Their first event is a lovingly curated, hop forward beer festival to be held at The Bath Hotel on Victoria Street from Thursday 2nd to Sunday 5th October 2014. The event will feature more than 20 specially selected draught beers from around the country, a wide range of hard to find and international bottled craft beers and a hand-picked selection of quality ciders.
Festival organiser, Jules Gray explains, “As individuals and as a group we’re excited by Sheffield and Yorkshire breweries on our door step. We’re also energised when you search out and find fresh, interesting beers from further afield. We wanted to showcase a good mix of the two together under one roof. Beer is so diverse, with its multitude of styles and it’s about coming together to celebrate that.”
The objective is to host fundraising pop-up beer events in the run up to a larger scale beer festival in October 2015. The Bath Hotel is a beautiful heritage pub known for having a well selected range of cask ales and provides the perfect back drop for this first event.
The festival starts at 5pm Thursday and is open all day over the weekend.
Examples of breweries showcased include: Buxton Brewery, Magic Rock, On the Edge, Steel City, Quantum, Anarchy, Black Jack, Weird Beard, Wild Beer Co., Thornbridge, De Molen, Siren, Founders, Odell, Rogue, Beavertown, Burning Sky, The Kernel, Arbor, Ilkley, Moor and 3 Fonteinen.
The Sheff Brew Fest team includes members from Sheffield Homebrew Club (@SheffBrewClub), Edd Entwistle (manager of The Bath Hotel), Sean Clarke (Beer Central @BeerCentralLtd) & Jules Gray (Hop Hideout @HopHideout).