The Indie Beer Feast normally takes place at Abbeydale Picture House each March ahead of Sheffield Beer Week and is organised by Jules Gray of Hop Hideout, who also organises the beer week. The format involves a number of craft breweries hosting their own bars at the event alongside a Hop Hideout bar and street food area.
The 2020 festival was one of the last beer festivals that took place before Coronavirus lockdown happened. This year the dates were moved from March to August with a hope that Coronavirus restrictions would be gone come 21 June. This has now been moved to 19 July but of course there are no guarantees that will happen and the August festival date gets ever closer, so the difficult decision has been made to cancel the event with tickets valid at the next one in March 2022.
All is not lost though, a replacement event is taking place on the same weekend: 6-8 August. The Indie Beer Feast Festival Trail will see beer and cider related goings on spread across 6 venues – Hop Hideout (in Kommune), Crow Inn, Bar Stewards, Shakespeares, Kelham Island Tavern and the Brewery of St Mars of the Desert taproom.