Sheffield Beer Week

Sheffield Beer Week returns in 2023 for it’s ninth event with a renewed vigour around their key strand, ‘Going Back To Our Beer Roots‘. Focusing on showcasing the brilliantly brewed Sheffield beer from breweries within the City Region. Ongoing core strands include Beer and Food, Community and Heritage; with additional strands including International Women’s Day events and celebrating our access to vital green spaces under The Outdoor City banner. 

Sheffield breweries Tapped Brew Co, Little Critters, Heist, Loxley, Abbeydale (look out for their Cloud Peak session IPA with Sheffield Beer Week and Indie Beer Feast!) and True North are already planning special beers for the week, with further breweries to announce more. Tapped Brew Co, housed at The Sheffield Tap pub, are even planning a live brewing day during the week, so watch this space for further details on that! Saint Mars of the Desert and Stancill breweries are hosting open tap days, whilst the rejuvenated Kelham Island Brewery will be highlighting its flagship beer Pale Rider, which started the ‘beer journey’ for many people in the city.

Visit Sheffield’s The Festival of the Outdoors has become a vibrant month of annual activities in March itself and to tie in Sheffield Beer Week is hosting a number of events under this banner. Local historian Dave Pickersgill, editor of CAMRA’s ‘Sheffield’s Real Heritage Pubs’, will be hosting his popular heritage pub and brewery walks. There will be a number of running events too including a trail club organised by Abbeydale Brewery and their Rising Sun pub and Hop Hideout beer shop’s all abilities welcome run social.

As always there’ll be a celebration of great independent brewed beer from across Sheffield, the UK and beyond with venues Jabbarwocky, The Crow Inn, Rutland Arms, Kelham Island Tavern, Sheffield Tap, Heist Brew Co., Stancill Brewery, Brewery of St Mars of the Desert, Craft & Berry, Hop Hideout, Beer Central, True North pubs and Shakespeares Ale & Cider House already planning events. Look out for more venues and events to be added on our website via the 2023 events listing.

On the weekend of 3-4 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’ members and leading UK award-winning beer writers Adrian Tierney-Jones and Pete Brown will be heading up to host pop-up tastings and to judge the Indie Beer Feast ‘Beer of the Festival’. Breweries pouring include Sheffield outfits Saint Mars of the Desert, Heist, Triple Point and Abbeydale. In addition to Manchester’s Sureshot, Liverpool’s Neptune, Lancashire’s Rivington Brewing Co, Birmingham’s Attic Brew Co, Hitchin’s Crossover Blendery, London’s The Kernel, Rock Leopard and Wild Card Brewery, Huddersfield’s Beer Ink, Macclesfield’s Redwillow, Suffolk’s Little Earth Project and County Durham’s McColl’s Brewery. They’ll also award-winning Sheffield beer shop Hop Hideout hosting a bar and bottle shop, in addition to low intervention Italian wines from importers Naturally Wines.

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Here are the events that had been announced at our time of going to press to give you some ideas – the latest list and more details can be found on the Beer Week website.

If you are planning on spending the week using public transport to explore Sheffield and visit beer week venues, you can get timetables and maps from Travel South Yorkshire and buy a weekly Citywide bus & tram pass from Travelmaster. Alternatively one day passes can be bought on board buses & trams or on the First & Stagecoach bus apps. All single rides on buses and trams currently cost £2 (or less for some very short bus journeys).

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