• 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
  • SCBF44 beer mats on eBay

    - Four limited edition sets of 12 mint-condition beer mats advertising the 44th annual Steel City Beer Festival (SCBF44) will be auctioned on eBay. On one side of each mat is the SCBF44 logo, with the reverse printed for the sponsor. The logo side, when arranged, produces a large image of the festival poster (see below). … Continue reading SCBF44 beer mats on eBay
  • Beer mat mania!

    - Beer mat collectors take note – the Steel City 44 festival beer mats have now been released and should soon start appearing in your local pubs and bars. Like last year, the mats will feature a sponsor’s logo on one side and a section of the official festival poster on the reverse. To get the … Continue reading Beer mat mania!
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.

Halifax & Calderdale CAMRA

Thu 27 – Sat 29 Sep

More than 50 beers, ciders and perries at this festival at Hebden Bridge Town Hall with only one beer from each brewery for maximum variation, including specially commissioned ales. Live entertainment on Thursday evening and food available throughout the festival.

Amber Valley CAMRA

Thu 27 – Sun 30 Sep

The 9th Amber Valley CAMRA festival will be held at Strutts on Derby Road, Belper, and is set to feature 65 real ales. The festival will launch on Thursday with a special preview session from 4-6pm with free entry to all including non-members. This will be followed at 7.30pm by a free-to-enter quiz with prizes, where table-service will be provided for participants. Friday and Saturday nights will have live music, while the Sunday session (12-2pm) is free entry with any remaining beers selling at £2 a pint.

Scunthorpe CAMRA

Thu 27 – Sun 30 Sep

25 real ales, plus real cider and perry and food available throughout the festival. Held at the Bridge Hotel, Station Road, Scunthorpe (right next to the railway station). Free entry to card-carrying CAMRA members at all times.


Fri 28 Sep

Shakespeares on Gibraltar Street is holding its latest “Stupidly Delicious Beer” events, featuring cask ales from some of Yorkshire’s best breweries including Magic Rock, Ridgeside, Beer Ink and Five Towns. There will also be rare and interesting craft beers from around the world.

Brunswick, Derby

Wed 3 – Sat 6 Oct

The Brunswick (1 Railway Terrace, Derby, DE1 2RU) is holding its 31st annual beer festival, with 50+ real ales and 16 ciders and perries, plus BBQ, pies and cheese. The pub is a 5-minute walk from Derby railway station.