One of the most popular items on the agenda at our conferences is the ‘Live Beer Blogging’ feature.
At Beer Now on Saturday 18th March, we will include this year’s session:
15:00 – 16:00 Live Beer Blogging: Live Beer Blogging has been the premier event of the Beer Bloggers & Writers Conferences (both in North America and Europe) since their inception. Similar to speed dating, participating breweries have eight minutes to pour a beer, provide an explanation, and answer questions of attendees all while the attendees write their thoughts live via social media and blogs. Live Beer Blogging forces breweries to hone their marketing pitch and attendees to perfect their beer analysis skills. Participating breweries include Twisted Barrel Ale, Sentinel Brewing Co., Abbeydale Brewery, Sharps Brewery, The Ilkley Brewing Co., Lost Industry and Thornbridge.
It is a pleasure to welcome all the breweries to host this session. Here’s a little more about each brewery and relevant links to discover more about them along your beery journey.
Thornbridge: Founded in 2005 and based in Bakewell, a short drive from Sheffield, in the beautiful Peak District. A multi-award winning brewery with an ethos of ‘passion, innovation and knowledge’. Thornbridge brews at two sites, their original Thornbridge Hall 10 barrel brewery and since 2009 their state of the art, brewery and bottling line site at the Riverside in Bakewell. Jaipur is their flagship India Pale Ale at 5.9% delivering big hops and accentuated notes of honey; a classic must try beer! View more of their beers and about this fantastic internationally awarded brewery here: http://www.thornbridgebrewery.co.uk / @Thornbridge
Abbeydale: This Sheffield brewery celebrated their 20th anniversary last year and have continued to progress from their traditional cask ale focus with a recent re-brand of this range, then hotly launching the first ever cans of their flagship American hopped pale ‘Heathen’ during Sheffield Beer Week this year and newly announcing their exploration of barrel aging through new ‘Funk Dungeon’ arm.
http://www.abbeydalebrewery.co.uk / @AbbeydaleBeers
Ilkley Brewery: Based in North Yorkshire, this brewery packs a punch with multi-award winning beers and by bringing the brewing tradition back to the namesake Yorkshire spa town after a 100 year hiatus in 2009. With a reputation for quality ingredients and brewing skill, and fully engaged with the local community. They produce over 50,000 pints a week, have recently canned rye session IPA ‘Alpha Beta’ and ‘Lotus’ IPA (read more HERE) and with Luke Raven at the helm it’s an exciting brewery to watch grow.
http://www.ilkleybrewery.co.uk/our-beers/ / @ilkleybrewery
Sentinel: The youngest brewery in our Live Beer Blogging showcase, this Sheffield brewhouse and taproom opened in March 2016 by master brewer Alex Barlow. Beer and food pairings are a huge focus for this outfit, offering pairings up for their full range of beers from Kolsch-style ‘cK’ to their Sheffield best bitter ‘SB’, their Kissmeyer brewery collaboration, a rhubarb rosehip Gose ‘RRG’ and more!
http://www.sentinelbrewing.co / @sentinelbrew
Sharps: Founded in 1994 at Rock, Cornwall this brewery went on to grow and catch the eye of Molson Coors who purchased the brewery in 2011. Their flagship beer ‘Doombar’ has gone on to be a top-selling ale across the UK and was named after the treacherous stretch of sand bank located near the brewery at Rock. To discover more beers from this brewery head here:
https://www.sharpsbrewery.co.uk / @SharpsBrewery
Twisted Barrel: This Coventry based brewery’s ethos is, ‘We are more folk than punk’, which expresses this outfit’s fun ethos and playful nature. They started out in 2014 on a pico kit and have grown over the last three years to now house a bigger kit and on-site brewery taphouse.
https://www.twistedbarrelale.co.uk/tap-house / @TwistBarrelAle
Lost Industry: Another newbie to the bunch, this Sheffield brewery is less than two years old and already making a name for themselves for their take on sour style beers. Newly launch peach melba yoghurt sour collaboration ‘Lost Steel Industry’ (with Steel City Brewing and Sheffield Beer Week) was inspired by the Bellini cocktail.
http://www.lostindustrybrewing.com / @Lost_Industry