Steel City snippets

Over the last few issues of Beer Matters, we have featured some of the volunteer staff roles at our Steel City Beer & Cider Festival. We are looking for as many of our members to help out as possible and the staffing form is now live on our website –

We’ve also mentioned sponsorship, corporate support and hospitality  – there are still some opportunities available – get in touch if you are interested in promoting your business at the festival.

So we now turn to look at what is on offer for guests visiting the festival…

The festival is split into various areas. Once you have passed the entry desk (where you pay your admission and pick up your glass) the choice is:

Upper Hall – featuring the main real ale and cider bars, cold food stalls, CAMRA merchandise stall and the live music stage.

Victorian Courtyard – featuring the hot food stalls and outdoor drinking area all atmospherically themed.

Millowners Pub – a replica of a traditional local pub with local breweriana on display and a working bar featuring around 6 real ales.

Marquee – the other main beer bar can be found here along with the CAMRA membership stall, games and seating.

River Don Beam Engine Hall – additional indoor space is available for visitors here in the event of bad weather and on the Friday afternoon hopefully the museum staff will fire the steam powered beam engine up for a demonstration!


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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