Beer Blog #1: Neepsend Brewery
Posted 21 July 2017
Welcome to the first of hopefully many insightful posts
about our guest beer selection at the Showroom Bar. I, Tom, have been given the
task to take a closer look at the beer (which at times does mean tasting it)
and give my opinion on it.
For the past few years have seen a myriad of breweries
springing up throughout Yorkshire, and in particular Sheffield, all producing
some truly delicious beers so we are somewhat spoilt for choice! The first
brewery I have chosen to feature for the guest selection is Neepsend Brewery.
They are a relatively new addition to the brewing scene but have come out
fighting and produced some of the best beer I have tasted in a long time. Last
year saw the new brewery romp through the Sheffield Beer Festival winning gold
in the strong beer category for their Mosaic IPA and overall Champion Beer of
the festival for their stout.
I was super excited to be able to get their Lychee Oat Pale
Ale LITCHI. At 4.7%, this beer is made for the summer. Tropical notes
really make it a joy to pass through your lips. Its currently just hit the bar
so make sure you try it. We are also showcasing a number of different brews
from this brewery including a single hopped American ale KIPA. At 5.2% this
beer packs a bit more of a wallop! But the Willamette hop that is used for its
base is delicious. The hop is known for its Floral and fruity notes and is
perfect accompaniment for the summer. This beer would go well with fish and
with the relaunch of the menu in the Café Bar, should give you plenty of reason
to come down for a pint.
Hopefully you’ve enjoyed learning a little bit more about
Neepsend Brewery and will come down soon and try a pint of it for yourself.
Each month, we will feature a range of local ales from a different brewery, and
will strive to bring you the best selection that Yorkshire has to offer. So,
keep your eyes peeled for our guest beers and don’t be shy to recommend some of
your favourites to us!