Kelham Island Brewery

Kelham Island Brewery’s head brewer, Nigel Turnbull, has retired after a career spanning more than 45 years.

Nigel had been working for breweries around Sheffield since 1971, when he joined the Hope Brewery on Claywheels Lane as a lab technician straight from school at the age of 16. He moved to the Stones Brewery on Rutland Road in 1993, which was followed by a spell in Tadcaster, North Yorkshire, after production moved there.

In 2009, Nigel joined Kelham Island as head brewer, where he worked until his retirement. The brewery itself was built in 1990 next door to the Fat Cat on Alma Street by the late Dave Wickett, whose son Ed now runs the operation.

Sheffield & District CAMRA would like to wish Nigel a happy retirement.

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