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The Beer List is Here!

The Beer List is Here!

It’s just over one week to go until our Piss Up in The Brewery event on April 6th and 7th… so we thought it was high time to share our beer list with you!

CASK BAR – All Abbeydale Brewery beers

Belgian Inspired Pale – 4.5% – **Collaboration with Melissa Cole** Belgian inspired pale ale with orange zest.

Brimstone – 3.9% – Amarillo hopped American Brown Ale, making a welcome return to our cask roster!

Encantada – 7.1% – The very last cask of our inimitable gruit!

Scott’s Broth – 5.8% – **Festival exclusive** Earl Grey tea and lemon infused pale ale.

Tutti Fruitti – 6.5% – **Festival exclusive** Vegan oat milk stout with berries, dark fruits and spices.

We Need to Talk – 4.4% – **Collaboration with Festival of Debate** Willamette hopped pale ale.


KEG BAR – Abbeydale Brewery

12 Noon – 6.5% – **Collaboration with Wilde Child Brewery, Leeds** A crisp and clean West Coast style IPA, heavily hopped with Ekuanot, Amarillo and Eureka for a vibrant and fruity character packed with notes of papaya, orange and grapefruit.

Din Dins – 7.5% – **Festival exclusive** A Mosaic, Cascade, Citra, Ekuanot, Simcoe and Loral cryo-hopped powerhouse of an IPA!

Grafter – 5.8% – **Collaboration with the Devonshire Cat** DDH IPA packed with outrageous quantities of Sorachi Ace, Enigma & Vic Secret.

Heathen – 4.1% – Wonderfully refreshing pale session beer showcasing the marvellous Mosaic hops from America. Bursting with tropical fruit flavours and a pleasant citrus bitterness.

Heretic #1 – 4.5% –  The first batch of our lager! Clean and crisp, refreshing and super drinkable.

Last Rites – 11.0% – Dry hopped barley wine. Superbly strong with a boozy aroma of caramel & fresh citrus. Smooth & robust with warming alcohol, lots of toffee, candied peel & dried citrus fruits.

Lil Boochie – <1% – **Festival exclusive** Hop Boocha – a fermented tea brewed with Citra and Mosaic hops.

Salvation – 5.4% – Breakfast stout with a robust backbone, and a hint of smoked malt for added complexity. Coffee from Sheffield based roastery Cafeology gives an intensity to the aroma alongside layers of bittersweet flavour. The most important beverage of the day?

Stroopwafel Stout – 10.0% – **Festival exclusive** Imperial stout brewed with maple syrup, vanilla, and one whole stroopwafel per litre!

Unbeliever – 4.9% – Sour beer inspired by the classic Pina Colada cocktail, with pineapple, toasted coconut and Sorachi Ace hops to provide a totally tropical sensation!

Voyager – 5.6% – **First pour** Our first cryo-hopped Voyager IPA! With Ekuanot, Simcoe and Mosaic.

Wanderer – 4.5% – Citra and Cascade hopped IPA, with fresh watermelon and dried hibiscus flowers adding a burst of juiciness, a delicate hint of tartness and a super refreshing finish.

From the Funk Dungeon:

Hop Bretta: El Dorado – 3.7% – An accessible bretted beer, using our house brett blend and single hopped with El Dorado.

Laid To Rest – 6.5% – **Collaboration with Fyne Ales, Scotland** Oak aged mixed fermentation pale, conditioned on dried apples for two months in ex-Speyside whisky butts for a rounded yet tart beer full of orchard notes.

Sow the Seeds – 5.5% – **Collaboration with Siren Craft Brew** Delicately bretted farmhouse IPA hopped with Mosaic and Simcoe. Notes of fruit and pine which harmonise beautifully with our house brett blend.

Wild Plum – 6.5% – A blend of three beers, with the oldest rested on plums from Heeley City Farm and finished with a touch of vanilla. Fermented with a combination of house and wild yeasts including those from the skins of the plums themselves. Slightly tart with a complex aroma.


KEG BAR – Guest beers

Brew York (York) – Skoda War – 11.5% – **Collaboration with Two Tribes** A cherry and tonka bean infused Belgian Quad.

ORA Brewing (Modena, Italy) – Balsamic – 6.0% – Milk stout brewed with barrel aged balsamic vinegar from Modena.

Ridgeside Brewery (Leeds) – Crack the Skye – 6.0% – A spicy rye IPA brewed with Chinook and Amarillo hops.

Siren Craft Brew (Reading) – Mind On My Honey – 10.2% – **Collaboration with Superstition Meadery** Expect a heavy honey aroma, big creamy mouthfeel,  depth of flavour of Morita and Hatch chillis (from Arizona) and a gorgeous roasty base.

Thornbridge Brewery (Bakewell) – Heartland – 4.9% – English cellar beer, a modern take on a traditional style, brewed using Thornbridge’s house cask ale yeast… but served on keg!

Torrside Brewery (New Mills) – Vapour of Reason – 5.5% – **Collaboration with Elusive Brewing** Torrside are on a mission to bring back the BIPA! Using tonnes of Simcoe, Citra, Centennial and Warrior hops.

Wild Card Brewery (London) – Queen of Diamonds – 5.0% – A continually hopped IPA. Hops are added continuously throughout the boil, developing a complex citrus flavour and fresh bitter edge.

Wilde Child Brewery (Leeds) – Opaque Reality – 5.9% – Mango and passionfruit milkshake IPA, with bags of Galaxy and Citra hops, and a decent hit of real fruits.


(Please note that these beers may not all be pouring at once and are strictly subject to availability!)

Hope to see you next weekend – tickets are still available via Party for the People, and include not only your entry but also a bespoke stainless steel pint pot and your first pint of Moonshine fresh from the tank to fill it!


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Heresy Lager

Heresy Lager

We are very excited to announce that for the first time in our 23 year history, we are introducing a lager to our core range of permanently available beers. Welcome Heresy!

We have been thinking about brewing a lager for many a year (some of you may remember our lagered Moonshine, Full Moon, that we released for our 20th birthday back in 2016), but to brew one regularly and consistently on the kit we had in the past was somewhat of a pipe dream. However, with recent investment in our facilities in terms of tanks and glycol chilling upgrades, we now have the ability to control temperature throughout the fermentation, condition and lagering process, widening our horizons and meaning that we can finally unleash an Abbeydale lager upon the world. We’ve always had the name Heresy in our back pocket, and brewery owners Pat and Sue were insistent that we needed to save it for our lager, and we’re so happy that finally the name has a beer to belong to!

The lager itself is clean and crisp, similar to a continental style, with good carbonation and a fresh and floral aroma. Sessionable, with a slight sweetness and low bitterness, perfect for quaffing on a few pints. The strain of Sacchromyces Pastorianus (lager yeast) we use is derived from a German lager yeast. It is neutral in flavour and therefore great for our target end product of a clean, easy drinking beer with a clear and bright presence in the glass.

We initially intended to run a number of trial recipes whilst we dial in our process, similar to how we brought our American Pale Ale Heathen into being (Heathen beginning life as the catchily named Pale Ale #6). However with the very first batch now ready for kegging, we have come to the decision that we’re very nearly there with the recipe – getting things right first time around isn’t generally quite how we do things here at Abbeydale, so this has come as a bit of a surprise to us all! We feel this is definitely testament to the investment in terms of time as well as new kit that we have all put into making sure our lager is just what we wanted it to be.

Heresy will sit happily alongside Heathen in our Brewers Emporium range, and we love the design our artist James Murphy has given it. As our sales head honcho Dan Baxter puts it, “it’s about offering something we produce to absolutely everyone. From a well established core range for regular cask drinkers. To brand new weekly specials for the thrill seekers, cold refreshing heavily hopped hazy keg beers (again both core & weekly specials), small pack, VF & GF beers. Now we have another string to our bow in a smashable lager!”

The first trial batches (called Heretic, a temporary name to reflect that it isn’t quite the finalised recipe) will initially be sent just to our own two pubs, the Devonshire Cat and the Rising Sun, and a small number of other long standing customers, whilst we continue our learning and brewer training and can be confident in achieving the consistency of quality that we always strive for. We would like to use this trial period to ask for feedback from you, our drinking public, so please do get yourself down to the pub and try a pint! You can email us at [email protected], comment on this blog post, or get in touch via any of our social media platforms if you have any thoughts you would like to share.

It’s been a long time coming, with the recipe development taking place over months (if not years!) whilst we have been undergoing extensive research and taking advice from our peers in the industry. The team is hugely excited that this is all now finally reaching fruition, and we can’t wait for you to try our Heresy!

If you’re a trade customer and are interested in stocking our lager, please contact [email protected].

*As of late 2019, cans of our Heresy lager are also available, via our online shop as well as from independent retailers. Let us know if you need assistance hunting down a stockist in your area!

  • About Us

    A true Sheffield institution founded in 1996 and based in the heart of the Antiques Quarter, Abbeydale Brewery blends heritage and tradition with creativity and innovation.

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    Abbeydale Brewery Ltd
    Unit 8, Aizlewood Road
    S8 0YX
    Telephone: 0114 281 2712
    Email: [email protected]


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