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Sunfest 2018… The Beer List!

Sunfest 2018... The Beer List!

With one week to go, the car park closed and the beer tent ready to go up, here is your official Sunfest 2018 beer list! With 72 casks and 31 kegs we hope we’ve covered all bases and there’s a beer for everyone. Expect plenty of sessionable pales for summer quaffing, alongside some weird and wonderful (occasionally bordering on outrageous) specials! Read on, and see you at the bar…

Cask List:

Abbeydale Brewery, Sheffield:

Brewbell Wood (4.1%) – Our charity collaboration for this year! Pale and hoppy. 10p from every pint goes straight to Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice

Birdhouse Tea Beer (4.2%) – Jasmine and hibiscus infused pinkish pale

Black Lurcher (7.0%) – Strong stout

Citrus Saison (VG) (7.2%) – *Festival exclusive* *Funk Dungeon release*

Deliverance 2 (VG) (9.0%) – DIPA

Don’t Go Bacon My Heart (7.1%) – Bacon and ice cream porter (Collaboration with Ass Clown Brewing)

Mangoes Into A Beer Tent (5.6%) – *Festival exclusive*, cryo-hopped mango pale

Piracy (4.3%) – Classic pale ale

Salvation 9 (VG) (7.0%) – Espresso martini stout

Tramlines (VG) (3.8%) – Session IPA brewed in celebration of the tenth year of Tramlines

Voyager 10 (VG) (5.6%) – IPA

Wanderer 3 (VG) (4.5%) – Bergamot and grapefruit pale

Acorn Brewery, Barnsley – Itchycoo Dark (4.5%) – Hoppy dark ale

Aire Heads Brewery, Goole – Airelequin (3.5%) – Amber session ale

All Day Brewing, Salle, Norfolk – Norfolk Green Hop Saaz (VG) (4.5%) – Kolsch style ale

Animal Brewing, Oxford – Hop-kitty IPA (3.9%) – Hoppy pale ale

Arbor Ales, Bristol – Mosaic Pale (GF) (4.0%) – Gluten free pale

Ashover Brewery, Clay Cross – Elderflower (4.0%) – Pale infused with freshly picked elderflowers

Bad Seed Brewery, Malton – Code Blue (VG) (5.0%) – Blueberry witbier (Collaboration with the Rook & Gaskill pub)

Baker’s Dozen Brewing Co., Stamford:

Magic Potion #10 (VG) (3.8%) – Single hopped Amarillo pale

System of a Brown (VG) (4.1%) – American brown ale

Beer Ink Brew Co., Huddersfield – Peppa Peach (4.9%) – Peach & pink peppercorn saison

Bexar County Brewery, Peterborough – Burn The Lines (VG) (4.2%) – Beetroot gose

Blackjack Beers, Manchester – King of the Car Park (4.5%) – Belgian style pale (Collaboration with Framework Brewery)

Black Lodge Brewing, Liverpool – Taking Liberties (4.9%) – Raspberry and lactose pale

Blue Bee Brewery, Sheffield – Enigma 500 (5.5%) – Single hopped pale, Blue Bee’s 500th brew!

Box Social Brewing, Newcastle – West Coast Pale (5.0%) – Bitter and juicy pale

Brew York, York – Nuba (VG) (6.6%) – Vermont IPA

Burning Sky Brewery, Firle, East Sussex – Plateau (3.5%) – Zesty, refreshing session beer

Electric Bear Brewing Co., Bath – Werrrd (4.2%) – Crisp and dry NZ pale

Fernandes Brewery, Wakefield – Mandarin (4.5%) – Straw coloured beer with hints of tangerine

Five Towns Brewery, Wakefield – Always Crashing in the Same Car (8.6%) – Rhubarb infused Belgian Tripel

Fixed Wheel Brewery, Birmingham – N+1 (4.7%) – Juicy session IPA

Flagship Beer, Liverpool – Jar (VG) (4.7%) – Sessionable porter

Grain Brewery, Harleston, Norfolk – Slate (6.0%) – Complex smoked porter

Great Heck Brewery, Goole – Zeus (4.5%) – Peppery golden ale

Half Moon Brewery, York – Oat to Joy (6.2%) – Robust oatmeal stout

Harbour Brewing Co., Bodmin, Cornwall – Little Wave (3.1%) – Fruity session IPA

Hopcraft Brewing, Pontyclun, Wales:

Bumper to Bumper (VG) (4.8%) – Spring gorse pale

See With Your Eyes…  (5.0%) – Blueberry cheesecake pale

Hopjacker Brewery, Dronfield – Roobarb and Custard (VG) (6.0%) – Oatmeal pale with rhubarb and vanilla

Imperial Club & Brewery, Mexborough – Stout wi Nowt Tekkn Owt (VG) (6.0%) – Classic, full bodied stout

Kelham Island, Sheffield – Kingston (4.2%) – Sweet ginger stout

Lost Industry Brewing, Sheffield – Cinnamon Mochachino Stout (6.3%) – Milk stout with coffee, cinnamon and cacao nibs

Loxley Brewery, Sheffield – Wisewood Two (4.3%) – Balanced golden ale

Mallinsons Brewing Co., Huddersfield – Pilsner Centennial (3.8%) – Single hopped beer with Pilsner malt

Mile Tree Brewery, Wisbech, Cambs – Meadowgold (3.8%) – Summery session ale

Milk Street Brewery, Frome, Somerset – Morello Bordello (5.2%) – Cherry porter

Moncada Brewery, London – Ruby Rye (5.2%) – Robust ruby ale

Neptune Brewery, Liverpool – Shifting Sands (4.3%) – Hoppy session IPA

North Riding Brewery, Scarborough – Pale Ale v10 (4.5%) – Pale and hoppy

On the Edge Brewery, Sheffield – Klinkhammer (5.0%) – Dry hopped strong pale

Ossett Brewery, Ossett – Ambrosia (5.5%) – American style IPA

Rat Brewery, Huddersfield – Frat Cocktail (4.0%) – Raspberry and mint pale

Raw Brewing Co., Chesterfield – Kiwi Donkey (VG) (5.0%) – New Zealand hopped NEIPA

Redwillow Brewery, Macclesfield – Wreckless (4.8%) – Balanced hoppy pale

Revolutions Brewing, Castleford – Everybody Wants to Rule the World (4.5%) – Blonde ale

Riverhead Brewery, Huddersfield – Happy Valley (4.0%) – Pale and hoppy

Rock Mill Brewery, New Mills – Back to the Future (4.0%) – Classic ruby bitter

Steel City Brewing, Sheffield – MAHIBUDDHNZNEIPA (6.0%) – *Festival exclusive* Mango and apricot hazy IPA

Thornbridge Brewery, Bakewell, Derbyshire – Strawberry Lucaria (4.5%) – Strawberry ice cream porter

Three Blind Mice Brewery, Ely – Little Boo (VG) (4.6%) – Cryo-hopped pale

Top Rope Brewing, Liverpool – Turning Heel (5.1%) *Cask exclusive* Dry hopped hibiscus saison (Collaboration with Turning Point Brew Co)

Torrside Brewing, New Mills:

Bothered By Persistence (3.8%) – Well-hopped pale (Collaboration with Abbeydale Brewery)

Space Cadet (5.8%) – Dank red IPA

Totally Brewed, Nottingham – Monkey Gone To Heaven (6.0%) – Banana and coconut cream ale (Collaboration with Hopcraft Brewing and Waen Brewery)

Turning Point Brew Co., York – Vision Quest (VG) (7.0%) – Bold IPA

Twisted Barrel Ale Brewery, Coventry:         

Table Beer (VG) (2.7%) – *Cask exclusive* Dry hopped sessionable pale (Collaboration with Ridgeside Brewery)

Oblivion (VG) (5.0%) – Export India porter

Vale of Glamorgan Brewery, Barry, Wales – Speakeasy (4.6%) – American IPA

Weird Beard Brew Co., London – Fade to Black (VG) (6.5%) – Black IPA

Wild Beer Co., Shepton Mallet, Somerset – River of Darkness (3.9%) – Smoked dark beer with maple syrup and chillies


Keg List:

Abbeydale Brewery, Sheffield:            

BA American Brown (VG) (9.0%) – *Funk Dungeon release* Barrel aged brown ale with Brettanomyces

Elvish for Friend (VG) (5.5%) – *Festival exclusive* Melon IPA

Heathen (4.1%) – American pale ale

Imperial Brett Saison (VG) (9.5%) – *Funk Dungeon release* Liquorice and anise farmhouse saison with Brettanomyces

Kid Ryenamite (VG) (6.5%) – Rye Baltic porter (Collaboration with Alphabet Brew Co)

Last Rites (11.0%) – Barley Wine

Lost Souls (VG) (10.0%) – Russian Imperial stout

Lost Souls – Bourbon Barrel Aged (VG) (10.0%) – Russian Imperial stout aged in bourbon for 6 months

Nelson Sauvin DIPA (VG) (9.0%) – Double IPA (Collaboration with Vibrant Forest)

Serenity 3 (VG) (3.8%) – Session IPA

Unbeliever 6 (VG) (5.2%) – Dry hopped sour IPA

Voyager 10 (VG) (5.6%) – IPA

Alphabet Brewing, Manchester – Juice Springsteen (VG) (4.5%) – Tropical IPA

Anspach & Hobday, London – The Sour Dry Hop (4.9%) – Dry hopped Berliner Weisse

Bexar County Brewery, Peterborough – Death of Tomorrow (3.6%) – Dark and stormy inspired brown ale with kombucha (Collaboration with Abbeydale Brewery)

Brew By Numbers, London – 07|07 Witbier Orange (VG) (4.5%) – Orange juice and zest infused wit

Cloudwater Brew Co., Manchester – Helles Tettnanger (4.8%) – Light, crisp Helles style lager

Fierce Beer, Aberdeen – Café Racer (6.5%) – Coffee and vanilla porter

Fourpure Brewing Co., London – Juicebox (5.9%) – Citrus IPA

Hanging Bat Brew Co., Edinburgh – All Bucked Up (9.0%) – *Festival exclusive* – the only chance to try this outside the brew pub! Blackberry and Buckfast imperial Baltic porter (Collaboration with Abbeydale Brewery)

HopJacker Brewery, Dronfield – Flaven (VG) (4.0%) – Elderflower and lemon pale

The Kernel Brewery, London – Biere de Saison – Damson (4.4%) – Saison blend with 350g/l of damsons

Loka Polly, Mold, Wales – Kaffir Lime Leaf Saison (VG) (6.1%) – Fragrant, floral saison

Cervesa Lo Vilot, Lleida, Spain – La Repera (4.5%) – Lactobacillus and pear pale (Collaboration with Black Jack Beers)

Mad Hatter Brewing Co., Liverpool – Jammy Dodger (6.0%) – Raspberry, oat and lactose pale

Odyssey Brew Co., Herefordshire – Show Me A Hero (VG) (7.0%) – Citra IPA

The Runaway Brewery, Manchester – Shandy Penache (2.7%) – Gose blended with kaffir lime lemonade (Collaboration with Steep Soda)

Thornbridge Brewery, Bakewell, Derbyshire – Loket (5.0%) – Czech style Pilsner

Torrside Brewery, New Mills – Bury Me In Smoke (5.5%) – Smoked American brown ale (Collaboration with Black Iris Brewery)

Wild Beer Co., Evercreech, Somerset – Tori’s Secret (4.8%) – Golden session IPA

Wiper & True, Bristol – Kaleidoscope (4.2%) – Refreshing pale ale

*Sunfest takes place at the Rising Sun Inn, Fulwood Road, from the 5th to the 8th of July*


Laura, on behalf of Team Abbeydale

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Fyne Fest 2018

Fyne Fest 2018

We’re just back from our first weekend participating in Fyne Ales’ wonderful Fyne Fest, and what a weekend it was. A superbly organised festival, with an outstanding beer selection that we were very proud indeed to be a part of. And just LOOK at that view!

Fyne Ales as a brewery is similar in age to ourselves and has followed a path quite like ours too. Alongside their reputation for creating high quality cask with an emphasis on pale, hoppy ales (their Jarl is magnificent!) they also produce a large range of exciting specials and have recently established their Origins Project, focusing on barrel ageing and souring (including mixed fermentation techniques) which give their beers a real sense of locality and provenance.

The Origins Project had its very own bar at Fyne Fest this year, and we were honoured to have one of our Funk Dungeon beers showcased alongside barrel aged and mixed fermentation beers from some of the very best in the business. We took along our Bretted American Brown ale, aged in second fill (for us) American oak with Brettanomyces for 15 months.

As well as this, our Funk Dungeon Lead Brewer Jim was invited to speak on a brewers’ panel, chatting yeast, wood and all things mixed fermentation with Jonny of Beavertown’s Tempus Project, Bates from Duration Brewing and Fyne’s own Andrea, who heads up their Origins production.

Of course it wasn’t all sour and funky stuff on offer and the main bar boasted over 250 different beers across cask and keg over the weekend. Coupled with upbeat live music, some great food stalls (oysters for breakfast is definitely a thing) and brilliant company, Fyne Fest was an instant highlight of our beery calendar.

Thank you to Iain and the whole Fyne Ales team for having us along!


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Time for a Treat!

Time for a Treat!

Be it that perfect present for the big guy or a timely treat to watch the World Cup get yours now. These 5L beauties will be in the following bottle shops/pubs from Thursday 7th June*….


The Devonshire Cat

The Rising Sun

Archer Road

Bargain Booze (Crookes)

Beeches of Walkley

Beer Central

Beer Stop (Dronfield)

Brimming with Beer

Castleton Store and Post Office

Dram Shop

Draughtsman Alehouse

George and Dragon

Hop Hideout

Maison du Biere (Elescar)

Mitchells Wine Merchants

Starmore Boss

Swan Inn (Stone)

Tap on Tower Street

The Plough (Hathersage)

Turners Bottle Shop

Whirlow Hall Farm

Wine Rack


They are in limited supply, so get yours quick! 

Keep your eyes peeled for the next release date….


*please note this list does not guarantee availability. We would recommend contacting the retailer direct before making a special journey! 

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