A Special Brew: Top Picks for Sheffield Beer Week
A week-long festival celebrating the city’s world-renowned association with quality brewing, Sheffield Beer Week returns 9-15 March bringing with it a fresh selection of bespoke beery events.
The main themes this year are based around beer and food, heritage and community – featuring everything from exclusive tap takeovers, showcases and collabs to film screenings, foodie events and quiz nights. Here are a couple of events that’ve had us feeling a bit parched…
As part of the festival’s “Community” strand, there will be a series of walking tours taking place including Dave Pickersgill’s popular pub and industrial heritage walk (12-13 March), a Kelham Island food and beer tour (14 March), and the SheFest Women in Beer and Brewing tour (12 March).
Catch a Flick
Fancy taking a break from it all with a film? You can see the UK premiere of Beer! The Best Film Ever Brewed, a brand new documentary which takes a deep dive into the international beer industry. Showing at the Showroom Cinema and followed by a special Q+A and afterparty (13 March).
There will be plenty of exclusive collabs on offer throughout the week, such as the official festival beer brewed for 2020’s charity partnership supporting The Friends of Edward Carpenter with Sheffield based LGBTQ+ beer group Out and About and Lost Industry Brewing.
Good cheese can complement most flavours – especially good beer! To this end Triple Point Brewery are putting on a beer ‘n’ cheese tasting session (12 March) hosted by their head brewer and local cheese brewer. Tickets here.
Hop Hideout x Kommune paired menu
All week Hop Hideout will team up with Kommune to recommend beers sourced from the Indie Beer Feast with dishes from independent food traders (10 in total).
After a week of BIG flavours coming out of the taps, Shakespeares reckon it will be a good idea to end things on crisp, refreshing note with some of the world’s finest lagers (15 March).
A big part of Sheffield Beer Week’s offering are the exclusive tap takeovers, where some of the world’s most innovative brewers will be showcasing their wares at your favourite local. Highlights include Siren Tap at The Riverside (9-15 March), Torrside at Shakespeares (9-10 March), Mikkeller at the Bath Hotel (12 March), Øl and Gamma Tap at the Rutland Arms (10 March), Garage Tap Takover at Dead Donkey (13 March), Queer Beer Takeover at Devonshire Cat (13 March) – plus many, many more!