• SCBF44 a roaring success

    - The 44th Steel City Beer & Cider Festival, held a little earlier than usual over the second weekend of October, was a huge success with more than 6,000 discerning drinkers descending on the Kelham Island Museum over the four days. Between them, visitors drank their way through more than 15,000 pints of cask ale; 1,600 … Continue reading SCBF44 a roaring success
  • What’s it like to volunteer?

    - Just like every year, the 44th Steel City Beer & Cider Festival was organised and staffed entirely by volunteers who kindly donate their time to make it such a success. As well as the organising committee who started planning in earnest back in January, we had more than 160 volunteers who helped out on at … Continue reading What’s it like to volunteer?
  • Penistone Beer Festival

    - The White Heart in Penistone will be hosting the annual Penistone Beer Festival from 16-18 November. Following four successful years of hosting the festival, the line up will feature approximately 30 cask-conditioned beers and 15 craft ciders. A good mix of light and dark beers will be available with a range of ABVs. Penistone Brewers … Continue reading Penistone Beer Festival
  • Champion Beer of Sheffield

    - This year at our Steel City Beer & Cider Festival we’ll be hosting the CAMRA Champion Beer of Sheffield competition with all the breweries in Sheffield & District invited to enter a cask beer. The winner will be chosen through a blind tasting process with panels of judges, including a number from the pub industry, … Continue reading Champion Beer of Sheffield
  • SCBF44 staffing

    - By the time this magazine hits the pubs, our annual Steel City Beer & Cider Festival will be less than six weeks away, and we are on the lookout for more volunteers to help make the festival even better than before. If you have a day or two (or more, or just half a day … Continue reading SCBF44 staffing
Festival guide

Below is a guide to beer festivals in or near Sheffield that we are aware of over the coming weeks. While we believe the information is correct, we advise checking with the venue/organisers before making any special journeys.

CAMRA festival listings can also be found on the national CAMRA events page and commercial festivals on aletalk.


Wed 23 – Sat 26 Jan

Manchester Beer & Cider Festival returns to Manchester Central for another year. One of the biggest festivals of the year, 2018 saw around 750 beers and more than 15,000 visitors. Advance tickets available from mancbeerfest.uk/tickets.

Chesterfield CAMRA

Fri 1 – Sat 2 Feb

Chesterfield & District CAMRA are hosting a beer festival at the Winding Wheel, 13 Holywell St, S41 7SA. Sessions are 11am-4pm and 6:30pm-11pm on both days and the
evening sessions will feature live music. Entry prices TBC.

Great British Beer Festival Winter

Tue 19 – Sat 23 Feb

CAMRA’s national Winter ale festival is to be held in The Halls in Norwich (NR3 1AU) for the last time before a new city takes over in 2020. Popular summer golden and light ales to ruby and dark ales, foreign beers and ciders, all served in magnificent medieval friary halls in the heart of Norwich. Free entry for CAMRA members on the door, or advance packages can be booked on Eventbrite.

Derby Winter Ale

Wed 20 – Sat 23 Feb

The 15th Derby Winter Beer Festival will take place at the Roundhouse in Derby, featuring real ales from the Derbyshire region and further afield.

Indie Beer Feast

Fri 8 – Sat 9 Mar

The Indie Beer Feast returns to the Abbeydale Picture House and after a hugely successful first year, 2019 will be a two-day event. Tickets on sale via Eventbrite.