Our 40th annual Steel City Beer & Cider Festival

This year we are celebrating our 40th annual Steel City Beer festival – volunteers from Sheffield & District CAMRA have been organising and staffing this event in various venues since the 1970s!

We are pleased to announce the basic details and you may well enjoy the same excitement as us about what’s new.

The dates this year are the 29th October to the 1st November and the venue is Kelham Island Industrial museum. As usual there will be over 100 real ales to choose from plus a selection of continental bottled beers and a great choice of traditional cider and perry. Also as usual there will be a choice of foods plus stalls selling various goods, old fashioned pub games to play plus a programme of live music.

The various bars and stalls will be spread across 4 areas – the upper hall, the Mill Owners Pub, the marquee and the plaza – each area will offer unique character and atmosphere.

The beer range will showcase some of our local breweries along with new, rare and interesting real ales from across the UK with all the common beer styles such as pale ales, bitters, mild, stout and porter covered and our volunteers behind the bars happy to advise about beers and ciders and help you choose one you will enjoy.

At this point we are looking for businesses to help support us and promote themselves by being a sponsor at the festival – whatever your budget we will be grateful for your support, the most basic package is to sponsor an individual beer and see your company name on the cask and in the programme, up scaling you could sponsor the van we hire for set up/take down, sponsor the programme, sponsor the posters/flyers, sponsor a festival zone or for the top level of support you could sponsor the whole festival! All our sponsors package include complimentary tickets that include entry, glass, first drink and a go on the games, these tickets could be used for corporate hospitality or a staff thankyou – or just use them yourself!

Kelham Island Museum is easy to get to – walkable from the City Centre or served by buses nearby on Gibralter Street or Nursery Street, additionally it is only a short walk from Shalesmoor tram stop.

The location of the venue also makes it easy to combine a visit to the festival with some great nearby pubs.

 

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