‘A Passion for Vaux – Sunderland’s Lost Brewery’ is a documentary film which was premiered in Sunderland recently: ‘The story of the people of Sunderland & how the ‘City Financiers’ took away their beloved brewery.’ The film also mentions the closure of Sheffield Brewery S.H.Wards (owned by Vaux) in July 1999, 20 years ago. Included … Continue reading “A passion for Vaux”
The Pubs Code was established in 2016 and regulates the tenancies of large estates of tied pubs in England and Wales. It is enforced by a Pubs Code Adjudicator. Since its introduction, CAMRA has raised concerns about the failure of some pub companies to act within the spirit of the Code, and has drawn attention … Continue reading Pubs Code update
CAMRA has announced the best Cider and Perry in Britain to be Mayfayre’s Cider (Herefordshire) and Cleeve Orchard’s Perry (Ross-on-Wye). The winners were revealed at the Reading Beer and Cider Festival, home of the National Cider and Perry Championships. Mayfayre’s Cider impressed judges for being well-balanced and more-ish, boasting distinct spicy and woody notes and … Continue reading National Cider & Perry Championships
On Saturday 30 March, members of the Sheffield & District branch headed all around the city and its surrounds to complete the Annual Beer Census (although we were unable to do one last year). The purpose of the event was to take a snapshot of the range and cost of real ales and real ciders available … Continue reading Annual Beer Census – the results
We are delighted to announce that Sheffield has beaten off competition from a number of real ale cities to be chosen as the location of CAMRA’s national Members’ Weekend and AGM for 2021. As if that wasn’t enough of an honour, 2021 is a very significant year as it also marks the 50th anniversary of … Continue reading CAMRA Members’ Weekend & AGM 2021
A recent addition to the Sheffield brewing scene, the brewery of Saint Mars of the Desert (SMOD) is perhaps unique as we believe it is the only Yorkshire brewery to possess a coolship. Based at 90 Stevenson Road, Attercliffe, SMOD commenced brewing in late 2018. The equipment was mostly supplied by Sheffield-based Moeschle (UK) Ltd. … Continue reading Koelschip spotted in Sheffield!
Sheffield Beer Week has a number of great local breweries involved in its fifth year such as Neepsend Brew Co, Kelham Island Brewery, Thornbridge and Abbeydale and also national and international breweries including Wander Beyond, Wild Card Brewery, Burning Sky, Moor, Orbit and Mikkeller. Brand new Sheffield brewery, Saint Mars of the Desert, will also … Continue reading Sheffield Beer Week only a week away
Our branch AGM takes place at Shakespeares on Tuesday 2 April at 8pm and one of the main items on the agenda is electing the committee that runs the branch for the year ahead. A number of long-standing members are unfortunately having to scale down their involvement, but this means we have some great opportunities … Continue reading Fancy joining the committee?
Update (14/3/19): for those taking part, our preferred method is to use the track.beer/survey website. However, those wishing to use a paper form can download this here: Beer Census form (Word version) or Beer Census form (PDF version). As mentioned in last month’s Beer Matters, Saturday 30 March will see the return of the Sheffield … Continue reading Sheffield Beer Census 2019
2019 sees Sheffield Beer Week celebrate its fifth year as a city-wide beer festival and umbrella beer focused event occurring in multiple venues, launching from Monday 11 March. It is with great excitement that the first few breweries have been announced for 2019 #SheffBeerWeek events. Follow updates as they are released via our Twitter. Not … Continue reading Sheffield Beer Week 2019