Festivals

Steel City Beer & Cider Festival – announcment

It is with great regret that the Sheffield branch of the Campaign for Real Ale have to announce that we are cancelling this year’s Steel City Beer & Cider Festival. Obviously we were looking forward to staging another great festival, but with the current social distancing measures looking set to continue for some time, it … Continue reading Steel City Beer & Cider Festival – announcment

Indie Beer Feast: the start of Sheffield Beer Week 2020

Held in the iconic, 1920s, Grade II listed Abbeydale Picture House, the only cinema I know which has spider plants in the toilets, the third incarnation of the Indie Beer Feast (IBF), the now traditional start of Sheffield Beer Week, occurred in early March. A  new glass design (16.5 Fl.Oz. Mencia Rocks Tumbler) greeted the … Continue reading Indie Beer Feast: the start of Sheffield Beer Week 2020

Thanks from the beer festival tombola!

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!

My Steel City Beer & Cider Festival – Poppy Hayhurst

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

Steel City Beer & Cider Festival – another roaring success!

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!

Steel City Beer Festival – 1975 to the present day

As we near the 2019 Steel City Beer & Cider Festival, it seems like the 500th edition of Beer Matters is a good opportunity to look back over the festival’s history. 1975 – 2018 The first festival was a single day affair, held in September 1975 at Sheffield University’s Tapton Hall of Residence and featured … Continue reading Steel City Beer Festival – 1975 to the present day