Heist Brew Co

Derbyshire brewers Heist Brew Co make the big move from the sleepy mining village of Clowne to the once beating heart of Sheffield’s industry and now hive of activity for  development and regeneration, Kelham Island and Neepsend.

The craft beer brewers’ new location will be situated in the Neepsend area of the city, on Neepsend Lane, close to the bustling Cutlery Works and legendary Gardeners Rest pub. From humble beginnings brewing once a week and distributing locally and regionally, Heist are now expanding their operation to deal with national and international demand and have seen the positives of moving into the brewing community currently building in the Kelham and Neepsend areas.

The massive project will see an old machine works transformed into a brewery with interactive tours, tastings and events capable of hosting private bookings and corporate events in their two large bar spaces. Combining a modern style with raw materials to maintain the original character of the building, it will retain the two industrial cranes and other internal structures, along with maintaining a lot of the original characteristics of the building inside and out.

With 30 craft beer lines hosting ten Heist lines of staple and limited release as well as beers from the rest of the UK and Europe, there will be regular guest lines from the US and further afield brought in especially for Heist, as well as special release bar top cask. The bar spaces will house gaming, eating and comfy spaces and a burger joint which will be serving up signature burger stacks and loaded fries provided by a very special street food vendor which is TBA, who will host regular guest street food vendors from around the UK and other unique food experiences.

Adding to this vibrant area Heist will join a number of Sheffield Breweries in the area such as Sheffield Brewery, Neepsend Brewery and Kelham Island Brewery, which will be sure to gain the attention of avid beer drinkers, creating a popular spot for those beer drinkers seeking a day out in the steel city, as well as those looking for a unique shopping experience in the local area.

Working with other local businesses Heist will be hosting a number of events over the coming months such as food and beer pairing at Boozehound (Cutlery works), a summer skate jam and BBQ at the House Skatepark, and a beer cocktail evening at the Millowners to name just a few. The details for all the events will be updated on their social media shortly.

Heist Brew Co are planning to be open mid summer with dates to be confirmed. A weekend long opening is planned with special experiences to the opening up for grabs for a few lucky winners and their friends, plus other goodies up for grabs too.

Head over to their social media pages @heistbrew and @heistbrewtap to keep up-to-date on the progress of the build and everything else Heist.


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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