It is with great regret that the Sheffield branch of the Campaign for Real Ale have to announce that we are cancelling this year’s Steel City Beer & Cider Festival.
Obviously we were looking forward to staging another great festival, but with the current social distancing measures looking set to continue for some time, it became obvious that we couldn’t ensure the safety of our visitors and still retain the atmosphere that makes it such a special event.
Rest assured we are already looking forward to 2021 and in fact have two events planned. The National CAMRA Members Weekend, AGM & Conference takes place at Sheffield City Hall from 16th to 18th April, and of course the next Steel City Beer & Cider Festival, from 14th to 17th October. We anticipate that restrictions will be lifted sufficiently by then for these events to be a fantastic celebration of Real Ale and Sheffield’s role in its continuing success.
In the meantime, we encourage everyone to support our local breweries and pubs with their home delivery and off-licence schemes. We are fortunate to have some of the best in the country and I’m sure we all want them to still be here when things return to normal.
Stay safe and we hope to see you around in 2021.
Paul Crofts, festival organiser