Sporty Tykes is a delicious golden ale at 4% made with Challenger and Calypso hops and infused with aromatic elderflower heads grown locally. It’s number five of our top ten reasons we love Sheffield and is in homage to the city’s great sporting traditions past, present and in the future! Whether you admire our Olympiads, watch your local team, play in the park or throw a dart there will always be some activity in this region which excites us as Sporty Tykes!
The Sheffield Brewery Beer Club – diarise our next event: a weekender – Fri June 3rd and Sat 4th 5pm – 11pm.
Our third first Friday/Saturday was another fab weekend – and the sunshine certainly brought a fun loving crowd! Hello to all our new members.
Congratulations again to our neighbours, the mighty Peddlers Market, they’ll be open again the same weekend, and will showcase another fresh line-up of Britain’s best street food traders, alongside top-notch craft beers, freshly made cocktails, live music and art. You’ve got to be there, the atmosphere is brilliant and gets better at each event!
We’re looking for small semi-acoustic bands/artists
Big thanks to Tom and Richard from Silverdale School for playing a fantastic set last Friday. Any smallish bands or singers fancy playing at our Beer Club please get in touch with Pete at the brewery.
A few facts on Sheffield and why it’s the National City of Sport
Courtesy of Wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sport_in_Sheffield
Sheffield has a long history of involvement in sport. Although cricket was the first organised sport, it has gradually been supplanted by football. Both the main two local football teams grew out of cricket teams. Sheffield can claim many firsts in football the most famous one being Sheffield F.C. being the world’s first and oldest football club. Today it has a club in every major team sport in England. Sheffield became the first UK National City of Sport in 1995 and is now home to the English Institute of Sport (EIS).
Today the city is home to two league clubs Sheffield Wednesday and Sheffield United, top flight ice hockey (Sheffield Steelers) and basketball (Sheffield Sharks) and a Premier League speedway team (Sheffield Tigers). Sheffield Eagles is the main rugby league club. Sheffield Tigers and Sheffield Rugby Club make up the other
There are six boxing world champions from Sheffield including Clinton Woods and Johnny Nelson. David Sherwood is a top ten British tennis player from the city and the former England cricket captain, Michael Vaughan, was brought up and lives in Sheffield. Joe Simpson, a famous climber also comes from the city. Steve Peat “Peaty” was the MTB Downhill World Champion.
The largest stadium is Hillsborough Stadium, the home of Sheffield Wednesday, which holds around 39,850. The now-demolished Don Valley Stadium was formerly the largest athletics stadium in the United Kingdom. Bramall Lane is the world’s oldest major football ground and holds around 33,000 and Sandygate Road, home to Hallam F.C., is the oldest football ground. The World Snooker Championships has been held at the Crucible Theatre since 1977.
Our inspirational Jessica Ennis-Hill famously won Gold in the London Olympics 2012.
So all in all we’ve a lot of sporty tykes who love this city!
PS: whoever was playing in goal at the University pitches on Thursday 12th May in the evening at around 7ish – come and have a pint on us!
Lookout for more in our Top Ten series which we’ll be releasing at the end of each month. Details of everything on our new website www.sheffieldbrewery.com
THANK YOU AND WE LOOK FORWARD TO THE NEXT 10 YEARS OF CONTINUING TO BREW THE HALLMARK OF A PERFECT PINT!