled side of things the latest bottling of Belgian Blue is gluten free.

Chantry Brewery’s Full Moon Pale Ale is now gluten free.

Little Critters new dark mild – Bentley’s Bark – made an appearance at the Rotherham Real Ale & Music festival. It is 4.2% ABV and brewed with cane molasses along with UK malt and hops giving it a touch of sweetness as well as a smooth texture and deep flavour.

Collyfobble brewery, based in Barlow near Dronfield, is brewing a mild for May.

One of the more recent Fuggle Bunny Brew House beers which was featured at Rotherham Real Ale Music festival was Chapter 11 – 2AM Hoppy, a 3.9% ABV session IPA. Although fairly lightweight in terms of alcohol content, the flavour is a bit more heavyweight with citrus notes and plenty of bitterness! The brewery continues to host tap sessions every Friday and they are just a short walk from Halfway tram terminus.

Neepsend Brewery marked International Women’s Day with a collaboration brew with Jo from the Anglers Rest in Bamford. Look out for this beer in cask on the bar at the Anglers soon.

Steel City Brewing’s “Cask of the Red Death” was rate by Untappd users as the best Imperial / Double Outmeal stout in England for 2023.

Drone Valley Brewery, a community enterprise based in Unstone near Dronfield, have released a new session IPA. It is brewed with a couple of New Zealand hop varieties – Nelson Sauvin and Motueka so expect a distinctive citrus flavour, however it is a very sensible 3.2% ABV! Meanwhile their tap room has now moved to summer opening hours – Friday 4pm to 8pm, Saturday 3pm to 8pm and Monday 4:30pm to 7:30pm. They will also be opening on the first Sunday of the month from 2pm to 7pm. Buses 43 and 44 go there.

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