Hop Hideout expands

After 16 months trading within Vintedge on Abbeydale Road, the award winning Hop Hideout has moved location to an independent neighbouring shop at 448 Abbeydale Road; nestled alongside the original unit in the Antiques Quarter. The picturesque corner location, next door to The Broadfield pub, means the specialist beer shop can focus on evening events in conjunction with offering a growing range of beers (400+) for enjoyment. Previous events have included book readings from 2014 Beer Writers of the Year – Boak and Bailey, art exhibitions (featuring work from Alec Doherty of Partizan and Rich Norgate of Magic Rock) beer and cheese paired nights and Meet the Brewers. The next Meet the Brewer event is with Marble Brewery on Thurs 21st May (previous events have included Northern Monk Brew Co, Mad Hatter and Thornbridge). The independent shop space has launched extended opening hours and now offers draught beer to take out via growler fills – all detailed on their freshly designed website www.hophideout.co.uk Jules and Will of Hop Hideout shared that, “We hugely enjoy sourcing beers from Yorkshire and all over the world to offer a fantastic selection for our customers. Now that we have our new shop location it means we can showcase a wider range of beers on draught too from exciting breweries such as Magic Rock and Mikkeller. Importantly for us, now that we have our own dedicated space, we can host regular evening events. We’re already working on future events which include ‘Beery Book Club’ every 2nd Thursday of the month starting in May and ‘Pucker Up’ a night of sour beers.” Over the Easter weekend Hop Hideout joined forces with Picture House Social to host ‘A Firkin Beer Festival’ featuring 18 casks, kegs and a specialist bottled beer and cider selection. With lots of collaboration beers from outstanding breweries such as Siren, Fyne, Ilkley, Yeastie Boys, Bad Seed, Northern Alchemy, Weird Beard and Marble showcased. The duo are looking to continue with the success of this inaugural event and are already planning future beer festivals. Catch Jules hosting beer and cheese pairings alongside friends Anchorage in the demo marquee at the Sheffield Food Festival over the May Bank holiday weekend (23rd to 25th May).

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