Sheffield Beer Week 13th-19th March: Whats on

Here is a roundup of the events advised at the time of going to press. It is likely there will be many more events over the week – check out sheffieldbeerweek.co.uk for more details and of course these are in addition to the quizzes, music nights etc that take place in Sheffield’s pubs week in week out.

Friday 10th March

Magic Rock Meet the Brewer – Hop Hideout, 8:30pm
Tickets £10 via www.hophideout.co.uk
Over the last six years Magic Rock have had grown phenomenally and had a big impact on the modern brewing scene here in the UK and abroad via their collaborations with the likes of Gigantic, Cigar City Brewing and more. Hop Hideout welcomes Magic Rock Brewing to Sheffield for this Meet the Brewer, expect some beery treats on draught for this occasion!

Saturday 11th March

Beer & Breweries of Little Sheffield – Meet at Regather Works, 11am
Tickets £5 via www.eventbrite.co.uk
Meet at 11am at Regather Works on Club Garden Road for a visit to what must be Sheffield’s smallest commercial brewery…? Then visit several of the area’s best pubs including the Beer Engine, Old Crown, Railway and Cremorne. Plus – the history of two lost local breweries: the famous Richdales ‘Rich Ales’ and Anchor Brewery of Cherry Street. Led by Brian Holmshaw of Sheaf Valley Heritage.

Sunday 12th March

Petrus Blending – Hop Hideout, 5pm
Tickets £5 via www.hophideout.com
Join Hop Hideout as they play host to Belgian brewery De Brandebere’s UK Brand Ambassador Charlie Pountney as he takes you through their core range: Petrus Aged Pale, Oud Bruin and Aged Red. This generational family brewery has recently redesigned their packaging & embraced consumer blending. You’ll find out about their history, their close connection with Michael Jackson, the UK beer writer and sample and blend their beers on the journey too. 2017 marks ten years since Michael Jackson sadly passed away; this event raises a glass of Petrus Aged Pale to him in celebration.

Brewing Beer: Science, art or magic? – Sentinel Brewhouse & Taproom, 7pm
Tickets £5 via www.scienceweeksy.org.uk
Join University researchers Dr Susan Cambell (Biomolecular Sciences Research Centre, Sheffield Hallam University) and Dr Daniel Allwood (Biomolecular Sciences Research Centre, Sheffield Hallam University) alongside head brewer Alex Barlow for an evening of enlightened discussion. The event will include an introduction, followed by an insight into brewing chemistry with Dr Daniel Allwood, yeast and the miracle of fermentation with Dr Sue Campbell and brewing is alchemy with Alex Barlow. This will be followed by a panel discussion and Q&A plus enjoy some great beers to accompany the conversation. (Price includes a flight of 4 x 1/3pint measures of Sentinel beers).

Monday 13th March

City Centre Pub Heritage Walk – meet at Fagans, 5:30pm
Tickets £2.50 via www.eventbrite.co.uk
Dave Pickersgill (author of the ebook, ‘History of the Worksop and Retford Brewery’ and Pub Heritage Officer for Sheffield CAMRA) will host this short walking tour around some of the entries in the Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA) ‘Yorkshire’s Real Heritage Pubs’ book. Also included are a number of ‘try also’ pubs which include aspects of architectural merit. Route: commence at ‘Fagans’ and proceed to the ‘Dog and Partridge’ via a short stop outside the ‘Grapes.’ After a short refreshment break, we will proceed past the ‘Red Deer’ and ‘Bloo88,’ before completing the walk at ‘The Bath Hotel.’

Real Junk Food Project – Sentinel Brewhouse & Taproom, 7pm
Tickets £5.00 via eventbrite.co.uk (plus cost of food payable at venue)
For this month’s event, The Real Junk Food Project Sheffield and Sentinel Brewhouse have teamed up to kickstart #sheffbeerweek in the best way possible…four tantalising courses paired with the finest craft beers made by Sentinel’s on site brewery. Learn more about The Real Junk Food Project Sheffield from its directors and enjoy a truly tasty pay-as-you-feel meal! Each £5.00 ticket guarantees you a place at the event, with 4 x ⅓ pints of Sentinel’s craft beers paired by the owner Alex Barlow included. The 4 courses are available to all on a pay-as-you-feel basis. Discounted drinks will also be available at the bar all night. Tickets are limited to a max of 4 per group and per booking.

Tuesday 14th March

Elusive & Siren Craft Brew Meet the Brewer – Hop Hideout, 7:30pm
Tickets £10 via www.hophideout.co.uk
The two neighbours and good friends Elusive and Siren have joined forces to host this collaboration event! Expect some special collaboration beers on the evening too.

Wednesday 15th March

Beavertown tap takeover and Meet the Brewer – Hallamshire House, 5pm
Tickets free via www.eventbrite.co.uk
Everyone’s favourite London brewery Beavertown will be heading to The Hallamshire House for an epic Tap Takeover. All Beavertown beers will go live at 5pm. To get more of an insight into the company and there awesome beers they will also be hosting a FREE meet the brewer & tasting. This will be FREE for the first 25 customers who register. Keep your eyes peeled on Eventbrite to sign up for this event.

Beer & Cheese matching – Portland House, 7:30pm
Tickets £20 via www.eventbrite.co.uk
An evening of beer and cheese with Claire Monk, Head Brewer at Welbeck Abbey Brewery.

Thursday 16th March

Wild Beer Co tap takeover and Meet the Brewer – Bath Hotel, 5pm
Tickets free via www.eventbrite.co.uk
The Bath hotel will welcome one of the UK’s most loved Breweries. Wild Beer Co will be taking over the Taps and hosting a Meet the Brewer evening. Beers will be available from 5pm for anybody to come and try at their own leisure, staff from Wild Beer Co will be on site to chat throughout the evening. At 7.30pm we will be hosting a Meet the Brewer and tasting. This will be FREE for the first 25 customers who register. Keep your eyes peeled on Eventbrite to sign up for this awesome event.

Brooklyn Brewery big bottle tasting – Riverside (Mowbray Street), 7:30pm
Tickets £26 plus booking fee via www.eventbrite.co.uk
Join the Riverside and Brooklyn’s UK brand ambassador as they host this big bottle tasting. You’ll sample some of Brooklyn’s best loved beers, as well as some rare quarterly experiments. In addition, the Riverside team will match each beer with some classic American eats – think Louisiana Pulled Pork, Texan Chilli, Buffalo Wings and S’mores.

CAMRA’s Steel City Beer Festival Award presentations part one – Bath Hotel, 8pm
Tickets not required
We present the certificates for some of the beer of the festival awards from last Octobers Steel City Beer & Cider Festival.

Friday 17th March

SIBA Beer Alive – Ice Sheffield, 3pm
Tickets £7 plus booking fee via beerx.org
Huge bar serving award winning beers on cask, keg and bottle, tutored tastings, street food and live music.

CAMRA’s Steel City Beer Festival Award presentations part two – Rutland Arms, 4pm
Tickets not required
We present the certificates for the remaining beer of the festival awards from last Octobers Steel City Beer & Cider Festival.

Saturday 18th March

Beer & Breweries of Neepsend – Meet at Sheffield Brewery Company, 12 midday
Tickets £5 plus booking fee via www.eventbrite.co.uk
A Three Brewery extravaganza. Meet 12 noon at Albyn Works – the home of Sheffield Brewery Company for a history tour of the pubs and breweries of Neepsend: Sheffield’s own brewing quarter. These include Neepsend Brewery, the Gardeners Rest and Little Critters Brewery.

SIBA Beer Alive – Ice Sheffield, 11am
Tickets £7 plus booking fee via beerx.org
Huge bar serving award winning beers on cask, keg and bottle, rugby on big streen, street food and live music.

Sunday 19th March

Quiz night with additional beer theme – Portland House, 6pm
Tickets £1, pay at venue
Portland House play host to their quiz night and will be adding beery topics to highlight Sheffield Beer Week celebrations.

SIBA Beer Alive – Ice Sheffield, 11am
Tickets £7 plus booking fee via beerx.org
The Sunday brunch session is the final day of the Beer Alive festival featuring a more laid back atmosphere and families are welcome (under 14s admitted free). Again there will be a range of award winning beers, street food and live music.

All week

Sheffield versus Manchester – Riverside (Mowbray Street)
The bar will be showcasing beers from Sheffield and Manchester throughout the week and feedback on favourite beers encouraged! 20% discount off a pint of real ale available for CAMRA members.

Beer Festival – White Lion (Heeley)
All handpumps on all three bars will be in use offering a huge range of cask beers and various brewers will be dropping in over the week to host meet the brewer sessions. More details to be confirmed at time of going to press.

Beer Farts Exhibition – Hop Hideout
With a hefty Instagram following, Beer Farts composes and shoots beer and Lego photos with fun and humour. Hop Hideout’s walls will be playing host to their commissioned birthday series and a selection of others for two months starting on 10th March.

Festivals
Andy Cullen

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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