Sunday, 6 September 2009

Steel City Brewing


Eagle eyed readers will have noticed that from day one of this blog, I have linked to Gazza Prescott's Beer Site, Scoopergen. Set up to explain that phenonemon known as scooping or ticking, it includes in great detail, Gazza's beery adventures. It is simply a must for anyone who takes his beer travel seriously.

Now Gazza is a hop man through and through. He loves Humulus Lupulus like I love my old mum, which is quite a lot. Unlike most old mums though, the hop can do interesting things to beer and Gazza, an experienced beer man, has decided with a fellow beery type and brewer, Dave Unpronounceable, to set up his own beer company, Steel City Brewing which will be based in Sheffield oddly enough. Unlike most breweries though SCB will be piggy backing on an existing brewery to produce beer, but the beer will be brewed to their own recipes by Gazza and Dave. Full details on the Steel City website.

The first brew will be brewed on 26th September and be ready two weeks later. It will be called Hop Manifesto to set out a stall for the new company's philosophy which is "We know what hops are for...". That should give you all a clue. Expect pale and very hoppy and NO crystal malt. The boys say they are inspired by Brewdog among others. Let's hope for great beer without great hype. I wish them all good fortune and hope they'll succeed, but even if they don't, there will surely be some hoppy marvels along the way. Can't wait to try some.

Good Luck Lads!

My thanks to Wurst for alerting me to this.

10 comments:

Barm said...

Sex City Brewing, surely?

Curmudgeon said...

Well done to Gazza for putting his money where his mouth is :-)

Having said that, as I grow older the delights of the "balanced" beer do tend to appeal more than the one-dimensional hop monster.

Tandleman said...

Barm: What?

Mudgie: Never.

Barm said...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ElHBX6cUo2c

Wurst/Whorst- Brewing Arts Instructor, CEO APRK said...

Well, Prescotti and I have resolved our differences. Shame really, as criminals in the arts are quickly becoming a rarity. I was in pre-production of his album too.

Tandleman said...

See? It's nice to be nice. Don't you feel a whole bunch better?

Wurst/Whorst- Brewing Arts Instructor, CEO APRK said...

I've always been nice. Your sentence would have been drastically shortened if you would have acknowledged that various tracks were funny. "Hess I've Got Hunch," "Sparkler Fighting" and "I will Imbibe" are funny as hell. Somebody, somewhere is probably rocking out to them now.

Tandleman said...

OK

Mark said...

That Hop Manifesto sounds like a killer beer! Good luck indeed - I like the name, like the way they display the beer info and I like the hops they put into it.

evilempire said...

Hop Manifesto our tame 'testing the water' brew! we've got loads of ideas up our sleeves, once we're properly up and running want to do some proper IPAs as well as other styles not really catered for in this country

Something else I want to set up is a 9-gallon copper and fermenter, this would enable use to take the first runnings from the mash tun to create some totally unique one-off brews, where we can try things REALLY different - most of these will end up in the Harlequin (our unofficial brewery tap!), but some may end up in festivals (the ones we like at least)