My 2017 Monthly Specials continue in April with the local brewery called Lost Industry.
I first met these guys when they had some ales at New Barrack Tavern down at Hillsborough and this pub is good for supporting local breweries and I also met them when they did a tap takeover at Devonshire Cat a year or so ago.
You will find this brewery do cask, keg and bottles and they don’t do the normal stuff, if you like something wild and wacky this is the brewery for you, from Yorkshire Parkin, to some amazing sours, so lets get down to business and ask them some questions.
The comments in (brackets) are mine.
1. How did you come to choose the name Lost Industry ?
We we’re originally going with the name Satanic Mills until we discovered that there was a trademark clash with a much bigger brewery, didn’t fancy a potential legal battle. The name Lost Industry appealed greatly. It has an edgy quality to it and of course is a nod to the recent past and de-industrialisation of our region.
(we certainly had a lot of lost industries in Sheffield, a great brewery name)
2. What was your first even ale you produced ? what is the favourite one you have done ? what is the strangest one you have made ?
The 1st ale we produced was Hole in’t Road Stout. I think we all have our personal favourites, mine is Foraged Autumn 2016. Strangest, don’t know what you mean! Just brewed a Banana and Cherry Lacto Smoothie.
(my fav one is Biscocity)
3. You have done a few collabs with other breweries, which have been the best and fun, also tell us which breweries you have collab`d with ?
To be honest we’ve enjoyed all of them. It’s always a laugh to brew with Dave (Steel City). So far we’ve done collabs with Steel City, Landlocked, Beer Ink, Totally Brewed, Devonshire Cat, Sheffield Beer Week and Hoptimism. We have future collabs planned with Heist Bar, Hopjacker, Atom and Barrel Drop. Apologies if I’ve missed anyone out!
4. Have you any planned “Meet the Breweries” popping up in 2017 ?
So far only one. We have a meet the brewer/Tap takeover at Heist Bar in Clowne on the 27th of May (Bank Holiday Weekend). Should be proper grand.
5. There a few breweries who have pubs/kegs at brewery, do you think you will ever go down that line of having your own pub tap ?
We hope so. We’re quite close to Hillsborough and we’re looking at possibly opening a tap at the brewery on match days. If that goes well, we’ll see J
(I like that idea, should work as well, as they say .. watch this space)
6. Do you think you will ever go down the route of producing your ales in a “can” ?
It’s definitely something we’re interested in. I think we need to up production before that would be viable though.
7. What is your favourite brewery and why ? (not including yours) and also what is your fav drink when doing out ?
I think we all have our favourites. There are so many great breweries out there. Buxton take some beating in the UK. Breweries like Cantillon and Boon are great. There are some fantastic breweries in the States that we love too. Personally I opt for sour styles but still love an IPA or Imp Stout.
(Buxton is one place I want to go to visit their tap pub)
8. Do you have any exciting ales coming soon ? any unusual ingredients ?
We have plans for a Chocolate digestive milk stout which should be good. It’s about time we re-brewed the Nettle Gose again too.
(mmm choc digestives does sound really good)
9. What do you think will be the next big thing in the beer world ?, I know we don’t have a crystal ball but pretend you do ?
10. Have you and your ales won any awards?, have you gone down the ale/food paring evening ?
To be honest we haven’t really entered any competitions. We did get the best new brewer in South Yorkshire with Ratebeer though. We’ve done a couple of pairings. The BBQ Collective, Mr Pickles and Red’s true BBQ. I’d quite like to do an Indian food pairing though.
You can see more on their website which also lists the places that sell their ales, mainly in bottles or on keg.
You can follow them on Facebook and Twitter : @Lost_Industry