“The bells were ringing in Beer Central last month as they celebrated their first birthday on the 25th November. It’s been a busy year for the city centre’s bustling bottle shop and with Christmas approaching it’s been a frantic few weeks. Back in early November Beer Central smashed through the 50,000 bottles sold mark, a real landmark for such a young company, but the thirsty folk of Sheffield have really embraced the chance to call in for a few bottles or mini-kegs whilst in or around The Moor Market. Joint owner, Sean Clarke was full of praise for Sheffield, “We were hopeful that the beer community of Sheffield would support our new venture, but the response we’ve had has been phenomenal! Beer lovers, young and old, male and female, of all nationalities have bought a great range of quality real ales and craft beers from us, and local and regional brewers have also benefited as a result.” It’s clear that things continue to buzz down at Beer Central, they’re open Sundays up to Christmas and some late evenings as well. Keep an eye on their Twitter and Facebook feeds for more details and offers, including info on their Christmas gift range. @BeerCentralLtd or www.facebook.com/BeerCentralLtd The latest copies of Beer Matters are also available from their shop.