Over the Moon(shine): Abbeydale Brewery’s flagship beer gets national recognition

Sheffield’s Abbeydale Brewery are celebrating this week, after receiving a bronze medal in the Golden Ales category at the prestigious Champion Beer of Britain Awards for their flagship ale Moonshine – their biggest accolade to date.

Since first being brewed in 1996, the 4.3% pale ale, served in a wide number of Sheffield pubs, has become something of a local institution. Previous honours include Champion Beer of Yorkshire 2012 and runner up Champion Beer Of Yorkshire 2017, as well as being nominated as a finalist in last year’s Champion Beer of Britain awards, but this is the first time the brewery has received a national award.

Patrick Morton, Co-Owner and Director at Abbeydale Brewery, says: “Moonshine is well and truly right at the heart of what we do as a brewery, and we pride ourselves on the quality and consistency we continue to achieve. To receive this award proves that even after twenty two years there is clearly still very much a place for our beloved core brew”.

The news comes just weeks before the brewery will showcase a brand new series of innovative beers – “the Brewers Emporium range” – which will include brews from a brand new barrel souring programme. Named the “Funk Dungeon” project, the brewery will be holding a showcase of these beers with a funk/sound paroty over the upcoming August Bank Holiday. Head here for more info and tickets.

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