After a tumultuous 2021, Sheffield Beer Week sees a welcome return to the city, 7-13 March 2022. The event will be a much-needed boost for the city, the hospitality and brewing sector.
Sheffield Beer Week’s ongoing strands include Beer & Food, Community & Heritage; with additional 2022 strands including our Harrogate Beer Week collaborative focus, creating welcoming spaces for everyone in the beer scene with Out & About (@outandaboutsheff) and International Women’s Day events and celebrating our access to vital green spaces under The Outdoor City banner.
There’ll be a continued intertwining via a hybrid of online and in-person elements with a key online talk exploring beer and brewing research with leading international professionals. From Lars Marius Garshol (Norwegian farmhouse brewing), Dr Christina Wade (Irish beer history), Ron Pattinson (beer historian), Tim Holt (Brewery History Society) and the Sheffield Feminist Archive. Our collaborative partnership with Harrogate Beer Week will showcase North Yorkshire breweries in South Yorkshire with a friendly cross-county beer week focal point, highlighting the positive nature of beer tourism.
Sheffield breweries Heist Brew Co. and Lost Industry will be brewing up beers for International Women’s Collaboration Brew Day (@IWCBD/unitebrew.org) on International Women’s Day – 8 March (look out for additional events). As Visit Sheffield’s The Outdoor City hosts a month long celebration of the green spaces and adventure trails in the city through March, Sheffield Beer Week will showcase beer and history walks (via local historian Dave Pickersgill, editor of CAMRA’s Sheffield’s Real Heritage Pubs), a running and beer social club and highlight the ‘Right to Roam’ campaign (righttoroam.org.uk) alongside the 90th anniversary of the Kinder Mass Trespass with Sunday Times best-selling author Nick Hayes (The Book of Trespass), Brewery of St Mars of the Desert, Sheffield Beer Week and Hop Hideout.
On the weekend of 4-5 March, to kick-off the week, Sheffield’s craft beer festival, Indie Beer Feast launches. A celebration of great independent craft beer with brewery bars, street food, low intervention wines and fine cider. The beer festival champions and supports The Everyone Welcome initiative. British Guild of Beer Writers’ member and leading UK award-winning beer writer Adrian Tierney-Jones will be heading up to host pop-up tastings and to judge the Indie Beer Feast Beer of the Festival; this year’s theme is hope. Breweries pouring include Sheffield outfits St Mars of the Desert, Lost Industry and Abbeydale. Plus bars from Women on Tap showcasing female led breweries and beer collaborations and Craft Beer Newcastle highlighting a myriad of brilliant breweries from the North East. In addition to Manchester’s Pomona Island, Liverpool’s Neptune, Derbyshire’s Torrside and Pentrich, Norfolk’s Duration, Cheshire’s Mobberley Brewhouse, Nottingham’s Black Iris, Wales’ Wilderness, Scotland’s Fyne Ales and Donzoko Brewing, London’s Rock Leopard and North Yorkshire’s Turning Point Brew Co. They’ll also be a bigger focus on cider with both Ross and Hogan’s hosting bars and low intervention wines with Naturally Wines showcasing their Italian portfolio.
Head to sheffieldbeerweek.co.uk.
The venues and events announced so far:
Bar Stewards – Neptune tap takeover and meet the brewer
Bankers Draft (JD Wetherspoon) – battle of the brewers (plus a Little Critters tap takeover previous week).
Bath Hotel – Mallinsons cask tap takeover
Bear – Missing Link tap takeover and meet the brewer
Beer House – meet the brewer with Temper Brewing.
Blue Stoops – Pie week at True North Brewery pubs
British Oak – pie week at True North Brewery pubs
Broadfield – pie week at True North Brewery pubs
Cider Hole – cider release party
Commercial – Theakston’s Old Peculiar in a wooden cask
Cricket Inn – a special curry menu will be offered with dishes paired with Thornbridge beers.
Crow Inn – Track Brew Co tap takeover
Dina – Photography & Poetry Exhibition: How I See Myself and How Others See Me
Eagle – Thornbridge beer and tapas pairing event
Ecclesall Ale Club – Stout & Oyster pairing
Fuggle Bunny Brew House – Friday fuggle tap session
Gardeners Rest – Mini beer festival showcasing Welsh beer
Greystones – Big Smoke Brew Co Tap Takeover
Hallamshire House – Lakes Brew Co Meet the Brewer & Tap Takeover
Heist Brew Tap – Omnipollo tap takeover, Turning Point Showcase, Unite Brew day & tasting.
Hop Hideout – Women on Tap showcase and Right to Roam beer launch
Old House – Buxton tap takeover
Jabbarwocky – Black Lodge meet the brewer and tap takeover
Kelham Island Tavern – Breweries of Bristol showcase including Left Handed Giant tap takeover
Pangolin – Double tap takeover and meet the brewer with Zapato and Black Lodge
Punchbowl – Triple Point Meet the Brewer & Tap Takeover plus Pie week at True North Brewery pubs
Riverside – Pie week at True North Brewery pubs plus beer and snack pairing events with Abbeydale and Vocation breweries.
Rutland Arms – Tap takeovers including Holy Goat and Kernel
Shakespeares – various brewery showcases including Red Willow and Double Barrelled along with a quiz
Sheaf View – bottle share event plus Burning Soul tap takeover
Sheffield Tap – beer launch for International Women’s Day and also a Kirkstall meet the brewer
Stags Head – Duration Beer & Food pairing, Duration tap takeover
Brewery of St Mars of the Desert – tap room opening and beer launch
Triple Point Brewery – Staggeringly Good Collab Launch & Tap Takeover
Two Thirds Beer Co. – Polly’s tap takeover
Waggon & Horses – Pie week at True North Brewery pubs
Walkley Beer Company – Red Willow brewery showcase on keg and can; Blue Bee & Grizzly Grains on cask.
Wellington – Neepsend Brew Co will have a one off wood cask of Baubus, a 7.1% Baltic Porter on the bar
York – Pie week at True North Brewery pubs
Heritage Pub Walk 1 – starting at Fagans (booking required) CANCELLED
Heritage Pub Walk 2 – starting at the Fat Cat (booking required) CANCELLED
Visit the official Sheffield Beer Week website for the latest information.
For details of public transport options linking the venues head over to Travel South Yorkshire. “CityWide” All day and weekly unlimited travel passes that work on all the buses and trams in the city are available from Travelmaster.