The rise of the virtual beer festival- Beer boxes and online content to enjoy at home
Steel City Beer & Cider Festival announcement- 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 announcement
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
Beer festival news- Sheffield CAMRA’s 46th annual Steel City Beer & Cider Festival We are pleased to be able to announce our festival will be returning to Kelham Island Museum again this year from the 21st to 24th October. As ever we will have lots of real ale and other craft beers, cider & perry, street food, games, … Continue reading Beer festival news
Sheffield Beer Week- Beer Week is a City-wide beer celebration hosted across multiple venues. Now in it’s sixth year, look out for brewery open days, tap takeovers, food and beer pairing menus, guided walks and more. The week itself runs from 9th to 15th March, however things kick off the previous weekend with the Indie Beer Feast, taking … Continue reading Sheffield Beer Week
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.
Note – currently due to Covid-19 restrictions no physical beer festivals are taking place. Listed below are any virtual festivals we are aware of along with events later in the year being provisionally organised on the condition that the situation has improved sufficiently for them to be able to go ahead safely.
Virtual Indie Beer Feast
Sat 6 Mar
The usual event at Abbeydale Picture House cannot happen so it’s going virtual – you order a box of beer to drink at home on the day whilst enjoying the online content. Order via Hop Hidout.
Great British Beer Festival Winter edition – at home
Fri 19 – Sun 21 Mar
This event would have been the annual winter beer celebration in Birmingham, this cannot take place so it has been moved online. Tickets include home delivery of a selection of beers or ciders along with access to online content including beer tastings, virtual brewery tours, pub history talks and more.
Virtual Rotherham Beer & Music Festival
Sat 20 Mar
This would normally be a big charity event at Magna, this year a more modest affair is taking place online in partnership with Chantry Brewery and has two parts – the beer and the music. Chantry are brewing a special one off beer which along with a festival branded glass can be ordered for home delivery on the brewery website; on the day there will be bands performing live on stage at the Cutlers Arms for an online live stream. Tickets for the live music stream are £5 each with profits going to the Maple Cancer Care charity.
CAMRA Members Weekend, AGM & Conference
Sat 17 Apr
This event would have been taking place at Sheffield City Hall this year but alas, with Covid restrictions it wasn’t possible so it is all going online including the opportunity to relax in a virtual members bar drinking beer from Sheffield with the brewers afterwards! To sign up for the conference visit the Members Weekend website.