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10th February 2017

Poet in Residence

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When beer culture and poetry collide…

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30th January 2017

Ratebeer - Best brewery in South Yorkshire 2016!

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We're delighted to announce we have been voted the best brewery in South Yorkshire as part of the prestigious annual Ratebeer awards...

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18th January 2017

Same great beer, fresh new look

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We are over the Moon(Shine) to introduce you all to our new-look core range!

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10th January 2017

WANTED: Finance Controller

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We’re looking for a finance whizz to work across our venues, the Rising Sun and the Devonshire Cat.

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29th December 2016

So long, 2016…

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We say a fond farewell to our 20th birthday year, and look ahead to the future!

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19th December 2016

S’more Than A Feeling…

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Yep. We went there.

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22nd November 2016

Thor's Tipi Bar

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Get those drinking horns at the ready! We’re going a bit Viking for Christmas…

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18th November 2016

Beer and food pairing at The Showroom

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Because why should wine have all the foodie fun?

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15th November 2016

Baby Black Mass

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Time for Black Mass to spawn it’s own birthday special…

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10th November 2016

Just Desserts

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A beery dessert concoction that’s perfect for the festive season…

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10th November 2016

Beer & Pizza Pairing Party!

Posted by Janie Hamilton 0 Comments

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Come and join us for the evening with a 6 course feast!

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21st September 2016

Cask Ale Week

Posted by Laura Rangeley 0 Comments

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Raise a pint in honour of our nation’s favourite drink!

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16th September 2016

Big Steel, Big News!

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We’ve had some pretty exciting new arrivals this week!

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12th September 2016

If you like Pina Coladas…

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An away collaboration day! Our Brewer Christie heads over to our friends at Blue Bee to create a cocktail inspired treat…

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1st July 2016

Sunfest X

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Sunfest is almost upon us once more! This year, not only is it our 20th birthday here at Abbeydale, but it’s also the tenth Sunfest… a double cause for celebration!

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24th May 2016

Introducing Heathen American Pale Ale

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The new look and name for our Mosaic keg beer

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24th May 2016

Double Brimstone Bottles Out Now!

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Find out where you can get your hands on one!

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10th March 2016

Sheffield Beer Week

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A quick round up of what we’ve got going on during Sheffield Beer Week, taking place from March 14th-20th.

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4th March 2016

Bye Bye, Brimstone... Hello, DOUBLE BRIMSTONE!

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We say a fond farewell to an Abbeydale classic, but not before one last hurrah…

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18th January 2016

Why Dry January Is Bad For Your Health

Posted in: January , Dry January , #tryanuary by Janie Hamilton 0 Comments

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How to survive in this month of misery without starving yourself from enjoying a nice pint or three

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18th December 2015

Abbeydale Brewery needs YOU!

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Read on to find out how you can be a part of our 20th birthday celebrations!

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6th November 2015

A Monster Stout and a Beery Night Out

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Just a quick post to update you on some of the exciting things we’ve been up to recently…

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16th October 2015

Seven Deadly Sins

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Something wickedly delicious has been brewing...

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25th September 2015

CatFest 2015 Beer List

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All 24 casks contain British hops, get them next weekend!

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18th September 2015

Hop Topic! In celebration of British hops

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Because it's important to give a Fuggle about our brewing heritage...

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11th September 2015

Catfest 2015

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With SunFest done and dusted, we couldn't help ourselves but start another beer festival, this time at our other pub...

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5th August 2015

Total raised for JBMF at SunFest

Posted in: Sunfest , Jbmf , Rising Sun , Charity by Robin Baker 0 Comments

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Finally we have counted everything up and it came to over £2250!!!

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3rd July 2015

Our SunFest 2015 charity is JBMF

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We are proud to be supporting The James Brownhill Memorial Fund

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3rd July 2015

SunFest Keg List

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It's almost time...

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26th June 2015

SunFest 2015 Beer List

Posted in: Beer , Sunfest15 , Rising Sun , Beer Festival by Robin Baker 0 Comments

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It's back and it's better than ever!!! July 9th-12th at The Rising Sun

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2nd June 2015

Launching our Signature Series

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Beers so good, we're putting our names on them!

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13th March 2015

Festival of Debate - Cask v Keg

Posted in: Festival Of Debate , #fofd , Cask , Keg , Craft Beer by Emma Milton 0 Comments

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Not really a political issue, but it's a hot topic within the industry...

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4th February 2015

Silent Auction in aid of Cavendish Cancer Care

Posted in: Charity , Cavendish Cancer Care , Devonshire Cat , Brewer For The Day , Drinks Now by Robin Baker 0 Comments

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This is your chance to come and brew with us for a day AND get your name on the resulting beer! Loads of other great prizes to be had too!

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7th January 2015

The Devonshire Cat Charity Gourmet Gala

Posted in: Devonshire Cat , Cavendish Cancer Care , Charity , Gourmet Dinner by Robin Baker 0 Comments

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The Devonshire Cat and Cavendish Cancer Care are joining forces for a one off night of spectacular food and drink on February 10th 2015.

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24th December 2014

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year

Posted by Robin Baker 0 Comments

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A big thank you to all our customers that have made 2014 the best year yet!

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25th November 2014

Jester - A new breed of English hop

Posted in: Beer , Albion , Jester by James Simpson 0 Comments

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Want to know more about the latest beer in our Albion series? It's been brewed with the English hop 'Jester'...

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15th September 2014

Albion Ales, origins of a name

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We are doing a series of beers based on and showcasing English hops. The idea and the name came together in an unusual collaboration between the brewery and a local choir called Albion ....

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9th September 2014

Hopping down to Hereford

Posted in: Our Beers , Life At Abbeydale by John Parkinson 0 Comments

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A brewer's day out

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17th July 2014

Craft Beer At Its Finest - #OldAle

Posted in: Our Beers , Life At Abbeydale by Robin Baker 0 Comments

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We have been experimenting with ageing our beer in wooden casks. Want to know more? I'm sure you wood!...

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8th July 2014

Sunfest Beer Festival Opening

Posted in: Events & Festivals , Pubs by Dan Baxter 0 Comments

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Eight years and still going strong. SunFest 2014 could well be the best yet!...

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26th June 2014

From Pub To Brewery - Seeing The Other Side Of The Trade

Posted in: Life At Abbeydale by Robin Baker 0 Comments

My first blog with my thoughts on my first few weeks working at the brewery and the adjustment I have had to make from life behind the bar.

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25th April 2014

Abbeydale and Founders Collaboration

Posted in: Events & Festivals , Life At Abbeydale , Our Beers by Sam Lee 0 Comments

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Leaving behind the gypsum mines of Grand Rapids, Michigan, the creators of “All Day IPA” and “Kentucky Breakfast Stout” head for the UK with their first stop being Sheffield.

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4th April 2014

Now Then 6

Posted in: Events & Festivals , Our Beers by Sam Lee 0 Comments

Scan with your smartphone for more informaiton on the beer Now Then 6 QR Code

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6th March 2014

National Winter Ales Festival 2014

Posted in: Events & Festivals , Our Beers by Sam Lee 0 Comments

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This year saw the National Winter Ales Festival move from Manchester to Derby, known for its railways, Rolls Royce and probably something else. 

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31st January 2014

Abbeydale Brewery has taken the lease on the Devonshire Cat!

Posted in: Life At Abbeydale , Our Beers , Pubs by Sam Lee 0 Comments

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After a nail biting few months, it is our pleasure to announce that Abbeydale has taken over the lease on the Devonshire Cat on Wellington Street.  We are absolutely delighted to be part of this Sheffield landmark and will strive to maintain the Devonshire Cat’s tradition of quality cask ales, keg and bottled beers and great pub food.

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28th January 2014

Abbeydale Brewery are Pub People Company's Brewery of the Month

Posted in: Industry News , Our Beers , Pubs by Dan Baxter 0 Comments

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Abbeydale Brewery has been nominated to be Pub People Company's brewery of the month throughout Febuary 2014.

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24th January 2014

Manchester Beer Festival

Posted in: Events & Festivals , Our Beers by Sam Lee 0 Comments

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After a usual morning in the office, two of the Abbeydale team hopped on the train across the border that changes the colour of roses from white to red and the general term of endearment from “pal” to “cock”. Yes, we went to the Manchester Beer Festival.

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24th December 2013

Merry Christmas & A Happy New Year to you all from Team Abbeydale!

Posted in: Life At Abbeydale by Dan Baxter 0 Comments

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May we thank all our customers for their continued support this year.  

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26th November 2013

Absolution wins 1st prize at Northwich Beer Festival

Posted in: Events & Festivals , Our Beers , Pubs by Dan Baxter 0 Comments

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Thank you North Cheshire CAMRA!...Absolution takes 1st prize at Northwich Beer Festival

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22nd November 2013

Pre-book your Abbeydale beer for your home Christmas party

Posted in: Events & Festivals , Our Beers by Dan Baxter 0 Comments

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Fancy some of our lovely Christmas themed beers or even some of our tried n' tested regular beers for your home Christmas party this year?

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12th November 2013

Steel City Beer Festival 2013

Posted in: Events & Festivals , Industry News , Our Beers by Sam Lee 0 Comments

Trade session and tasting at Sheffield CAMRA's Steel City Beer and Cider festival 2013.

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23rd October 2013

British Hops

Posted in: Industry News , Our Beers by Dan Baxter 0 Comments

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It's no secret that here at Abbeydale we don't shy away from hops.

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4th July 2013

Sunfest 2013: An Introduction To The Beers

Posted in: Events & Festivals , Pubs by Dan Baxter 0 Comments

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So, another year on making this our 7th Sunfest real ale festival. The task: to stick to only 96 beers for the marquee.

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30th May 2013

Tramlines Ale Launch Party

Posted in: Events & Festivals , Our Beers by Sam Lee 0 Comments

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  The "Tramlines" beer launch night started as you may expect any other Thursday to start in Sheffield; with intermittent downpours of Biblical proportion. We lucky few escaped the deluge and were pleasantly serenaded by a few of Sheffield's sprites under the roof of one of the steel cities' favourite institutions; The Harley.   

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20th May 2013

Call for Tramlines Tasters

Posted in: Events & Festivals , Our Beers by Dan Baxter 0 Comments

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TRAMLINES FESTIVAL 2013 PRESS RELEASE CALL FOR TRAMLINES TASTERS Tramlines, The UK’s biggest inner city festival, is calling on ale fans to help them choose the Tramlines 2013 official ale.

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5th April 2013

Now Then Magazine Celebrate Their 5th Birthday

Posted in: Events & Festivals , Industry News , Our Beers by Dan Baxter 0 Comments

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Now Then Magazine Celebrate Their 5th Birthday with our colaborative beer Now Then 5

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29th March 2013

Invoice no. 50000

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On the 14th March 2013 we issued our 50,000th invoice to the one-and-only Three Stags Heads in Wardlow Mires.

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14th February 2013

Abbeydale Brewery We Love Hops

Posted in: Life At Abbeydale , Our Beers by Dan Baxter 0 Comments

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Batch number 4300 Deception and a short video blog of my favourite stage in the brewing process

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8th January 2013

Abbeydale Brewery on BBC Radio Sheffield Clueless: Clue #2

Posted in: Life At Abbeydale , Our Beers , Pubs by Dan Baxter 0 Comments

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On the 6th Jan 2013 BBC Radio Sheffield ran Clueless. Jenny - with the help of Howie - ran all over Sheffield following cryptic clues in search of treasure. Dan at Abbeydale Brewery handed out clue #2. But only in exchange for Jenny pulling a pint!!

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31st October 2012

Loved it, Loved it, Loved it

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It was just so exciting!  Dan had very kindly volunteered me to help out at this years SIBA North Beer Festival in Manchester so off we set last week, with me not quite sure what to expect....

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8th August 2012

What I loved about my first RambAle

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What I loved about my first RambAle was not being the only girl!

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8th August 2012

Well Praise the Lord!

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For One Night Only - The Holy Trinity becomes the Trinity Arms!

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28th June 2012

Dan's Sunfest Bit 2012

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An introduction to Sunfest 2012

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15th May 2012

Fruits of your generosity

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Re-opening of Shepherd Wheel and we get a mention!

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26th April 2012

CAMRA's Outstanding Contribution to Real Ale Award(s)

Posted in: Industry News by Dan Baxter 0 Comments

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This prestigious award is rarely awarded. They certainly don’t hand them out like beer mats!

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26th April 2012

The Now Then Beer

Posted in: Life At Abbeydale , Our Beers by Sue Morton 0 Comments

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Ever wondered how we make our lovely beer? This short film will take you through the full process from start to finish.

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10th March 2012

What Happens When 200+ Brewers Get Together in One Place for 2 Days?

Posted in: Events & Festivals by Sue Morton 0 Comments

Well perhaps not quite what you imagine, well ok yes lots of beer gets consumed and yes some people are a bit late getting started on day 2 and yes some don't surface at all, but on the whole it is a pretty business-like event, with beer.  

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8th March 2012

Abbeydale Brewery at Rotherham Real Ale and Music Festival

Posted in: Events & Festivals by Dan Baxter 0 Comments

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Get used to seeing and hearing members of the Abbeydale team this year. Our aim certainly for 2012 and beyond is to keep our Abbeydale community up-to-minute with going's on inside and outside the brewery...

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7th March 2012

The Pub Nearest to the Brewery

Posted in: Pubs by Sue Morton 0 Comments

The pub nearest to the brewery is The Broadfield on Abbeydale Road. It has long been a landmark pub in Sheffield famous for its climber clientele, infamous in the 70s for its less than salubrious clientele of druggies and drug dealers...

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7th March 2012

Always Look for the Abbey

Posted in: Life At Abbeydale by Dan Baxter 0 Comments

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Abbeydale Brewery was started in 1996 and the concept for the design was put in place by owner Patrick Morton and his old friend Ivan Bradley, a graphic designer, before brewing began...

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7th March 2012

Dr Morton's Amazing Pumpclips

Posted in: Our Beers by Sue Morton 0 Comments

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The Dr Morton's range of beers and pumpclips are produced for Abbeydale Brewery by artist and designer Ivan Bradley. The clips are a real success, every beer sells out with ease and the beers are now brewed two or three times...

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7th March 2012

The Return of the Angel Beers

Posted in: Our Beers by Dan Baxter 0 Comments

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Back in February 1999 the Angel beers made their first appearance. They were conceived as a pair of beers. Patrick, always the scientist, always the experimenter was interested to see just what difference adding roast barley made to the flavours in a beer with the same hops. So Archangel and Dark Angel came about. Each has the same hops in the same quantities but a different malt grist.

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