Sheffield Beer Week, now in its fourth year, is a city-wide beer festival that aims to increase awareness of all things beery going on in the Steel City. Organised by Jules Gray from Hop Hideout, this week-long celebration of water, malt, yeast and hops sees pubs and breweries alike put on a range of special events, including one-off collaboration brews, meet-the-brewer evenings and tap takeovers.
This year’s event runs from 12-18 March, and in previous years was scheduled to coincide with the SIBA BeerX exhibition. Although BeerX has left Sheffield, the Beer Week continues unperturbed and this year will kick off slightly differently with the new Indie Beer Feast festival at Picture House Social on Abbeydale Road on 10 March (see our festival listings for more details).
Breweries already confirmed for Sheffield Beer Week 2018 include local favourites such as Abbeydale, Neepsend and Thornbridge alongside national brewers like Beavertown and Marble, plus international representation from Richmond, Virginia’s Hardywood Park Craft Brewery. There are more breweries and events yet to be announced.
An additional theme for this year’s Beer Week is the role of women in the beer industry, with a brewsters tap takeover event at the Rutland Arms, collaboration brews with Ashover and Welbeck Abbey breweries, plus work with consumer group the Ladies That Beer and Fem.Ale organiser Erica Horton to host beer tastings.
A full list of all that’s taking place can be found on the Sheffield Beer Week official website at sheffieldbeerweek.co.uk/2018-sheffbeerweek-events-full-list.