The latest to join the growing list of Sheffield breweries
In the past few years, Sheffield has gone from being a city with a brewing history, to one where the beer business has not only been revitalised, but is booming - and it shows no sign of stopping.
Next to join the resurgence with their very own micro-brewed beers is Loxley Brewery. Set up by the management team at the Wisewood Inn, the micro-brewery is based behind the pub on Loxley Road.
The Wisewood team, which includes brewers David Woodhead and Micheal Hampshire, were inspired to set up the brewery after experiencing all the fantastic beers from other local breweries and developing a taste and love for a good quality pint.
The aim is to brew their ales using only pure, natural ingredients whenever possible. They are able to brew their beers using Loxley spring water, which is drawn from the brewery’s own on-site well.
The result is two refreshing cask ales, fittingly named Wisewood One and Wisewood Two. One is a smooth four per cent blond, while Two is their stronger 4.3 per cent golden ale brewed with New Zealand Motueka hops. Two other types of beer are under development, including a traditional Yorkshire bitter and an American hopped IPA. They also have plans to eventually sell the water separately.
It’s still early days for Loxley Brewery, but the team are already looking to the future of the brand and are planning on doing some mini brewery tours – watch this space.
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