The Half Pint Marathon

A collaboration between Thornbridge Brewery and Forum Cafe Bars LTD will have you reaching for your (half) pint glass this spring.

The ‘Half Pint Marathon’ is a month long celebration of some of Sheffield’s best independent beer venues, dreamt up by the people behind the two companies.

Following on from the newly rebranded Yorkshire Half in April, the Half Pint Marathon will give people the chance to explore the city, support their local independent venues and do something good for charity.

The Half Pint Marathon incorporates thirteen of Sheffield’s favourite pubs – The Greystones, The Bath Hotel, The Hallamshire House, The Stags Head, The Forum, The Old House, The York, The Broadfield, Shakespeare’s, The Brothers Arms, The University Arms, Kelham Island Tavern and The Rutland Arms.

Each of the venues will be serving a specially created collaboration Thornbridge and FCBL beer Stitch – a light, hoppy, 4% session ale!

STITCH half pint marathon

FCBL Managing Director, Kane Yeardley says “The Half Pint Marathon will be a great opportunity for Sheffield to get out there and support their local, independent pubs and some great causes in one go!” And Thornbridge bosses say “This is a fantastic chance to make a tasty new beer, work with some great Sheffield pubs and make some money for good causes. We’re very excited for the month of May!”

Participants will have the month of May to visit all thirteen sites armed with their ‘Half Pint Marathon’ card. Once they have enjoyed a beer in each venue they will have the opportunity to submit their card into the prize draw to win fantastic prizes from across Sheffield, including brewery tours, tasting sessions, beer, and much, much more.

The Half Pint Marathon aims to raise £13,000 for some of Sheffield’s best loved charities – St Luke’s, Roundabout, The Childrens Hospital and Bluebell Wood. Money will be raised through the sale of the beer and events in each of the participating venues.

Regular updates are available at on Facebook at Half-Pint-Marathon and we’ll be encouraging people to get involved by using #halfpintsheff across social media.

Breweries, Pubs

About Andy Cullen

Andy has been actively involved in CAMRA since the early 2000s after being recruited to sit on a National Younger Members Task Group. Since then he has held roles on the branch committee including Secretary, Membership Secretary, Magazine Editor, Chair and now Social Secretary. Andy has also been involved with the Steel City Beer & Cider Festival almost every year since becoming active in the branch.

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