just a quick update about a bit of good news for the Sheffield brewing scene, and more celebratory goings on.
Blue Bee Brewery
have won Gold at the Stockport Beer and Cider Festival for their Nectar Pale Ale. This is a great bit of news for the brewery, possibly their first award (please don't take my word for this particular fact, I recall summat in Chesterfield last year maybe?) and is great recognition for a brewery that's only been brewing for about 18 months or so.
You can find them on Twitter here if you want to wish them well, or their website can be found here . I am hoping they will heed my entirely serious request to brew a smoked marzen next, a feat which, speaking as someone with absolutely no brewing experience whatsoever, I would expect to be a cinch....
Fat Cat hire a massive automobile
Not the whole story, since mercifully its not a monster truck (although, would that necessarily be a bad thing?) and importantly its a red bus hired for the Jubilee celebrations which is taking people on a tour of the Kelham Island area throughout the Jubilee weekend, until tomorrow evening. Well worth a trip I'd suggest, along with a pie and a pint in the Fat Cat. Thanks to the Postcode Gazette for this info.
Please also note they are not open until 18.00 on Friday 8th of June for the funeral of Dave Wickett.
Some festivals still on....
Don't miss the Tramway at 192 Chatsworth Road Chesterfield, The Commercial Chapeltown, The Organ Grinder Canning Circus Nottingham, The Lescar Sheffield, and MoCa bar in Matlock. Apologies if I missed any pubs off, am sure any pub hosting a festival for the jubilee will still be selling beers so keep an eye out!
That's all the gen for now, thanks.