Friday, 22 June 2012

Wee Beefys June beer bites


    here are a few bits of beery info from the last week.


Once again offering a good range of local and further afield real ales, I had two incredibly good beers during the week. The first was Entertainment, a Polish lager from Revolutions brewery,  perhaps one of the best cask lagers I've tried (it didn't have that odd aftertaste that other offerings seem to have), the other was Espresso stout from Dark Star brewery, which seemed even punchier and coffee heavy than I remember. More Dark Star and Revolutions brewery offerings coming soon.

Three Cranes

More Blue Bee on the bar at the Cranes (and the football on the telly)  along with another game of two halves, the beer A game of Two Halves from Vale Brewery, which was a very nice drop. They have a cask of Blue Bee's new beer Light Blue in the cellar, likely to be on this weekend. Shakespeares, The Gardeners Rest and The Rutland will also be selling this new ale.


After the magnificence of the mighty Revelation pale, Dark Star Summer Solstice was on the bar along with three Thornbridge beers. I wasn't sure if this was the one that I hadn't enjoyed at the Coach and Horses, but it didn't matter since this was a very nice pint indeed. The Jaipur was also in good form.

Sheffield Tap

The Bearded Lady was still on, as was the excellent Odell/Thornbridge Pond Hopper, along with a good cask range including 3 from St Peters, of which the mild was probably the pick. For those that are interested, upcoming KeyKeg beers include Weihenstephaner St Vitus, Maui Big Swell, Thornbridge General Sherman and Puja, Magic Rock Cannonball, St Peters Cream Stout and Mikkeller Weizenbock.

That's all the news for now, got to get off and continue prepping for a hopefully dry BBQ (with real ale from Archer Road Beer Stop, where else?) tomorrow.

Wee Beefy


  1. Nice one, but I don't actually like the Dark Star coffee beer, though love their more pale and hoppy stuff... Prefer Kipling from the Thornbridge range. It appears the 2 breweries have some sort of agreement to swap ales as a lot of Thornbridge stuff available done here in Sussex. Cheers mate :-)

    1. I think its a good deal, there's no shortage of Thornbridge in Sheffield so Dark Star makes a nice change, the fact that its on in Shakespeares a lot means its a sensible price as well.