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We’re incredibly excited to announce that we’re one of 12 breweries taking part in COLLABAGEDDON 2023, an incredible beery event curated by the wonderful Elusive Brewing.

The concept for Collabageddon is simple: 12 breweries, each paired up with two others to create one “home” collaboration and one away, resulting in an innovative and eclectic mix of beers that launch across a variety of venues nationwide in a true celebration of our wonderful beery community.

We’re delighted to have been paired up with absolute lager masters Utopian Brewing for the “away” leg of our Collabageddon journey, and have already visited their state-of-the-art brewery near Exeter to be guided through our first decoction mash, a fantastic learning experience and what these brewdays are all about (as well as of course the obligatory sharing a pint or three!). Together we have created a Nelson Sauvin single hopped lager which we got brewed nice and early to allow time for traditional lager maturation techniques to take place. Thank you to Jeremy, Richard, Ben and all at Team Utopian for their impeccable hosting and a brilliant day.

And in a few weeks, we can’t wait to welcome Bristol’s Good Chemistry Brewing to the steel city where we’ll be co-creating a dry hopped pineapple pale ale! Plenty of oats and wheat to give a plenty of body to a beer that’s packed with punchy pineapple and dry hopped with the combo of Sabro, Talus and El Dorado, which back up the character of the fruit as well as providing luscious notes of zesty pink grapefruit and a hint of creamy coconut. Tropical vibes and good times await!

These beers, along with ten more brewed by our fellow Collabageddon compadres, launch across the country on Friday 17th November, so save the date! Head to Elusive’s blog for full details of all the breweries, beers and venues getting involved, and keep an eye on their social media too as they’ll be the first to share any updates. We’ve copied the list of beers and venues as it stands below too!

Do let us know what you’re excited for and where you’ll be drinking them on November 17th – you’ll find Team Abbeydale at the Rutland Arms! And a huge thank you to Andy and Ruth at Elusive for having us involved – it truly is a privilege.



Abbeydale x Good Chemistry – 5% Dry Hopped Pineapple Pale

Baker’s Dozen x Merakai – 6% Millionaire’s Shortbread Stout

Elusive x Baker’s Dozen – 6% New Zealand Black IPA

Glasshouse x Red Willow – 4.5% Session IPA

Good Chemistry x Utopian – 4.8% Smokey Brown Ale

Merakai x Glasshouse – 7.2% Oatcream IPA

Moonwake x Tartarus – 5% Black Lager

Polly’s Brew Co x Elusive – 3.8% West Coast Session Pale

Red Willow x Sureshot – 6.5% Red Rye IPA

Sureshot x Moonwake – 6.5% New Zealand NEIPA

Tartarus x Polly’s Brew Co – 6.5% Passionfruit & Coconut IPA

Utopian x Abbeydale – 5.2% Single Hopped Lager w/Nelson Sauvin


Inn Deep – Glasgow

Moonwake* & Lost in Leith* – Leith

The Free Trade Inn* & The Town Mouse – Newcastle

Indie Craft Beer – Kendal

The Woodworkers – Belfast

The Black Cat – Liverpool

GRUB – Manchester

Red Willow – Macclesfield

The Rutland Arms – Sheffield

The Canal House – Nottingham

The Kings Head – Stamford

Tilt – Birmingham

Radio City Social – Chelmsford

Kill The Cat – London

The Green Goddess – London

The Nags Head – Reading

Fuggles – Tonbridge* & Tunbridge Wells*

Beer No Evil – Worthing

The Bookshop Alehouse – Southampton

The Kings Head* & The Good Measure* – Bristol

Craft Republic – Barry

The Bread & Roses – Plymouth

*starred venues will be pouring 6 beers each*

  • 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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