is our way of showing just how amazingly popular we are...

 

It all began on Tandleman's blog back in September... rumours of hoppy beer had leaked out and, being a man for his hops, this was posted right away... and just look how crap our Mk.1 logo was, all crooked and all!

Phil at Beermerchants soon picked up on the story and gave us this great write-up...

... then nothing happened for a while until this gem appeared on the Reluctant scooper blog...

... closely followed by us headlining on Quaffale...

... and also in the Sheffield CAMRA magazine...

... then this whopper in the Sheffield Star which really got Wickett's goat...

... and then even serious CAMRA publications began to take us seriously!!! (cheers, John)

...Hop Manifesto featured in Pete's food and beer pairing at the Bacchus, Newcastle...

...and we also got a writeup on this blog, too!...

... and again, in the Sheffield CAMRA December/January "Beer Matters" magazine!  Opinionated, eh?  Do they mean us?...

...and we were amazed to see that Hop Manifesto, our first brew, had been given a top three ranking in "beer of the year" on the Huddersfield-based "A Swift One" blog... wow!

... Woolpack Dave, a brewer and licensee up in Cumbria, told of a friend who'd been drinking our beer locally and liked it...

We got a mention in the Rochdale, Oldham and Bury CAMRA magazine in November 09...

... our latest beer, Black No.1, was in the new Sheffield "Beer Matters" in February...

... and look at this from Stockport's Opening Times!!!  If anyone had told us a few months back we'd be mentioned in the same sentence as Brewdog, Thornbridge, Pictish and Mallinsons I dare say we'd have laughed; this is huge praise indeed and we're really hopeful that we can live up to the hype!

Sheffield CAMRA's "Beer Matters" covered our fourth beer too...

And the "Swift One" blog seemed to really like our stout!!

Alex Hall wrote a nice plug for us in New York's "Ale Street News"...

Our first awards - and what a start!!!  D-Generation XX has won the best Golden Beer plus Best Overall beer at the 2010 Doncaster Beer festival !!!

More press acreage in the Sheffield CAMRA Beer Matters...

And our rant about "Mid-Atlantic Pale Ale" is stirring up some debate; I'm glad one of the most knowledgeable beer writers around agrees with us, it really does make it seem worthwhile...

More coverage in Beer Matters when our license arrived!

Dave got interviewed by some blog or other...

Someone liked our beer!

And one of our biggest local fans bigs us up again!

And we've even made it onto twatter with our collaboration Steel City - Saints and Sinners beer!

Yet again, A Swift One likes one of ours...

Even famous bloggers mention us these days!!!

Another of ours in the Star, Huddersfield...

Our monthly appearance in "Beer Matters"

Us next to Jaipur in the Falmouth programme (where Marduk came third in the Dark beer category!)

The "Trains, Pubs and Football" blog had this to say...

Bizarrely, thanks to a certain Mr Wetsby, we finally made it into CAMRA's "What's Boring" magazine... surely they meant to censor us and forgot?

"Master of the Spooniverse" gets good reviews at York Beerfest...

The new Kent Brewery had some kind words to say about us in their blog...

This Manchester-based blog was particularly complimentary about Nightmare...

Over in Huddersfield, the Star regulars keep drinking our beers!

After a swap with Otley, our beer found it's way to the newly re-opened City Arms in Cardiff!

Some good feedback on a homebrew site...

More random reviews of our beer in a random pub!

From a random blog...

From Chris Fudge's local branch, a mention in the magazine when we were presented with bronze for beer of the festival and, much more importantly, presented Claire with the cheque for the proceeds of "Master of the Spooniverse".

Faint praise, indeed, from Tyson's blog!

Peterborough CAMRA mag had us (and Bram!) in a caption competition although we don't know what the winning caption was!!! (and probably it's best we don't...)

Now this is something special... mentioned as one of the most influential micros in the UK!

Then Gazza gets quoted in a "proper" drinks magazine!!!

Peterborough CAMRA certainly like our beers... although I didn't think Independence Day was too hoppy!

And we even got in the Torygraph, too!!!

 

... what next, the Times Literary Supplement?  CAMRA Champion beer of the year?  Who cares as long as we like what we brew, that's our only rider!