25 years of Abbeydale Brewery

25 years of Abbeydale Brewery Image

After a very unpredictable 2020 for the whole population – including our beloved beer industry, and us here at Abbeydale Brewery (more on that in this blog post), we're finding things to look forward to in 2021. One thing we can be sure of is that we will be celebrating our 25th anniversary! We feel very fortunate to be here and certainly feel it's a milestone well worth celebrating.

Throughout the year we're planning on releasing a series of anniversary beers, which will be marked with our special commemorative logo (shown on the right!). We don't want to give toooo much away just yet, but suffice to say we've got some amazing surprises up our sleeves with some completely new brews and some twists on popular favourites on the way.

We're kicking off the year's special releases with two returning beers… the first of which has been brewed this week! Our Amarillo hopped American Brown Ale, Brimstone, was a much loved feature of our core range from 2006 until 2016 before we had to take the difficult decision to retire it, but it's back as a limited release in early February… including in can for the very first time! It's a favourite beer of our Sales Director, Dan Baxter – who himself has worked for the company since 2007. Starting out at one-time Abbeydale pub The Moon, he began working at the brewery as a brewer and salesman in 2008 (following in his grandad's footsteps, who used to work at the old William Stones Cannon Brewery on Rutland Road), and he's never looked back. Dan's very excited to get Brimstone back in his life, and we hope you are too! 

Also in February we have the return of Last Rites, our always popular dry hopped barley wine – we can't wait to welcome it back to our line-up.

What would you like to see us get brewing in our 25th anniversary year? Let us know in the comments below!


Team Abbeydale

Last Updated: 12th January 2021
Author: Laura Rangeley


Adele from Sheffield said...
Echoing Paul's idea above 're a tankard with logo - sheffield pewter? - 2nd February 2021 at 7:59:30 pm
Abbeydale Brewery from Sheffield said...
Hi all, thanks for your comments and it's great to see so many amazing ideas! Afraid an AF beer isn't something we've got the kit to do, but Lady RaRa is returning under our Indulgence range and we have Double Deception on the way later in the year too! We'll definitely chat about the other beery ideas and would love to get some special commemmorative merch underway too. Watch this space! Cheers! Laura on behalf of Team Abbeydale - 2nd February 2021 at 8:24:45 am
Peter Dillon from Sheffield said...
Would love to get the chance to pour some Larceny down the throat again!! Used to be my all-time fave.😪 - 1st February 2021 at 4:01:29 pm
Andy Morton from Sheffield said...
I also like the sound of an AF beer. What about a dark tasty smooth mild as well? And a special anniv polo shirt? - 27th January 2021 at 9:14:05 pm
Chris Gleave from Mansfield said...
How about a turbo-charged version of the ever-fabulous Deception? - 26th January 2021 at 5:04:22 pm
jenny kidd from Sheffield said...
Lady Ra Ra!!!! - 26th January 2021 at 12:42:07 pm
Chris Richardson from Newark said...
I do like an oatmeal breakfast stout with plenty of bite and poke. - 24th January 2021 at 3:35:41 pm
Paul Allum from Mansfield said...
How about a nice limited edition tankard with logo etc
A summer berries porter/stout would be nice 😜 - 17th January 2021 at 5:15:42 pm
John from Uppermill Saddleworth said...
Love an American brown Ale & have been fortunate to enjoy the respective brews from Manchester based Runaway & Thirst Class. Stiff competition - but will have to try yours. - 17th January 2021 at 2:57:22 pm
George Lee from Sheffield said...
Would love to see an AF Heathen, I'm a non drinker now but love a beer and miss Abbeydale beers. - 12th January 2021 at 11:46:42 am

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