As we ‘cheers’ our pint glasses to the new year, we have three cracking specials to chase away those January blues. Ernest George is a well balanced 4.2% ruby ale. Blended using traditional roasted malts we have created a deep ruby ale with distinctively bitter-sweet chocolate notes. British Bramling Cross hops provide a subtly blackcurrant … Continue reading Welbeck Abbey Brewery
A few years ago the Ball Inn, Crookes was refurbished and this included installing a new kitchen in the old stables at the back of the cobbled court yard. Part of the pub is a sports bar with TV screens with a large dining area at the rear but some of the original wooden panelling … Continue reading Pub of the Month, December 2019: The Ball Inn, Crookes
Kelham Island will be kicking off the new year brewing a couple of monthly specials Gauntlet is a triple hopped refreshing ale, using only hops grown in the UK. Brewed with the addition of blood orange zest and fresh grapefruit. Which gives this beer an intense delicious tropical experience. Crimson Chaos is a full bodied American Red … Continue reading Kelham Island Brewery
Pulling together to support pubs and clubs Pubs face a huge tax burden, including VAT, excise duties, business rates, corporation tax and other pub-specific costs. In total £12.7bn in taxes are paid across the beer and pubs sector per year. Tax makes up around one third of the cost of a pint sold in a … Continue reading Ask your prospective MP to sign the Pledge for Pubs
On Saturday 9th.November, 39 of the many volunteers at SCBF45 had a day out. This year we went to Harrogate. An initial hour long stop at the recently opened Roosters Brewery and Taproom was followed by a few hours in Harrogate. Roosters were founded in 1993 and quickly developed a reputation for brewing ground-breaking, hop-forward … Continue reading Steel City Beer & Cider Festival volunteers day out
The organisers of the recent 45th Steel City Beer & Cider Festival would like to thank the following for donating items to the festival tombola and to sell for the Burton Street Foundation Charity:- The Fat Cat, Kelham Island Tavern, Gardeners Rest, Shakespeares, Kelham Island Brewery, Abbeydale Brewery, Triple Point Brewery, The Brew Foundation, Brian … Continue reading Thanks from the beer festival tombola!
The festival is always one of the highlights of my year, but what you may not realise is that planning for the event begins way back in January. I have volunteered on the organising committee for the past two years and amongst other things oversee the press and trade session, press contact and social media … Continue reading My Steel City Beer & Cider Festival – Poppy Hayhurst
I’m Polly, I’m 23, and I’ve been a member of CAMRA for three years. This October’s 45th Steel City Beer Festival was the sixth I’ve attended, but the first I’ve volunteered at. As luck would have it, a week off work coincided with the setup of the festival, so I thought I’d give it a … Continue reading My Steel City Beer & Cider Festival – Polly
Kelham Island Museum was the setting once again for the annual Steel City Beer & Cider Festival which took place over 4 days in October. Over 6,000 visitors attended, drinking almost 20,000 pints of beer and 3,000 pints of cider. Thanks to help from our friends at Abbeydale Brewery we managed to keep the Keykeg … Continue reading Steel City Beer & Cider Festival – another roaring success!
Don Valley Brewery, who operate the Blind Monkey pub in Walkley, have launched a new Wheat beer called ‘Teenage Dirtbag’. Lost Industry brewing are holding a 4th birthday celebration at their tap bar on Sidney Street on 7th December. The Brewery of St Mars of the Desert are opening their tap room in Attercliffe every … Continue reading Brewery bits