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  1. SteelCityAle

    Kommune - anyone been?

    personally I find the new location much better, the old location was away from anywhere else I go, and while not far from my house a bloody long way to carry a dozen or more bottles! New location is halfway from work to Shakespeare, and I can get a direct bus from outside to the end of my road. Not been yet so can't comment on the atmosphere etc, will pay my first visit tonight I think.
  2. SteelCityAle

    The Crow

    I suspect you may be right re seating at Kommune (the name hardly suggests a selection of quiet snugs and wingback armchairs...), I'm not gonna speculate on the prospective clientele though
  3. SteelCityAle

    Sentinel brewhouse and eatery

    Can confirm Budapest is excellent for craft beer now. Also several Polish cities e.g. Krakow, Wroclaw, Gdansk/Gdynia, Warszawa, Poznan... Slovakia is catching up, Ukraine has had a craft explosion, Romania is suddenly getting good... Riga and Vilnius. In fact there's only a few European countries with not much to offer beerwise if you know where to look! Thanks to Wizzair a lot of the eastern European destinations can be done stupidly cheaply for a long weekend from Donny too
  4. SteelCityAle

    The Crow

    Definitely as well as I'm looking forward to it, with Hop Hideout's new venue as well I've got a nice little after-work crawl without even going further than the Shakey BTW commenting on the clientele months before it even opens must be some sort of record for the Forum...
  5. SteelCityAle

    Hop Hideout closing / moving!

    good location in my book, breaks up walk to the Shakey, and bus direct to the end of my road for when I get takeouts!
  6. SteelCityAle

    Sentinel brewhouse and eatery

    Got it in one. They've been playing the long game, a decade of bland and bland-with-Ribena, then boom, they're gonna release the results of their secret barrel aged spontaneous fermentation program, Yorkshire Gueuze
  7. SteelCityAle

    Sentinel brewhouse and eatery

    Really? I don't drink the core beers much, but tried the Deception in the Shakey last week and it was really good, loads of hop aroma. Funk Dungeon is where it's at though...! Not been to St Mars yet, I'd be there a lot more often if they'd got their originally planned premises near Abbeydale, far more convenient. I spotted the coolship in their pictures and they've confirmed plans for spontaneous fermentation so I look forward to that (though it'll presumably be a couple of years at least by time they've been aged properly). Another Sheffield brewery has done a couple of spontaneous fermentation experiments recently, no prize for guessing who...
  8. SteelCityAle

    Sentinel brewhouse and eatery

    I never really think of the Rutland as centre, I guess it sort of is, but it's out on a limb a bit - wherever they are, they do have the best beer range in Sheffield! I get the cocktail comments re Dev, I tend not to have a problem, the issue I have is people seem to congregate around the guest keg taps, coupled with the low light levels it becomes impossible to work out what's on (I find tap badges more helpful than a blackboard). Back on topic, I'm interested to see what Sentinel do. They've kept Alex on as head brewer, but I'm guessing they won't do exactly the same as before, for that is the very definition of madness...
  9. SteelCityAle

    Sentinel brewhouse and eatery

    Interesting, in what way is the Dev Cat 'not really a beer pub'? I realise they do many other things, but they still have one of the best beer ranges in the city and probably the best in the centre
  10. SteelCityAle

    Sentinel brewhouse and eatery

    A new company has bought the assets, they intend to brew but I don't know if they have yet. They will be changing the name in due course
  11. SteelCityAle

    Sentinel brewhouse and eatery

    TBF they've only just taken over, would take them a few weeks to get properly up and running, so it's either a few hours here and there or just don't open at all for now For those who use Farcebook they seem to publicise when they'll be open on there...
  12. SteelCityAle

    Sentinel brewhouse and eatery

    they've been open last couple of Saturdays, not sure about other times but been closed whenever I've walked past
  13. SteelCityAle

    The price of a pint?

    Wetherspoons, proof that 'cheap' and 'value' are not the same thing...
  14. SteelCityAle

    Shakespeare's autumn beer festival

    I went along last night to, ahem, help with QC. Started with the 4 imperial stouts that are upstairs, all really good. Really liked the two mango beers and the passionfruit one.
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