Abbeydale’s award winning specialist beer shop Hop Hideout launched their Tasting Room in August, enabling customers to sit in the intimate space and enjoy the wide range of bottled beers and ciders on offer from across the globe. The Tasting Room will be open from noon to close, Tuesday to Sunday and in addition to the varied bottled selection, customers can enjoy a selection of two draught beers via the dedicated tap facility. Hop Hideout stocks over 400 beers, with a larger dedicated range covering the UK, in addition to countries like America, Holland, Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Italy and Spain. Key to Hop Hideout’s success has been to search out and find interesting beers and offer a rotating range including a dedicated cider and perry offering. The two draught keg lines have featured beers from Yorkshire favourites Magic Rock to hard to find breweries like Kent’s Alphastate and experimental Swede’s Omnipollo. The ciders and perries are all sourced to showcase the rich variety produced across the UK, with over twenty-five different varieties. Oliver’s from Hereford, Somerset’s Sheppy’s, Welsh producers Ty Gwyn and Thistly Cross in Scotland all nestle in the fridges.
Jules Gray, one half of Hop Hideout, shared, “The intimate space and ever-changing beer selection makes this a great space to visit, discover and enjoy a beer. We’re starting to plan events in too. We have the fantastic young London brewery Brew By Numbers hosting a tasting in September, Yorkshire’s Brass Castle in October and an exciting evening as part of Sheffield’s Off The Shelf festival with one of the UK’s top beer writer’s – Pete Brown”.