Welcome to the Funk Dungeon...

Since 2018, we've been releasing some innovative brews from our burgeoning Funk Dungeon project, led by our brewer Jim Rangeley. These beers are all designed to showcase mixed fermentation techniques, and are aged and often soured in barrel to produce unique and experimental nano-batch brews.

The majority of our oak barrel stock is neutral in flavour, allowing us to explore what each individual barrel lends to the finished beer. The development of our “house” culture forms a key part of the project, highlighting healthy fermentation and great flavour.

The programme is something which is hugely exciting for us and is a continual learning curve. As our barrel stock expands we intend to release a larger range of aged beers, including barrel finished beer such as stouts, wild saisons and fruited farmhouse style ales.

August 2018 saw us host our inaugural Funk Fest here at the brewery, showcasing a range of sour and mixed fermentation beers from our own project alongside many more from other progressive producers around the UK. It was such a successful weekend that we did it all over again in 2019! We love spreading the word about this type of beer and hope to hold more events surrounding the project in the future.

Our barrels are stored on racks created by a metal fabricator based just up the road from us. With Sheffield’s rich steel history, local industry is important to us, so we’re proud to have supported small business in this project too.

The beardy fellow in the image below is Jim - he's our Lead Brewer for the Funk Dungeon project and the brains behind what's been going on in the (slightly creepy) space in our cellars.

It's becoming increasingly difficult to shut Jim up about yeast and fermentation, and he's always happy to chat about it, so hit us up if you're interested in showcasing a range of our beers and having him along for an event!

There's nothing more social than beer!

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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.


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


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