Steel City Beer & Cider Festival

We are pleased to announce that subject to all the Coronavirus restrictions being lifted in time as expected, the Steel City Beer & Cider Festival will be taking place this year at Kelham Island Museum from 6 to 9 October.

Planning is still in the early stages but expect the usual large range of real ales and other craft beers along with traditional cider & perry, street food, live music and more.

The festival is organised and staffed entirely by volunteers who do it because they are passionate about celebrating good beer and cider, if you fancy getting involved you can register your interest in volunteering now and we’ll let you know when the staffing form goes live later in the year. Otherwise keep an eye on our website for announcements as things get confirmed!

In the meantime, have a look at the pictures below taken by Dave Pickersgill at our last festival in 2019 to get an idea of what you can look forward to!

The Upper Hall features a huge real ale bar, book shop, tombola and live music stage
A range of craft beer in keykeg, bottle and can also features alongside the cask ale
Two bars at the festival are dedicated to traditional Cider & Perry
We have live music Thursday and Friday night plus a programme of entertainment throughout Saturday included in the entry fee.
The courtyard areas host a number of street food traders
A huge cask beer bar staffed by our volunteers can also be found in the festival marquee along with old skool pub games!
All the drinks at the festival are served into your commemorative glass. The entry fee includes a deposit on the glass which you can either cash in as you leave or keep as a souvenir!
On Saturday we encourage fancy dress and epic hats as demonstrated by team tombola here!
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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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